25 January 2019

Evening & Day Editions          

London, 24 January 2019

Sale Total: £3,625,313 / $4,730,671 / €4,164,760


Lots Sold: 266 | Lots Offered: 290

Sold by Lot: 92% | Sold by Value: 96%


Robert Kennan, Head of Editions, Europe: “2019 looks to be another outstanding year for Editions at Phillips. The saleroom was energized and, with online sales achieving 152 out of the 266 lots sold, the atmosphere was further fueled with excitement from our online bidders across the globe. We were especially pleased with the strength of bidding in the Modern section of the Evening Sale - Picasso, Chagall and Miro remain much in demand. The outstanding result of the night was the Kusama portfolio, fought for by ten online and ten telephone bidders. Great prices were achieved for Hockney, Hirst and Warhol too. These fantastic results mark the strength of the Editions market. Phillips had strong momentum throughout 2018 and yesterday’s results demonstrate that 2019 is already off to a great start.”






Price Achieved


Yayoi Kusama, Amour pour Toujours, 2000

World auction record for this set

£60,000 - 80,000




Donald Judd, Untitled, 1988

£150,000 - 200,000




David Hockney, An Image of Celia, from Moving Focus Series, 1984-86

£50,000 - 70,000




Andy Warhol, Red Lenin, 1987

£40,000 - 60,000




David Hockney, Lithograph of Water Made of Lines, a Green Wash, and a Light Blue Wash, 1978-80

World auction record for this image

£40,000 - 60,000




Alexander Calder, Lune et soleil, fond d'azur (Moon and Sun, on a blue background), circa 1970

World auction record for this tapestry

£8,000 - 12,000




Andy Warhol, Beethoven, 1987

£50,000 - 70,000




Andy Warhol, Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean), from Ads, 1985

£55,000 - 75,000




Andy Warhol, Lenin, 1987

£30,000 - 50,000




After Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ascent; Olympic; Leeches; and Liberty, 1982-1983/2017

World auction record for this set

£40,000 - 60,000




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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Prices Achieved include the buyer's premium and are reported net of applicable fees. 

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