RESULTS: Christie's New York First Open: Summer Edition Totals $5,832,125

New York

First Open: Summer Edition

 New York, 17 July 2013, Sale #3424

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

201 lots sold

Total: $5,832,125/£3,849,203/€4,432,415

    87% sold by lot

232 lots offered

£0.66= $1 / € 0.76=$1

 95% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate ($)

Price Realized

Buyer

3

Jack Hamilton Bush (1909-1977), Red Side Right (Right Side Red), oil on canvas, painted in 1965. 

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

30,000 - 50,000

$603,750

£398,475

€458,850

Canadian Private

11

Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), Head #3, bronze, executed in 1973.

220,000 - 280,000

$423,750

£279,675

€322,050

US Private

1

Jack Hamilton Bush (1909-1977), Pink and Orange (Pinched Orange), oil on canvas, painted in 1964. 

25,000 - 35,000

$387,750

£255,915

€294,690

Canadian Private

4

Jack Hamilton Bush (1909-1977), Pink Blossom, oil on canvas, Painted in 1965

30,000 - 40,000

$363,750

£240,075

€276,450

 

Canadian Private

 

10

Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), Untitled , graphite and wax crayon on paper, Drawn in 1944.

80,000 - 120,000

$315,750

£208,395

€239,970

US Trade

2

Jack Hamilton Bush (1909-1977), January Reds, oil on canvas, Painted in 1966.

30,000 - 50,000

$219,750

£145,035

€167,010

Canadian Private

148

Mark Di Suvero (b. 1933), Ira's Piece, steel, Executed in 2002

200,000 - 300,000

$219,750

£145,035

€167,010

Anonymous

5

John McLaughlin (1898-1976), Untitled , oil on board,

Painted in 1953

15,000 - 20,000

$159,750

£105,435

€121,410

European Trade

116

Kenneth Noland (1924-2010), Tapetum, acrylic on canvas,

Painted in 1970

80,000 - 120,000

$147,750

£97,515

€112,290

US Private

8

Kenneth Noland(1924-2010), Moving Day, acrylic on canvas, Painted in 1969

40,000 - 60,000

$93,750

£61,875

€71,250

US Private

Saara Pritchard, Associate Specialist, Head of the First Open sale, Post War & Contemporary Art, remarked: “Across the board, the success of this sale was due to the extraordinary range of work on offer, with a particular focus on strong examples by artists underrepresented in the secondary market, including new artist records for Jack Bush, Ronald Davis and Ron Gorchov and exceptional results for Dorothy Dehner and Dan Christensen. Another driving factor in the sale was exceptional provenance—buyers responded enormously to works assembled by visionary collectors and tastemakers who targeted the best examples for their collections. We were particularly pleased with the performance of the four exceptional and rare ‘sash’ paintings that represented Jack Bush in the sale, all of which were met with tremendous enthusiasm, including the sale’s top lot, which sold for over 10x its estimate.”

PRESS CONTACT: Capucine Milliot  | +1 212 636 2680| cmilliot@christies.com

Next Sale: London, 25 September 2013, Post-War and Contemporary Art

New York, 26 September 2013, First Open

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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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