RESULTS: Post-War and Contemporary Day Sale

London

Sold:

£13,098,000

$19,502,922

€15,953,364

Lots Sold:  207

Lots Offered: 318

Sold by Lot: 65%

Sold by £: 76%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.489/€  1.218

 

Lot 

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

109

Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997), Untitled, 1988

400,000 - 600,000

£433,250

$645,109
€527,699

Private

159

Steven Parrino (1958-2005), Blue Idiot, 1986

250,000 - 350,000

£433,250

$645,109
€527,699

Anonymous

250

Alexander Calder (1898-1976), Fishy II, 1969

350,000 - 450,000

£385,250

$573,637
€469,235

Trade

209

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1964

200,000 - 300,000

£361,250

$537,901
€440,003

European Trade

191

Josef Albers (1888-1976), Study for Homage to the Square: "2 Grays between 2 Yellows", 1961 

200,000 - 300,000

£313,250

$466,429
€381,539

Anonymous

200

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Flowers, 1964

80,000 - 120,000

£265,250

$394,957
€323,075

Private

197

Heinz Mack (b. 1931), Dynamische Struktur, 1962 

100,000 - 150,000

£241,250

$359,221
€293,843

Trade

199

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), Collage for Modern Painting with Classic Head, 1967

200,000 - 300,000

£241,250

$359,221
€293,843

Trade

208

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932), Untitled, 1970

120,000 - 180,000

£241,250

$359,221
€293,843

Private

279

Manolo Valdés (b. 1942), Marie Jossette, 2003

180,000 - 220,000

£217,250

$323,485
€264,611

Trade

 

 

Comment: Dina Amin and Lock Kresler, co-heads of sale: “We saw strong bidding from a global audience at today’s auction and welcomed a number of collectors who were new to Christie’s. We saw particularly determined bidding for works by the most recognized Post-War artists from the 1960s and early 1970s including Warhol, Calder and Lichtenstein. Together with last night’s auction, the Post-War and Contemporary sales at Christie’s this week have realised a total of £58,738,200 / $88,145,783 / €72,045,170, and have shown that there is confidence at every level of this market.”

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