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.

London

Sold:

£13,179,325

$21,073,741

€14,642,230

Lots Sold:  186

Lots Offered: 249

Sold by Lot: 75.10%

Sold by £: 76.89%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.599/  €1.111

 

Lot 

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

166

 

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932), Untitled, 1969

 

350,000 - 450,000

£481,250

$769,519
€534,669

S.American Private

232

 

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

 

100,000 - 150,000

£409,250

$654,391
€454,677

US Trade

257

 

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

 

90,000 - 120,000

£361,250

$577,639
€401,349

European Private

126

 

Sean Scully (b. 1945), Colorwall, 2005

 

300,000 - 400,000

£337,250

$539,263
€374,685

European Private

128

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

150,000 - 200,000

£289,250

$462,511
€321,357

European Private

235

 

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

 

120,000 - 180,000

£289,250

$462,511
€321,357

Anonymous

132

 

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

 

150,000 - 200,000

£277,250

$443,323
€308,025

European Private

185

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

150,000 - 200,000

£265,250

$424,135
€294,693

European Private

253

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

 

180,000 - 220,000

£265,250

$424135
€294,693

US Private

266

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

 

150,000 - 200,000

£265,250

$424135
€294,693

Anonymous

 

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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*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.