RESULTS: Post-War and Contemporary Art

Post-War and Contemporary Art

South Kensington – Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Sale no: 3693 – Top Ten

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

Sold:

£2,882,100

$4,524,897

€3,317,297

Lots Sold:  176

Lots Offered: 264

Sold by Lot: 67%

Sold by £: 78%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.570  /  €1.151

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 Buyer

16

Cildo Meireles (B. 1948), Jogo de Velha Serie C 8A (Tic-Tac-Toe Serie C 8A), 1997
SECOND HIGHEST PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

60,000-80,000

£181,250 $284,563
€208,619

South American Private

19

Jan Fabre (b. 1958), The Battle in the Hour Blue, 1989
SECOND HIGHEST PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

12,000-18,000

£169,250 $265,723
€194,807

European Trade

242

Banksy (b. 1975), Bird and Grenade, 2002, this work is unique

30,000-50,000

£145,250 $228,043
€167,183

Asian Private

23

Konrad Klapheck (b. 1935), Die Mätresse (The Mistress), 1964

90,000-120,000

£109,250 $171,523
€125,747

European Private

41

Wade Guyton (b. 1972), Untitled, 2005

50,000-70,000

£91,250
$143,263
€105,029

European Private

141

Antonio López García (b. 1936), Mujer quemada (Burnt Woman), 1964

100,000-150,000

£85,250
$133,843
€98,123

European Private

129

Julian Schnabel (b. 1951), Portrait, 2004

60,000-80,000

£79,250
$124,423
€91,217

European Private

143

Yves Klein (1928-1962), Victoire de Samothrace, 1962

35,000-55,000

£79,250
$124,423
€91,217

Anonymous

29

Anselm Reyle (b. 1970), Untitled (big red foil), 2007

60,000-80,000

£67,250
$105,583
€77,405

Asian Private

170

CHRISTO (B. 1935), Wrapped Reichstag (Project for Berlin), 1979

50,000-70,000

£67,250
$105,583
€77,405

European Private

 

Comment: Darren Leak, Specialist and Head of Sale said:

“We were pleased with the results of the Post-War and Contemporary Art sale, which achieved strong prices for many individual works including those by Cildo Meireles, Jan Fabre and Banksy. The sale as a whole achieved £2,882,100 – a considerable increase on the equivalent sale in September 2010, resulting in a record year for the category at Christie’s South Kensington saleroom - £6,221,400 for the two annual sales combined.

Buyers originated from 27 different countries, with the breakdown (by lot / by origin) as 68% Europe including UK, 25% Americas, 5% Asia and 2% Middle East. Three of the top ten lots listed above were sold online – lots 41, 141 and 170.

We look forward to Frieze week’s Post-War and Contemporary auction at King Street, and the upcoming season in New York in November. Our next Post-War and Contemporary Art sale at South Kensington will take place in March 2012.”

Press Contact:

Leonie Pitts                    020 7752 3121                      lpitts@christies.com  

 

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