02 October 2019




                           


Phillips’ Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art

Realises £25.9 Million

 

Marking a 28% Increase from the Previous Year

 

New Auction Records Set for Alex Katz, Simone Leigh, Derek Fordjour,

Sanya Kantarovsky and Raoul de Keyser

 

 

London, 2 October 2019

Sale Total: £25,945,250 / $31,923,036 / €29,146,894

 

Lots Sold: 40 | Lots Offered: 42

Sold by Lot: 95% | Sold by Value: 98%

 

 

Olivia Thornton, Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Europe, said: “We are incredibly pleased with tonight’s result of £25.9 million, exceeding the pre-sale high estimate and last year’s total by 28%. In tandem with Frieze Week, our international team put together a sale that truly reflects current trends in collecting. The success of this proactive approach was reflected by the strong market response to our contemporary offerings, and incredibly spirited bidding for the front run of highly sought-after names. The sale opened with new world auction records for Simone Leigh, Derek Fordjour, and Sanya Kantarovsky. This was followed by an extraordinary record price for Alex Katz, with his iconic Blue Umbrella I leading the sale. Further exceptional prices were achieved for Hurvin Anderson, Tschabalala Self, following the artist’s auction debut at Phillips London back in March, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn who we brought to the secondary market for the first time season. We look forward to the New York and Hong Kong auctions next month.” 

TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

14

Alex Katz, Blue Umbrella I, 1972

New World Auction Record for the Artist

£800,000 - 1,200,000

£3,375,000

$4,152,600 / €3,791,475

11

Hurvin Anderson, Beaver Lake,  1998

£1,500,000 - 2,000,000

£2,175,000

$2,676,120 / €2,443,395

9

Mark Bradford, Value 35,  2010

£1,500,000 - 2,000,000

£1,935,000 

$2,380,824 / €2,173,779

29

Gerhard Richter, Abstraktes Bild,  1994

£700,000 - 1,000,000

£1,695,000

$2,085,528 / €1,904,163

22

KAWS, AT THIS TIME,  2013

£800,000 - 1,200,000

£1,455,000

$1,790,232 / €1,634,547

28

Thomas Schütte, Maschine,  1993

£1,000,000 - 1,500,000

£1,215,000

$1,494,936 / €1,364,931

24

KAWS, UNTITLED,  2014

£800,000 - 1,200,000

£1,089,000

$1,339,906 / €1,223,383

15

Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 2012

£700,000 - 1,000,000

£1,035,000

$1,273,464 / €1,162,719

23

Keith Haring, Cruella de Vil, 1984

£500,000 - 700,000

£975,000

$1,199,640 / €1,095,315

19

Keith Haring, Untitled,  1984

£800,000 - 1,200,000

£975,000

$1,199,640 / €1,095,315


NEW AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

1

Simone Leigh, Shower Cap, 2013

£40,000 - 60,000

£175,000

$215,320/€196,595

 

*previous record price: $93,750 set in 2019

3

Derek Fordjour, Green Horn, 2017

£30,000 - 50,000

£137,500

$169,180/€154,468

 

*previous record price: $137,500set in 2019

4

Sanya Kantarovsky, Lavender Arrest, 2015

£30,000 - 40,000

£150,000

$184,560/€168,510

 

*previous record price: $32,500 set in 2017

14

Alex Katz, Blue Umbrella I, 1972

£800,000 - 1,200,000

£3,375,000

$4,152,600 / €3,791,475

 

*previous record price: £947,250 set in 2019

32

Raoul de Keyser, Kabinet, 1989-90

£100,000 - 150,000

£162,500

$199,940/€182,553

 

*previous record price: $162,500 set in 2017



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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. 

 Phillips is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

 

 

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