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CHRISTIE’S POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART DAY AUCTION ACHIEVES A TOTAL OF £23,548,250 / $30,777,564 / €26,279,848

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CHRISTIE’S POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART DAY AUCTION
ACHIEVES A TOTAL OF £23,548,250 / $30,777,564 / €26,279,848

TOP LOT IN THE AUCTION

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)
Abstraktes Bild
signed, numbered and dated ‘591-2 Richter 1986’ (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
38 x 36 ¼in. (96.5 x 92cm.)
Painted in 1986
Price realised: £2,648,750 / $3,461,916 / €2,956,005

 

 

ARTIST AUCTION RECORD

Grayson Perry (B. 1960)
I Want To Be An Artist
glazed earthenware
22 7/8 x 18 7/8 x 18 7/8in. (58 x 48 x 48cm.)
Executed in 1996
Price realised: £632,750 / $827,004 / €706,149

 

 

ARTIST COLLABORATION AUCTION RECORD 

 

Yoshitomo Nara (B. 1959) & Hiroshi Sugito (B. 1970)
Deeper than a puddle
signed and dated ‘Nara 2004 Sugito’ (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
102 3/8 x 110 ¼ in. (260 x 280cm.)
Painted in 2004
Price reaslied: £656,750 / $858,372 / €732,933

 

FURTHER ARTIST AUCTION RECORDS 

Shusaku Arakawa (1936-2010)
Vertical Thought
oil, mirror, latex, graphite, string, plastic and pacifier on canvas
76 ¾ x 107 1/8in. (195 x 272cm.)
Executed in 1973
Price realised: £137,500 / $179,713 / €153,450

Katharina Grosse (B. 1961)
Untitled
signed and dated ‘Katharina 2000’ (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
85 ¼ x 123 5/8in. (216 x 314cm.)
Painted in 2000
Price realised: £308,750 / $403,536 / €344,565

Ibrahim Mahama (B. 1987)
Untitled 
ink, found fabric collage, thread and banana tree leaf on six joined coal sacks
79 7/8 x 85in. (203 x 216cm.)
Executed in 2014
Price realised: £40,000 / $52,280 / €44,640

Henry Taylor (B. 1958)
Untitled (Symbol)
oil on canvas
95 1/8 x 76 1/8in. (241.6 x 193.2cm.)
Painted in 2007
Price realised: £230,750 / $301,590 / €257,517

 

Zoë Klemme and Alexandra Werner, Co-Heads of Day Auction, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s: “In our first season as co-heads of the Day Auction at Christie’s to see results sold 83% by lot and 95% by value is hugely rewarding. Today we saw strong above-estimate results of £23,548,250 / $30,777,564 / €26,279,848, which more than doubled last year’s figures and rounded off our busiest ever Frieze Week at Christie’s. It was particularly gratifying to see eight auction records achieved by works of quality and currency – artists including Grayson Perry, more than doubling the record figure made in the evening auction last night and Katharina Grosse, currently having a much-celebrated show at the South London Gallery, were amongst those. Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild led the sale and it is gratifying to see how a work of such high quality found a robust reception in the Day Auction.”

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