RELEASE: CHRISTIE’S TWO-WEEK FALL ART AUCTION SERIES IN NEW YORK TOPS $1 BILLION

New York

 

DEEP BIDDING ACROSS THE MARKET AT ALL PRICE POINTS  

 

NEW BUYERS FROM GEOGRAPHIES AROUND THE WORLD INCLUDING MAINLAND CHINA

 

 3 WORKS SELL OVER $50 MILLION, 20 WORKS ABOVE $10 MILLION, AND 129 WORKS OVER $1 MILLION

 

ONLINE-ONLY COMPANION SALE OF POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY OPEN FOR BIDDING THROUGH NOVEMBER 19

 

New York – Christie’s is pleased to report its two-week sales series devoted to important Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art totaled $1,076,080,500 (£677,930,715/€796,299,570) with the inclusion of A Dialogue Through Art: Works from the Collection of Jan Krugier.  16 new world auction records were set over the course of the sale series. Participation in the sales was global; 42 countries were represented among the registered bidders.

Steven P. Murphy, CEO, Christie’s International, comments: “Art made headlines last week as the enthusiasm from clients was memorably demonstrated at the highest levels while also seen throughout the different sales. After several months of exhibitions of the season’s key highlights across the globe from London, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai to New York, we welcomed over 11,000 visitors to our Rockefeller galleries during the public exhibitions. When works of art of true quality, great significance and by the most significant artists are curated and presented to collectors, the audiences at different levels for acquiring these works compete enthusiastically.  While we continue to see a broadening pool of clients who are able to participate at the highest levels above $20 million, we are also delighted to be welcoming many new collectors through our online-only sales, including the Picasso Ceramics sale and our ongoing Post-War & Contemporary sale, which have both been very well received, with a notable 99% sell through rate and 45% new visitors from 109 countries for the Picasso Ceramics sale.”

 

Post-War & Contemporary Art Morning and Afternoon Session

New York, 13  November 2013

Total: $90,785,375/£56,286,933/€67,181,178

Top Lot: Frank Stella, Mitered Squares, alkyd and graphite on canvas, painted in 1966.

Estimate: $1,000,000 – 1,500,000 | Price Realized: $2,573,000

Please click here for combined complete Top Ten report.

 

 

Evening Sale of Post-War & Contemporary Art

New York, 12  November 2013

TOTAL:  $691,583,000 / £435,697,290 / €511,771,420

HIGHEST TOTAL IN AUCTION HISTORY

Top Lot: Francis Bacon, Three Studies Of Lucian Freud, oil on canvas, in 3 parts, painted in 1969.

Estimate on request | Price Realized: $142,405,000

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR ANY WORK OF ART

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Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper and Day Sales

New York, 6  November 2013

Total: $35,681,125/  £22,122,298 / €26,404,033

Top Lot: Pablo Picasso, Mousquetaire, buste, colored wax crayons and brush and India ink and gray wash on paper, Executed on 19 July 1967

Estimate: $600,000 – 800,000 | Price Realized: $1,805,000

Please click here for combined Top Ten report.

 

Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale

New York, 5 November 2013

Total: $144,299,000/ £89,465,380/ € 106,781,260

Top Lot: Lot 9| Alberto Giacometti, Diego en chemise ecossaise, oil on canvas, painted in 1954.

Estimate: $30,000,000 – 50,000,000 | Price Realized: $32,645,000

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST IN THE MEDIUM

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A Dialogue Through Art: Works from the Jan Krugier Collection

New York, 4-5 November 2013

Total: $113,732,000 / £71,439,170 / €84,161,680

Top Lot: Lot 17| Pablo Picasso, Claude et Paloma, oil and ripolin on panel, painted in Vallauris, 20 January 1950.

Estimate: $9,000,000-12,000,000 | Price Realized: $28,165,000

Please click here for the complete Top Ten report.

 

 

Online: Post-War & Contemporary Art

Bidding on the Post-War & Contemporary Art online-only sale closes on Tuesday, November 19.  Visit the sale site at http://www.christies.com/onlineonly, and click here for the online sale e-Catalogue.

 

About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi, 2017), for a single collection sale (the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, 2018), and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019).

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

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