RESULTS: Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

The Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale realised £11,709,425 / $18,407,216 / €13,477,548 and was 82% sold by lot and 90% sold by value.

London

Sold:

£11,709,425

$18,407,216

€13,477,548

Lots Sold: 161

Lots Offered: 197

Sold by Lot: 82%

Sold by £: 90%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.572/  €1.151

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

116

Neo Rauch (b. 1960), Die Helfer, 1997

200,000 - 300,000

£623,650

$980,378
€717,821

European Private

119

Marlene Dumas (b. 1953), The Peeping Tom, 1994

140,000 - 180,000

£373,250

$586,749
€429,611

US Trade

215

Sam Francis (1923-1994), Untitled (SFP86-54), 1986

100,000 - 150,000

£373,250

$586,749
€429,611

Anonymous

173

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932), Abstraktes Bild, 1987

300,000 - 400,000

£349,250

$549,021
€401,987

Anonymous

201

Josef Albers (1888-1976), Study to homage to the square: protected blue, 1957

120,000 - 180,000

£325,250

$511,293
€374,363

Anonymous

224

Manolo Valdés (B. 1942), Queen, 1994

250,000 - 300,000

£277,250

$435,837
€319,115

US Private

225

Manolo Valdés (B. 1942), Antonio del Pollaiulo, 1991

250,000 - 300,000

£277,250

$435,837
€319,115

US Private

255

Fang Lijun (B. 1963), Untitled, 2006

100,000 - 150,000

£241,250

$379,245
€277,679

European Trade

256

Zhang Huan (b. 1965), Smoke, 2007

180,000 - 250,000

£241,250

$379,245
€277,679

Anonymous

111

Neo Rauch (b. 1960), Isola, 1999

40,000 - 60,000

£223,250

$350,949
€256,961

UK Private

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