RESULTS | Post War and Contemporary Evening Sale totals $357.6 Million led by David Hockney
Jussi Pylkkänen, Christie’s Global President and Auctioneer, hammers down on the top lot of the sale, David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), painted in 1972, which sold for $90,312,500, establishing the world auction record for a living artist.
Hockney masterpiece breaks world record in New York
David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), painted in 1972, realizes $90,312,500 — a world record price for a living artist — as the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale sale totals $357,622,500
Works from Top Collections Yield Strong Results
Property from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson 100% sold by lot and begins with strong total of $34,435,000
Works from the Collection of François and Susan de Menil 100% sold by lot and totals $43,967,500
A Francis Bacon masterpiece from The Collection of S.I. Newhouse realizes $21,687,500
5 New World Auction Records Set by:
David Hockney, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), $90,312,500
Sam Gilliam, Lady Day II, $2,172,500
Pierre Soulages, Peinture 186 x 143 cm, 23 décembre 1959, $10,600,000
Robert Colescott, Cultural Exchange, $912,500, nearly 3x its estimate
Record for a work on paper by the artist Philip Guston, Window, $3,132,500
Exceptional Prices Achieved by:
Alexander Calder, 21 Feuilles Blanches, $17,975,000
KAWS, CHUM (KCB7), $2,412,500
Vija Celmins, Star Field I, $2,412,500,
Full wrap up of the sale’s results
Live stream of the post-sale press conference
Live stream of the auction
High resolution images
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