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



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



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


9,000,000 – 12,000,000






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


9,500,000 – 11,500,000




Asian Private


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

9,000,000 – 12,000,000




International Trade


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

7,500,000 – 9,500,000






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


7,000,000 – 9,000,000






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




International Trade


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




European Private


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






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


3,500,000 – 4,500,000




European Private


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

3,500,000 – 4,500,000





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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