RESULTS: Modern British Art Evening Salle - London, 12 December 2012

The Modern British Art Evening Sale realised a total of £5,491,800 / $8,819,831 / €6,809,832.

London

36 lots sold

Total: £5,491,800 / $8,819,831 / €6,809,832

     55% sold by lot

66 lots offered

$1.606=£1 / €1.240=£1

    47% sold by value

 

Lot  

Description

Estimate (£)

Price Realised

Buyer

17

Allen Jones, R.A. (b. 1937), Interesting Journey, 1962

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR A PAINTING BY THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

150,000 - 250,000

£517,250

$832,255

€639,838

Anonymous

38

Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. (1898-1986), Family Group, 1944

350,000 - 450,000

£457,250

$735,715

€565,618

UK Private

50

Sean Scully (b. 1945), Monach

350,000 - 450,000

£379,250

$610,213

€469,132

UK Trade

52

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1883-1937), Still Life. Anemones, 1931

300,000 - 500,000

£361,250

$581,251

€446,866

UK Private

22

Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1883-1937), Still life with Tulips and Iona

250,000 - 350,000

£337,250

$542,635

€417,178

UK Private

56

Sir Winston Churchill, O.M., R.A. (1874-1965), The Ancient Olive Grove at La Dragonnière, Cap Martin, 1937

150,000 - 250,000

£265,250

$426,787

€328,114

Anonymous

26

Samuel John Peploe, R.S.A. (1871-1935), Still life with Pink Roses and Oranges in a blue and white vase

200,000 - 300,000

£229,250

$368,863

€283,582

UK Private

45

Ben Nicholson, O.M. (1894-1982),  August 64 (stone relief Valle Verzasca), 1964

150,000 - 250,000

£181,250

$291,631

€224,206

European Private

2

David Hockney, O.M., C.H., R.A. (b. 1937), Portrait of Peter Langan in Los Angeles

100,000 - 150,000

£169,250

$272,323

€209,362

UK Private

13

Joe Tilson (b. 1928), Gagarin, Star, Triangle

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THE ARTIST AT AUCTION

80,000 - 120,000

£169,250

$272,323

€209,362

UK Private

             

 

 

André Zlattinger Director, Head of Modern British Art, Christies London and Rachel Hidderley, Christie’s International Specialist and Director, Modern British Art: “While we saw selective bidding in parts of this evening’s auction we also witnessed some fantastic prices including those for Allen Jones, (Lot 17), Joe Tilson (Lot 13), and Duncan Grant (Lot 60), all of which achieved record prices. As well as British clients, we welcomed bidding from collectors around the world including Asia and the Middle East. The works of art from The Peter Langan Collection almost doubled pre-sale expectations and we look forward to offering more works from the collection in ‘Peter Langan: A Life with Art’ at Christie’s South Kensington on 18 December. The ‘Modern British and Irish Day Art Sale’ at King Street starts tomorrow (13 December) at 10am.”

 

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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