RELEASE | First Open New York Results

New York

 

FIRST OPEN | NEW YORK | RESULTS

Total: $17,512,251

     

New York—Christie’s is pleased to announce strong sales results for the fall season of FIRST OPEN | New York, which took place from September 20-30 across live and online auctions, spanning Post-War and Contemporary Art, Editions, Photographs and Design—and featured the single-artist sale, Prints and Works on Paper from the Private Studio of Wayne Thiebaud.

Combined, the auctions realized $17,512,251 and attracted substantial online participation with an average of about 20% new registrants per online sale. The top lot of the auction series was Helen Frankenthaler’s (1928-2011), Pirouette, which sold for $1,027,500 (pictured left), in the First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art live auction.

Top selling artists from the week included Helen Frankenthaler, Richard Prince, Andy Warhol, Yoshitomo Nara, Roy Lichtenstein, and Julian Opie, among others.  Highlights from each sale are included below.

New York—Christie’s is pleased to announce strong sales results for the fall season of FIRST OPEN | New York, which took place from September 20-30 across live and online auctions, spanning Post-War and Contemporary Art, Editions, Photographs and Design—and featured the single-artist sale, Prints and Works on Paper from the Private Studio of Wayne Thiebaud.

Combined, the auctions realized $17,512,251 and attracted substantial online participation with an average of about 20% new registrants per online sale. The top lot of the auction series was Helen Frankenthaler’s (1928-2011), Pirouette, which sold for $1,027,500 (pictured left), in the First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art live auction.

Top selling artists from the week included Helen Frankenthaler, Richard Prince, Andy Warhol, Yoshitomo Nara, Roy Lichtenstein, and Julian Opie, among others.  Highlights from each sale are included below.

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Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi, 2017), for a single collection sale (the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, 2018), and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019).

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Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

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