RESULTS - LOOKING FORWARD TO THE PAST EVENING SALE

New York

Looking Forward to the Past Evening Sale

New York, 11 May 2015, Sale #3739

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

34 lots sold

Total: $705,858,000/£458,051,914/€630,737,486

97% sold by lot

35 lots offered

£0.65= $1 / €0.89=$1

99% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate ($)

Price Realized

Buyer

8

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Les femmes d'Alger (Version 'O'), oil on canvas, painted on 14 February 1955.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR ANY WORK OF ART

Estimate On Request

$179,365,000

£116,395,198

€160,276,188

Anonymous

29

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), L'homme au doigt, bronze with patina and hand-painted by the artist, conceived in 1947.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR ANY SCULPTURE

Estimate On Request

$141,285,000

£91,683,971

€126,248,829

Anonymous

15

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Buste de femme (Femme à la résille), oil on canvas, painted in Paris on 12 January 1938.

Estimate On Request

$67,365,000

£43,715,120

€60,195,720

Anonymous

13

Mark Rothko (1903-1970), No. 36 (Black Stripe), oil on canvas, painted in 1958.

30,000,000 - 50,000,000

$40,485,000

£26,271,901

€36,176,408

Anonymous

24

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Le Parlement, soleil couchant (The Houses of Parliament, at Sunset), oil on canvas, painted in 1900-1901.

35,000,000 - 45,000,000

$40,485,000

£26,271,901

€36,176,408

Anonymous

19

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Silver Liz (diptych), spray enamel, synthetic polymer and silkscreen inks on canvas, painted in 1963-1965.

25,000,000 - 35,000,000

$28,165,000

£18,277,093

€25,167,557

Anonymous

30

Chaim Soutine (1893-1943), Le Bœuf, oil on canvas, painted circa 1923.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

20,000,000 - 30,000,000

$28,165,000

£18,277,093

€25,167,557

Anonymous

5

Peter Doig (b. 1959), Swamped, oil on canvas, painted in 1990.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

Estimate On Request

$25,925,000

£16,823,491

€23,165,947

Anonymous

22

Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), Paris Polka, oil on canvas, painted in 1961. 

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

Estimate On Request

$24,805,000

£16,096,690

€22,165,143

Anonymous

17

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), Concetto spaziale, Attese, waterpaint on canvas, executed in 1965.

10,000,000 - 15,000,000

$16,405,000

£10,645,685

€14,659,108

Anonymous

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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*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.