South Kensington results: First Open/LDN, 26 March 2015


South Kensington, Thursday 26 March 2015, Sale 10420

 [All sold prices include buyer’s premium] 

153 lots sold

Total: £2,442,100/$3,631,403/€3,304,161

    80% sold by lot

192 lots offered

$1.487 = £1 / €1.353 = £1

87% sold by value




Estimate (£)

Price Realised



Lee Ufan (b.1936), From Line No. 780231, Painted in 1978





European Private


Fredrik Værslev (b.1979), Untitled (Canopy), Executed in 2012





European Private


Alexander Calder (1898-1976), Népal, Executed in 1973





European Private


Bianca Chu, Head of Sale, First Open/LDN: Following the strong sales of First Open/NYC and ASIA+/First Open in Hong Kong this month, First Open/LDN continues to demonstrate the demand for emerging artists as well as established names in post-war and contemporary art. A new auction record was set for Hermann Goepfert, with his Untitled work of 1965 realising £37,500, and we are proud to announce the success of the first ever crowd sourced auction initiative, in partnership with ArtStack, with every artwork in this group selling. The collaboration has brought eight artists to the attention of an international audience, and raised funds for the Whitechapel Gallery. As well as sourcing artworks online for First Open/LDN, 35% of the sale was either sold or directly underbid by clients using Christie’s LIVETM to a global audience.

Please click here to view the full schedule of upcoming sales from the Post-War and Contemporary Art department at Christie’s 

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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