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  • 20 November 2018

Results | Christie's Modern British Art Evening and Day Sales Total £22,273,500 / $28,576,901 / €24,995,549

CHRISTIE’S MODERN BRITISH ART EVENING AND DAY SALES TOTAL £22,273,500 / $28,576,901 / €24,995,549

CHRISTIE’S MODERN BRITISH ART DAY SALE £4,397,750 / $5,642,313 / €4,921,083


20 November | London

Sale Total: £4,397,750 / $5,642,313 / €4,921,083

83% by value | 75% by lot

The top lot of the sale was Ben Nicholson’s 1940 (St Ives, version 3), which realised £272,750 / $349,938 / €305,207

New Auction Records

Clive Barker, Coke with Two Straws, £43,750 / $56,131 / €48,956

Bill Culbert, Space / Colour, £13,750 / $17,641 / €15,386

Anthony Hill, Relief Contruction, September - August 1959, £50,000 / $64,150 / €55,950

Callum Innes, Exposed Painting Charcoal Black Violet Red Oxide, £68,750 / $88,206 / €76,931

Mary Martin, Rotation 3, £81,250 / $104,243 / €90,918

Isaac Rosenberg, Self Portrait, £168,750 / $216,506 / €188,831

Jeffrey Steele, Lolovo, £14,375 / $18,443 / €16,085


Record in the Medium

Kenneth Martin, Order and Change (Black) 1, £55,000 / $70,565 / €61,545

Glyn Warren Philpot, Mask: The Dead Faun, £22,500 / $28,867 / €25,177

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