AUCTION TOTALS $71,292,500
GUGGENHEIM GALA BENEFIT AUCTION TOTALS $2,682,000
WORLD RECORDS FOR RICHARD SERRA, ROB PRUITT, ADAM MCEWEN, NATE LOWMAN, HANS PETER FELDMANN AND HAEGUE YANG
New York –Phillips de Pury & Company’s Contemporary Art Part I totals: $71,292,500, selling 94 % by value and 85% by lot in a lively and packed auction room. The Contemporary Art Benefit auction for the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation totaled $2,682,000, selling 93% by value and 95% by lot.
“We were very happy to lend our support to the Guggenheim Museum. The Benefit Auction was the ideal prelude to what overall was a very successful evening.” Simon de Pury, Chairman of Philips de Pury & Company.
“Tonight’s excellent results demonstrate the depth of the market. We saw consistent participation throughout and steady results in line with our expectations.” Michael McGinnis, Senior Director and Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art.
Top Ten Lots:
CY TWOMBLY, Untitled,$9,042,500 ANDY WARHOL, Nine Gold Marilyns (Reversal Series), $7,922,500 RICHARD PRINCE, Runaway Nurse, $6,802,500 ALEXANDER CALDER, Trepied, $5,682,500 ANDY WARHOL, Self-Portrait, $4,002,500 WILLEM DE KOONING, Untitled XVIII, $3,442,500 SUBODH GUPTA, Cascading Water, $150,000 RICHARD PHILLIPS, Illumination (Esther), $140,000 LEE BUL, Sternbau No. 32, $110,000 CAI GUO-QIANG, Study for Landscape No. 5, $65,000 ANDY WARHOL, Knives, $3,442,500 RICHARD SERRA, Palms, $2,322,500 MAURIZIO CATTELAN, Frank and Jamie, $2,322,500 CHRISTOPHER WOOL, Untitled (P 177), $2,210,500 Artist World Records: RICHARD SERRA, Palms, $2,322,500
The Contemporary Art Benefit auction for the Solomon R Guggenheim Artist World Records:
ROB PRUITT, Ladies and Gentleman….(Art Awards Penguins), $55,000 ADAM MCEWEN, Untitled, $150,000 NATE LOWMAN, This Marilyn, $240,000 HANS-PETER FELDMAN, One Pound Strawberries, $18,000 HAEGUE YANG, Acoustics of Karma, $30,000
The Contemporary Art Benefit auction for the Solomon R Guggenheim Top Ten Lots:
MAURIZIO CATTELAN, Others, $580,000 CHRISTOPHER WOOL, Untitled, $330,000 GEORGE CONDO, The Butler, $280,000 NATE LOWMAN, This Marilyn, $240,000 RICHARD SERRA, Untitled, $230,000 ADAM MCEWEN Untitled, $150,000