RESULTS - King Street: Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction Totals £17,706,775 /$27,303,847 /€20,858,580


Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

London, Wednesday, 26 June 2013, Sale #1135

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]


230 lots sold

Total: £17,706,775 /$27,303,847 /€20,858,580

     83% sold by lot

277 lots offered

$1.542= £1 / €1.178 =£1

    89% sold by value



Estimate (£)

Price Realised



Tauba Auerbach (B. 1981), Untitled (Fold), 2010


200,000 - 300,000




American Private


Thomas Schütte (B. 1954), Kleiner Geist (Little Spirit), 1995

100,000 - 150,000




European Private


George Condo (B. 1957), Smiling Girl With Ponytail, 2008

180,000 - 250,000




Asian Private


Andy Warhol (1928-1987),  Jackie, 1964

300,000 - 400,000






Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), Affaires et loisirs (Business and Leisure),  1956

220,000 - 280,000






Cecily Brown (B. 1969), Ring a Ring, 2012

250,000 - 350,000






Rudolf Stingel (B. 1956), Untitled, 1989

150,000 - 200,000






Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002), Yunque de sueños III (Anvil of Dreams III), 1958

200,000 - 300,000




European Private


Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1959

300,000 - 500,000




International Trade


David Hockney (b. 1937), Almost Like Skiing, 1991

250,000 - 350,000








Darren Leak and Beatriz Ordovas, Co-Heads of the Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction, Christie's London:In an unprecedentedly crowded saleroom, Christie's six-hour long day auction saw strong bidding over the phone, on the internet and in the room. The selection of high-quality, fresh-to-the-market works proved successful throughout the sale, including the ‘Homage to Chillida’ section. A number of younger artists attracted an exceptional quantity of collectors, as exemplified by Oscar Murillo’s ‘Untitled’ which drew over a dozen telephone bidders and set a new auction record. We were equally delighted with the performance of a rare appearance at auction of a ‘Fold’ painting by Tauba Auerbach also establishing a record price for the artist at auction.”



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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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