South Kensington Results - Post-War & Contemporary Art - 28 March 2012

The sale of Post-War & Contemporary Art realised £1,949,300 / $3,109,134 / €2,329,414 and was 72% sold by lot and 78% sold by value.





Lots Sold:  161

Lots Offered: 224

Sold by Lot: 72%

Sold by £: 78%

Exchange Rate £:= $1.595 / €1.195





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




Banksy (b. 1975)

Painting for a Sound System Lorry, Executed in 1998

25,000 - 35,000





Marc Quinn (b. 1964)

Tiber Flood Plane, Painted in 2008

80,000 - 120,000






Georges Mathieu (b. 1921)

Extractum, Painted in 1967

25,000 - 35,000





European Private



Elisabeth Del Prete and Darren Leak, Specialists, Post-War & Contemporary Art South Kensington: Highlighted by the great performance of Banksy’s Painting for a Sound System Lorry, which sold for more than £103,000, Christie's South Kensington sale of Post-War & Contemporary Art generated strong bidding for the most contemporary works of art and for the blue chip lots. We are particularly pleased with the excellent results achieved for works by a number of young artists, including David Batchelor, whose work was presented for the first time at action, as well as for Martin Boyce, last year’s winner of The Turner Prize. Once again the focus on Conceptual and Minimal Art within a South Kensington sale has proved successful, resulting in solid selling-by rates throughout.

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