RESULTS: Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction, London, October 2012

Christie’s London evening auctions of Post-War & Contemporary Art realised a total of £23,020,650 ($36,833,040/€28,614,668). The top price of the evening was paid for Martin Kippenberger’s Untitled, which was sold for £3,117,250 a world record for this auction.

London

Sold:

£23,020,650 

$36,833,040

€28,614,668

Lots Sold: 45

Lots Offered: 61

Sold by Lot: 74%

Sold by £: 87%

Exchange Rate £:= $1.60/€1.243

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

14

Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997), Untitled (from the series Hand-Painted Pictures), 1992

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

2,500,000 – 3,500,000

£3,177,250

$5,083,600

€3,949,322

Trade

8

Gerhard Richter (B. 1932), 5 Türen II (5 Doors II), 1967

1,500,000 – 2,000,000

£2,169,250

$3,470,800

€2,696,378

Private

45

Miquel Barceló (B. 1957), Areneros y muleros, 1990

2,000,000 – 3,000,000

£2,057,250

$3,291,600

€2,557,162

Private

11

Alexander Calder (1898-1976), Hello Allentown, 1976

1,200,000 – 1,800,000

£1,609,250

$2,574,800

€2,000,298

Private

10

Gerhard Richter (B. 1932),  Abstraktes Bild, 1992

700,000 – 1,000,000

£937,250

$1,499,600

€1,165,002

Private

35

Chris Ofili (B. 1968), Untitled Diptych, 1999

800,000 – 1,200,000

£937,250

$1,499,600

€1,165,002

Private

53

Robert Indiana (B. 1928), LOVE, 1966

500,000 – 600,000

£741,250

$1,186,000

€921,374

Private

4

Fred Tomaselli (B. 1956), Organism, 2005

400,000 – 600,000

£735,650

$1,177,040

€914,413

Private

12

Anish Kapoor (B. 1954), Untitled, 2010

500,000 – 700,000

£713,250

$1,141,200

€886,570

Private

30

Beatriz Milhazes (B. 1960), Madame Caduvel, 1996

320,000 – 380,000

£668,450

$1,069,520

€830,883

Private

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