Christies day auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art totalled £17,706,775 /$27,303,847 /€20,858,580, selling 83% by lot and 89% by value. The top lot of the sale was Tauba Auerbach’s Untitled (2010), which sold for £505,875 / $780,059 / €595,920 setting a new world record price for the artist at auction.
Darren Leak and Beatriz Ordovas, Co-Heads of the Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction, Christies London: “In an unprecedentedly crowded saleroom, Christies six-hour long day auction saw strong bidding over the phone, on the internet and in the room. The selection of high-quality, fresh-to-the-market works proved successful throughout the sale, including the ‘Homage to Chillida’ section. A number of younger artists attracted an exceptional quantity of collectors, as exemplified by Oscar Murillo’s ‘Untitled’ which drew over a dozen telephone bidders and set a new auction record. We were equally delighted with the performance of a rare appearance at auction of a ‘Fold’ painting by Tauba Auerbach also establishing a record price for the artist at auction.”