RESULTS: Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

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

London

Sold:

£9,414,875

$14,837,843

€10,742,372

Lots Sold:   152

Lots Offered: 214

Sold by Lot: 71%

Sold by £: 82%

Exchange Rate £ = $1.576 / €1.141

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

Buyer

245

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

£250,000 - 350,000

£505,250

$796,274

€576,490

Private

270

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

£350,000 - 450,000

£397,250

$626,066

€453,262

Private

224

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

£100,000 - 150,000

£337,250

$531,506

€384,802

Private

265

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

£150,000 - 200,000

£289,250

$455,858

€330,034

Private

225

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

£100,000 - 150,000

£253,250

$399,122

€288,958

Private

257

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

£150,000 - 200,000

£223,250

$351,842

€254,728

Private

302

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

£200,000 - 300,000

£217,250

$342,386

€247,882

Trade

256

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

£150,000 - 200,000

£205,250

$323,474

€234,190

Trade

223

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

£193,250

$304,562

€220,498

Private

304

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

£180,000 - 250,000

£193,250

$304,562

€220,498

Trade

 

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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