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.


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




Estimate (£)

Price Realised



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


150,000 - 250,000






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

350,000 - 450,000




UK Private


Sean Scully (b. 1945), Monach

350,000 - 450,000




UK Trade


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

300,000 - 500,000




UK Private


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

250,000 - 350,000




UK Private


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

150,000 - 250,000






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




UK Private


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

150,000 - 250,000




European Private


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

100,000 - 150,000




UK Private


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


80,000 - 120,000




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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