RESULTS - POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING SALE

New York

Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale

New York, 13 May 2015, Sale #3740

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]

 

72 lots sold

Total: $658,532,000/£419,714,468/€584,662,254

88% sold by lot

82 lots offered

£0.64= $1 / €0.89=$1

94% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate ($)

Price Realized

Buyer

35

Mark Rothko (1903-1970), No. 10, oil on canvas, painted in 1958.

Estimate On Request

$81,925,000

£52,214,786

€72,735,198

Anonymous

26

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Colored Mona Lisa, silkscreen inks and graphite on canvas, painted in 1963.

Estimate On Request

$56,165,000

£35,796,686

€49,864,783

Anonymous

31

Lucian Freud (1922-2011), Benefits Supervisor Resting
oil on canvas, painted in 1994.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

30,000,000 - 50,000,000

$56,165,000

£35,796,686

€49,864,783

Anonymous

23

Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Portrait of Henrietta Moraes, oil on canvas, painted in 1963.

Estimate On Request

$47,765,000

£30,442,957

€42,407,040

Anonymous

43

Cy Twombly (1928-2011), Untitled, oil-based house paint, wax crayon and lead pencil on canvas, executed in 1969.

35,000,000 - 55,000,000

$42,725,000

£27,230,720

€37,932,393

Anonymous

55

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), The Field Next to the Other Road, acrylic, enamel spray paint, oilstick, metallic paint and ink on canvas, painted in 1981.

25,000,000 - 35,000,000

$37,125,000

£23,661,568

€32,960,564

Anonymous

45

Franz Kline (1910-1962), Steeplechase, oil on canvas, painted in 1960.

18,000,000 - 22,000,000

$21,445,000

£13,667,941

€19,039,442

Anonymous

38

Robert Ryman (b. 1930), Bridge, oil and rust preventative paint on canvas with four painted metal fasteners and square bolts, painted in 1980.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

10,000,000 - 15,000,000

$20,605,000

£13,132,569

€18,293,668

Anonymous

10

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), Johanson's Painting, oil, metal, fabric, wood, paper, twine, picture frame, shaving brush and tin can on masonite in artist's frame, executed in 1961.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

4,000,000 - 6,000,000

$18,645,000

£11,883,365

€16,553,528

Anonymous

57

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

15,000,000 - 20,000,000

$16,405,000

£10,455,704

€14,564,796

Anonymous

PRESS CONTACT: Capucine Milliot | +1 212 641 5078 | cmilliot@christies.com  

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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