RESULTS: Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction






Lots Sold: 134

Lots Offered: 204

Sold by Lot: 66%

Sold by £: 77%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.602/  €1.136





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




Robert Indiana (b. 1928), Love

200,000 - 300,000





Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1961

300,000 - 400,000





Manolo Valdés (b. 1942), Odalisca VIII, 2004

180,000 - 240,000





Chen Zhen (1955-2000), Uninterrupted Voice, 2000

70,000 - 100,000





Serge Poliakoff (1900-1969), Composition abstraite, 1967

150,000 - 200,000





Jenny Saville (b. 1970), Time, 2010

80,000 - 120,000





Elizabeth Peyton (b. 1965), Angus (Angus Fairhurst), 2005

100,000 - 150,000





Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000), Haus im Wind (I), 1962

120,000 - 180,000





Piero Manzoni (1933-1963), Achrome, 1959

100,000 - 150,000





Robert Longo (b. 1953), Untitled (Jupiter Long), 2006

120,000 - 180,000





Comment: Lock Kresler, Head of sale: “The notable trend of today’s auction was the level of buying by private collectors, many of whom were new to Christie’s. Works of art that were fresh to the market attracted the greatest levels of bidding from clients from Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. We are particularly pleased to have assisted two charitable causes at the auction; works of art sold to benefit the construction of the new campus of the Royal College of Art in Battersea realised £278,312, while 4 works sold to benefit ‘Women for Women International’ sold for a total of £286,100.”

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