Christie’s two-day sales series devoted to the finest in Post-War and Contemporary Art realized a combined total of $508 million. Including the results of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts with three single-artist sales, which realized $17 million on November 12th, the grand total for the week of Post-War and Contemporary Art is $ 525 million.
Throughout the sales, strong results were achieved for works by Pop artists, Abstract Expressionists, and Cutting-Edge Contemporary artists. Following the historic evening sale which became the most valuable auction ever in the category, at $412.3 million, Christie’s achieved a combined $96 million during the two sessions on Thursday.
"Christie’s sales of Post war and Contemporary art this week in New York showed tremendous strength and energy, with a record combined result of $ 525 million. The incredible response we saw from bidders this week is a testament to the increasing depth and diversity of this collecting category. With our $412 million Evening Sale on Wednesday and our $96 million Day sales on Thursday, we witnessed strong prices for works of art across all mediums and price levels and reached an exciting new threshold for the auction market globally," analyses Brett Gorvy, Chairman and International Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art.