The Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sales totaled $90.7 million selling 79% by lot and 89% by value, bringing together an array of museum-quality works that showcase six decades of beauty, innovation and creativity. The interest was international including strong bidderson Christie’s live, with 197 online registrants and a the lot 170, sold at $605,000 (David Park’s The Concert).
Jennifer Yum, head of Morning sale declared: "The Morning sale highlighted the trailblazing accomplishments of the Post-War period which totaled $55,205,000, with 89.57% sold by lot and 82.63% by value and strong competitive bidding for classic Post-War works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Gerhard Richter, and Joan Mitchell. The selection of works coming from the Collection of Senator Frank R. Lautenberg totaled $2.6 million, in addition to the works sold during the evening sale, the Post-War part of the collection realized $9 million. A world auction record was achieved for a work by Theodoros Stamos at $437,000."
The Highest Total in Auction History: Post-War and Contemporary Art, Evening Sale - November 12, 2013