RESULTS: Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, King Street

London

 

Sold:

£19,585,400

$31,356,225

€22,229,429

Lots Sold:  44

Lots Offered: 51

Sold by Lot: 86%

Sold by £: 92%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.601/  €1.135

 

Lot 

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

17

Damien Hirst (b. 1965), I am Become Death, Shatterer of Worlds, 2006

2,500,000 - 3,500,000

£2,169,250$3,472,969
€2,462,099

Anonymous

19

Takashi Murakami (b. 1962), Kaikai Kiki, 2005

400,000 - 600,000

£1,945,250$3,114,345
€2,207,859

Anonymous

12

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Negro Period, 1986

1,200,000 - 1,800,000

£1,497,250$2,397,097
€1,699,379

Anonymous

6

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932), Zwei Bäume (Two Trees), 1987

800,000 - 1,200,000

£1,105,250$1,769,505
€1,254,459

Anonymous

24

Nicolas de Staël (1914-1955), Nature morte en gris, 1955

1,000,000 - 1,500,000

£937,250$1,500,537
€1,063,779

Anonymous

31

Roman Opalka (b. 1931), Opalka

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

400,000 - 600,000

£802,850$1,285,363
€911,235

Anonymous

7

Sigmar Polke (1941-2010), Das Paar (The Couple), 1965

350,000 - 450,000

£769,250$1,231,569
€873,099

Anonymous

34

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932), Abstraktes Bild, 1981

600,000 - 800,000

£690,850$1,106,051
€784,115

Anonymous

23

Alexander Calder (1898-1976), Montagne Pas Aiguë, 1966

450,000 - 650,000

£646,050$1,034,326
€733,267

Anonymous

47

Sean Scully (b. 1945), Wall of Light-Orange Grey, 2001

500,000 - 700,000

£577,250$924,177
€655,179

Anonymous

 

 

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