RESULTS: AMERICAN ART

New York

American Art

 New York, 23 May 2013, Sale #2707

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

99 lots sold

Total: $50,848,750/£33,560,175/€39,153,538

    73% sold by lot

135 lots offered

£0.66= $1 / € 0.77=$1

 85% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate ($)

Price Realized

Buyer

16

Edward Hopper, Blackwell’s Island, oil on canvas,

Painted in 1928

15,000,000-20,000,000

$19,163,750

£12,648,075

€14,756,088

Anonymous

19

Edward Hopper, Kelly Jenness House, watercolor on paper, Executed in 1932

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A WORK ON PAPER BY THE ARTIST

2,000,000-3,000,000

$4,155,750

£2,742,795

€3,199,928

Anonymous

71

Norman Rockwell, Starstruck, oil on canvas,

Painted in 1934

800,000-1,200,000

$2,027,750

£1,338,315

€1,561,368

Anonymous

22

Georgia O'Keeffe, My Back Yard, oil on canvas,

Painted in 1943

1,000,000-1,500,000

$1,803,750

£1,190,475

€1,388,888

Cincinnati

Art Museum

47

John Trumbull, George Washington, oil on canvas, Painted circa 1793

700,000-1,000,000

$1,323,750

£873,675

€1,019,288

Anonymous

59

George Wesley Bellows, Splinter Beach, crayon, ink and crayon wash over transfer lithograph, Executed in 1913

500,000-700,000

$1,263,750

£834,075

€973,088

Anonymous

46

Sanford Robinson Gifford, Tappan Zee, oil on canvas, Painted in 1879-80

200,000-300,000

$1,179,750

£778,635

€908,408

Anonymous

75

Maxfield Parrish, Peaceful Valley (Homestead), oil on panel

600,000-800,000

$1,143,750

£754,875

€880,688

Anonymous

36

Childe Hassam, In a French Garden, oil on canvas

800,000-1,200,000

$963,750

£636,075

€742,088

Steven Platzman,

Art Advisor

125

Frank Weston Benson, The Seamstress, oil on canvas

800,000-1,200,000

$963,750

£636,075

€742,088

Anonymous

             

 

Elizabeth Sterling, Head of American Paintings: “The thrilling sale of Edward Hopper’s Blackwell’s Island for $19,163,750 marks the highest price ever achieved for a single work of art in an American Art Sale at Christie’s. The result for Blackwell’s Island, as well as the record-setting price of $4,155,750 for a work on paper by Hopper, achieved by Kelly Jenness House, underscores the artist's continued popularity and the strong demand for top Modernist works.  The sale total of $50.8 million is the highest that the category has seen since May 2008 and, in addition to Modernism, there were strong prices across all categories, with works of Illustration, Impressionism, and the Hudson River School all appearing in the Top Ten.  We look forward to our next sale on December 5th.”

 

PRESS CONTACT: Jaime Bernice  | +1 212 636 2680| jbernice@christies.com

Next Sale: New York, 5 December 2013

Please click here to view the full international schedule of upcoming sales from the American Art department at Christie’s

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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