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Event Date26 June 2013 | Live auction 1135

Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

Sale Overview

Christie's day auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art totalled £17,706,775 /$27,303,847 /€20,858,580, selling 83% by lot and 89% by value. The top lot of the sale was Tauba Auerbach’s Untitled (2010), which sold for £505,875 / $780,059 / €595,920 setting a new world record price for the artist at auction.

Darren Leak and Beatriz Ordovas, Co-Heads of the Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction, Christie's London:In an unprecedentedly crowded saleroom, Christie's six-hour long day auction saw strong bidding over the phone, on the internet and in the room. The selection of high-quality, fresh-to-the-market works proved successful throughout the sale, including the ‘Homage to Chillida’ section. A number of younger artists attracted an exceptional quantity of collectors, as exemplified by Oscar Murillo’s ‘Untitled’ which drew over a dozen telephone bidders and set a new auction record. We were equally delighted with the performance of a rare appearance at auction of a ‘Fold’ painting by Tauba Auerbach also establishing a record price for the artist at auction.”

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