RESULTS: Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

- The Post-War & Contemporary Art day auction totaled £9,414,875 / $14,837,843.






Lots Sold:   152

Lots Offered: 214

Sold by Lot: 71%

Sold by £: 82%

Exchange Rate £ = $1.576 / €1.141





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price



Ugo Rondinone (b. 1963), If there were anywhere but desert. Thursday, executed in 2000

£250,000 - 350,000






Robert Indiana (b. 1928), Love, polychrome aluminium, conceived in 1966 and executed in 2000

£350,000 - 450,000






Zeng Fanzhi (b. 1964), Mask Series No. 26, oil on canvas, painted in 1996

£100,000 - 150,000






Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), Water Lily Pond With Reflections, screenprinted enamel

£150,000 - 200,000






Liu Ye (b. 1964), Choir, oil on canvas, painted in 2000

£100,000 - 150,000






George Condo (b. 1957), The Smoking Sailor, oil on canvas, Painted in 2007

£150,000 - 200,000






Manolo Valdés (b. 1942), La Infanta Doña Margarita II, oil on burlap, executed in 1985

£200,000 - 300,000






George Condo (b. 1957), Young Girl with Blue Dress, oil on canvas, painted in 2007

£150,000 - 200,000






Jan Fabre (b. 1958), De Man Die De Wolken Meet (The Man Who Measures the Clouds), polished bronze, executed in 1998

£70,000 - 100,000






Manolo Valdès (b. 1942), El Conde-Duque, oil and burlap collage on burlap, executed in 1990

£180,000 - 250,000






Carolyn Hodler and Edward Tang, Co-Heads of the Sale: “The auction produced solid results and saw strong prices for a broad and international range of living international artists, as highlighted by the top 10 prices of the sale. Reflecting a similar trend at yesterday’s Evening Auctions, today we saw diverse, global interest with buyers from 28 different countries in 4 continents. Predominantly private collectors competed at the auction and showed that there is significant activity at this level of this market when works of quality are presented with realistic estimates. The sale was led by If there were anywhere but desert. Thursday, a work by Ugo Rondinone which sold for £505,250. We’re glad to announce that the sale of 18 works offered during the first part of the auction to benefit ‘Women for Women International’ totaled £664,37518. The top lot of this section was There is a Land of Pure Delight, 2011, by Cecily Brown (b.1969), which realized £157,250. We now look forward to the November auctions of Post-War & Contemporary Art in New York.”

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