07 December 2017

SALE RESULTS

Highest Ever Result for a New Now Sale in London

London, 7 December 2017

Sale Total: £2,496,313 / $3,320,096 / €2,820,834

Lots Sold: 159 | Lots Offered: 211 Sold by Lot: 75% | Sold by Value: 84%

Simon Tovey, Head of the New Now Sale in London, said: “A great finish to 2017 - the highest sale total for a New Now auction in London. The sale was led by George Condo’s Robot Girl, consistent with the artist’s ever growing demand, with further standout results including Shara Hughes who attracted widespread interest from nine phone bidders, as well as interest in the room and online. These results reiterate the continuing desire for works by both the established and the emerging. We saw worldwide participation from across 48 countries, and a 71% increase in online buying year-on-year, as well as new auction records achieved for nine artists including Sung Hee Cho, Ida Ekblad and Krištof Kintera. This hammers home that our New Now category has fast become a staple of the 20th century and contemporary art auction season.”

TOP TEN LOTS
Lot        

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

13

George Condo, Robot Girl, 2012

£40,000 - 60,000

£118,750

$157,938 /€134,188

11

Jonathan Wateridge, Repainting, 2011

£70,000 - 90,000

£81,250

$108,063 /€91,813

12

Andy Warhol, Antoine Grunn, 1981

£80,000 - 120,000

£77,500

$103,075 /€87,575

23

Takashi Murakami, Pinyan, 1997

£50,000 - 70,000

£75,000

$99,750 /€84,750

37

Sung Hee Cho, Blue Blossom, 2015

£30,000 - 50,000

£68,750

$91,438 /€77,688

8

André Butzer, Ohne Titel, 2007

£20,000 - 30,000

£62,500

$83,125 /€70,625

97

Simon Faibisovich, Metamorphosis, 1983 - 1984

£60,000 - 80,000

£60,000

$79,800 /€67,800

1

Shara Hughes, Untitled, 2005

£8,000 - 12,000

£56,250

$74,813 /€63,563

180

Rodney Graham, City Self / Country Self, 2000

£25,000 - 35,000

£56,250

$74,813 /€63,563

7

Peter Halley, Collocation, 2003

£40,000 - 60,000

£52,500

$69,825 /€59,325



NEW AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

37

Sung Hee Cho, Blue Blossom, 2015

£30,000 - 50,000

£68,750

$91,438 /€77,688

 

*previous record price $5,000 set in 2013

46

Ida Ekblad, Stalk Gills and Caps of Goodbye, 2007

£10,000 - 15,000

£47,500

$63,175 /€53,675

 

*previous record price £21,250 set in 2015

151

Krištof Kintera, Talkman, 1999

£7,000 - 9,000

£32,500

$43,225 /€36,725

 

*previous record price €35,000 set in 2017

197

Holton Rower, Sugar Crash, 2012

£2,000 - 3,000

£23,750

$31,588 /€26,838

 

*previous record price £22,500 set in 2017

104

Mikhailo Deyak, Water, 2017

£7,000 - 9,000

£13,750

$18,288 /€15,538

 

*previous record price £11,250 set in 2016

114

Ben Wolf Noam, Sky, Canopy, Skin, Star (Yaron), 2013

£2,000 - 3,000

£10,625

$14,131 /€12,006

 

*previous record price €9,478 set in 2015

106

Igor Tcholaria, Red Desire, 2015

£5,000 - 7,000

£8,750

$11,638 /€9,888

 

*previous record price CHF8,750 set in 2017

170

Raffi Kalenderian, Tran (in the Park), 2006

£4,000 - 6,000

£7,500

$9,975 /€8,475

 

*previous record price £5,000 set in 2012

118

Dario Agrimi, Untitled

£3,000 - 5,000

£3,750

$4,988 /€4,238

 

*previous record price €500 set in 2011



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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium; prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer’s premium.

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