RESULTS: Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale

New York

HIGHEST TOTAL IN AUCTION HISTORY

66 lots sold

Total: $495,021,500/ £326,714,190/  386,116,770

    94% sold by lot

70 lots offered

£0.66= $1 / € 0.78=$1

 94% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate ($)

Price Realized

Buyer

18

Jackson Pollock, Number 19, 1948, oil and enamel on paper mounted on canvas, Painted in 1948

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

25,000,000-35,000,000

$58,363,750

£38,520,075

€45,523,725

Anonymous

34

Roy Lichtenstein, Woman with Flowered Hat, Magna on canvas, Painted in 1963

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

Estimate on Request

$56,123,750

£37,041,675

€43,776,525

European Private

10

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dustheads, acrylic, oilstick, spray enamel and metallic paint on canvas, Painted in 1982

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

25,000,000-35,000,000

$48,843,750

£32,236,875

€38,098,125

European Private

55

Mark Rothko, Untitled (Black on Maroon), oil on canvas, 
Painted in 1958

15,000,000 – 20,000,000

$27,003,750

£17,822,475

€21,062,925

US Trade

23

Philip Guston, To Fellini, oil on canvas, Painted in 1958

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

8,000,000-12,000,000

$25,883,750

£17,083,275

€20,189,325

Anonymous

49

Roy Lichtenstein, Nude with Yellow Flower, oil and Magna on canvas, Painted in 1994

12,000,000 – 16,000,000

$23,643,750

£15,604,875

€18,442,125

Anonymous

53

Gerhard Richter, Abstraktes Bild, Dunkel (613-2), oil on canvas, Painted in 1986

14,000,000 – 18,000,000

$21,963,750

£14,496,075

€17,131,725

Anonymous

29

Willem De Kooning, Woman (Blue Eyes), oil, enamel and charcoal on two sheets of paper laid down on canvas,

Painted in 1953

12,000,000-16,000,000

$19,163,750

£12,648,075

€14,947,725

US Trade

61

Piero Manzoni, Achrome, kaolin on canvas, Painted in 1958

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

6,000,000 – 9,000,000

$14,123,750

£9,321,675

€11,016,525

European Private

17

Willem De Kooning, Untitled XVII, oil on canvas,

Painted in 1984

4,000,000-6,000,000

$9,755,750

£6,438,795

€7,609,485

Anonymous

             

 

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Next Sale: New York, 16 May 2013, Post-War & Contemporary Art Morning and Afternoon Sessions

Paris, 5 June 2013, Art Contemporain

London, 25 June 2013, Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale

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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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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.