RESULTS: If I Live I'll See You Tuesday: Contemporary Art Auction

New York

If I Live I'll See You Tuesday: Contemporary Art Auction

New York, 12 May 2014, Sale #3495

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

34 lots sold

Total: $134,630,000/£79,431,700/€98,279,900

97% sold by lot

35 lots offered

£0.59= $1 / €0.73=$1

99.5% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate ($)

Price Realized

Buyer

13

Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997), Untitled, oil on canvas, Painted in 1988.  

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

9,000,000 – 12,000,000

$18,645,000

£11,000,550

€13,610,850

Anonymous

31

Peter Doig (b. 1959), Road House, oil on canvas, Painted in 1991.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

9,500,000 – 11,500,000

$11,925,000

£7,035,750

€8,705,250

Asian Private

15

Jeff Koons (B. 1955), Aqualung, bronze, Executed in 1985.

9,000,000 – 12,000,000

$11,589,000

£6,837,510

€8,459,970

International Trade

20

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Little Electric Chair, acrylic and silkscreen inks on canvas, Executed in 1983.

7,500,000 – 9,500,000

$10,469,000

£6,176,710

€7,642,370

Anonymous

11

Richard Prince (b. 1949), Nurse of Greenmeadow, inkjet print and acrylic on canvas, Painted in 2002.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

7,000,000 – 9,000,000

$8,565,000

£5,053,350

€6,252,450

Anonymous

23

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Made in Japan I, acrylic and oilstick on paper mounted on canvas, Painted in 1982.

7,000,000 – 9,000,000

$8,005,000

£4,722,950

€5,843,650

International Trade

7

Jeff Koons (B. 1955), Two Ball Total Equilibrium Tank, glass, steel, sodium chloride reagent, distilled water and two basketballs, Executed in 1985.

4,000,000 – 6,000,000

$6,885,000

£4,062,150

€5,026,050

European Private

30

Mark Grotjahn (b. 1968), Untitled (In and Out of the Darkness Face 43.01), oil on cardboard mounted on linen, Painted in 2011.  

3,500,000 – 4,500,000

$6,045,000

£3,566,550

€4,412,850

Anonymous

26

Thomas Schütte (b. 1954), Große Geist Nr. 6, bronze with green patina, Executed in 1996.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

3,500,000 – 4,500,000

$5,317,000

£3,137,030

€3,881,410

European Private

6

Richard Prince (b. 1949), If I Die, acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, Painted in 1990.

3,500,000 – 4,500,000

$4,645,000

£2,740,550

€3,390,850

Anonymous

Loic Gouzer, International Specialist declared: With a total of $134million and 16 world auction records set for major artists such as Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, Peter Doig, On Kawara, Glen Ligon, Adam McEwen, Richard Prince and Thomas Schutte,  and, the If I live I see you Tuesday auction convened works by emerging and established artists who largely exceeded all pre-sale estimates. The excellent results demonstrate the strength of the market for a breadth of young artists such as Alex Israel, whose Sky Backdrop achieved 5 times its estimate when it sold for $1,025,000 in the artist’s first appearance at auction.  Contemporary masters also saw strong demand with fierce competition from a largely international collector base. Martin Kippenberger’s Untitled was sold for the world record price of $18,645,000, after 6 minutes of bidding from in the room and on the phone. The sale witnessed worldwide participation, which demonstrated the globalized demand for this category, with 350 registrants representing 26 countries. (world auction records list attached).

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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.