RESULTS: Post-War and Contemporary Day Auction - 29 June 2011, London

The Post-War and Contemporary Day Auction realized a total of £13,179,325 / $21,073,741 / €14,642,230 selling 75% by lot and 77% by value. The top lot was Untitled, 1969, by Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) which sold for £481,250 / $769,519 / €534,669.






Lots Sold:  186

Lots Offered: 249

Sold by Lot: 75.10%

Sold by £: 76.89%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.599/  €1.111





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price





Gerhard Richter (b. 1932), Untitled, 1969


350,000 - 450,000



S.American Private



Dubuffet (1901-1985), Parages fréquentés (Frequented Neighbourhood), 1979


100,000 - 150,000



US Trade



Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Portrait of Florinda Bolkan, 1981


90,000 - 120,000



European Private



Sean Scully (b. 1945), Colorwall, 2005


300,000 - 400,000



European Private


Barry Flanagan (1941-2009), Nijinski Hare on Globe Form, Mirrored, 1994

150,000 - 200,000



European Private



Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), Personnage des Légendes (Character of the Legends), 1962


120,000 - 180,000






Frank Auerbach (b. 1931), Portrait of Leon Kossoff , 1953


150,000 - 200,000



European Private


Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997), Fred the Frog Rings the Bell, 1990

150,000 - 200,000



European Private


Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Dollar Sign, 1981


180,000 - 220,000



US Private


Creator Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923-2002), Untitled, 1956


150,000 - 200,000





Comment: Lock Kresler and Beatriz Ordovas, co-heads of sale: "Private buyers from Europe, Asia and North and South America dominated the bidding at the sale and we were pleased to welcome a significant number of new collectors, especially at the higher price levels. The most determined bidding was seen for Post-War works of art and particularly those sourced from private collections. The selection of works from the collection of Kay Saatchi realized £396,250; combined with the group sold at yesterday’s evening auction, the collection made a total of £4,389,000."

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