07 June 2018

Phillips’ Evening and Day Sales of Editions achieve £3.4 million        

Auction Records established for over 30% of Evening Sale lots

London, 7 June 2018

Sale Total: £ 3,422,313 / $4,601,642 / €3,893,223

Lots Sold: 264 | Lots Offered: 280

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

 

Robert Kennan, Head of Editions, Europe: “2018 continues to be an exceptional year for Editions at Phillips. Carrying on from the record sales in January and April, the £3,422,313 result realised yesterday was a record total for a June sale in London. With works spanning three centuries, from Toulouse-Lautrec to KAWS, variety was undoubtedly the strength of this season’s sale and what made it so appealing. The saleroom was fueled with excitement and bidding online hyperactive with a total of 701 online bidders winning, from every corner of the globe across over 40 countries; a reflection of just how accessible Editions is as a collecting category. The highest price of the sale was £489,000 for the stunning Cy Twombly set, which saw competitive bidding from European and American telephones. 18 auction records tumbled in our Evening Sale for Hockney, Basquiat, Lichtenstein, Warhol and Haring. More records fell in the Day Sale, five from the exceptional Richard Hamilton collection. We look forward to our next sale to be held in New York this fall.”

 

 

TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

26

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1971

£300,000 - 400,000

£489,000

$657,509 /€556,286

34

Roy Lichtenstein, Reflections on Girl, from Reflections Series, 1990

World auction record for this edition

£60,000 - 80,000

£162,500

$218,498 /€184,860

6

Pablo Picasso, Minotaure aveugle guidé par Marie-Thérèse au pigeon dans une nuit étoilée (Blind Minotaur Guided Through a Starry Night by Marie-Thérèse with a Dove), pl. 97, from La Suite Vollard, 1934

£60,000 - 80,000

£75,000

$100,845 /€85,320

43

KAWS, Ups and Downs, 2013

World auction record for this set

£20,000 - 30,000

£75,000

$100,845 /€85,320

40

Keith Haring, Pop Shop I, 1987

World auction record for any Pop Shop Series set

£30,000 - 50,000

£68,750

$92,441 /€78,210

32

Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, 1975

World auction record for this edition

£30,000 - 50,000

£65,000

$87,399 /€73,944

38

After Jean-Michel Basquiat, Per Capita, from Portfolio I, 1983/2001

World auction record for this edition

£25,000 - 35,000

£56,250

$75,634 /€63,990

39

After Jean-Michel Basquiat, Flexible, 1984/2016

World auction record for this edition

£40,000 - 60,000

£56,250

$75,634 /€63,990

41

Keith Haring, Flowers, 1990

World auction record for this set

£25,000 - 35,000

£56,250

$75,634 /€63,990

44

KAWS, Man's Best Friend, 2016

World auction record for this set

£25,000 - 35,000

£47,500

$63,869 /€54,036


 

NEW AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

9

David Hockney, Summer Sky, 2008

World auction record for this edition

£30,000 - 40,000

£30,000

$40,338 /€34,128

21

Sol Lewitt, Vanish, 1994

World auction record for this set

£8,000 - 12,000

£21,250

$28,573 /€24,174

25

Günther Uecker, Graphein, 2002

World auction record for this book

£15,000 - 20,000

£30,000

$40,338 /€34,128

27

Robert Rauschenberg, Signs, 1970

World auction record for this edition

£10,000 - 15,000

£40,000

$53,784 /€45,504

37

Tom Wesselmann, From Nude Painting Print, 1979/91

World auction record for this multiple

£15,000 - 20,000

£21,250

$28,573 /€24,174

126

Richard Hamilton, Five Tyres Remoulded, 1971

World auction record for this set

£2,000 - 3,000

£12,500

$16,808 /€14,220

128

Richard Hamilton, The Solomon R. Guggenheim, 1965

World auction record for this edition

£4,000 - 6,000

£11,250

$15,127 /€12,798

132

Richard Hamilton, Instant Painting, 1980

World auction record for this edition

£5,000 - 7,000

£18,750

$25,211 /€21,330

137

Richard Hamilton, The Apprentice Boy, 1988

World auction record for this edition

£1,500 - 2,000

£20,000

$26,892 /€22,752

139

Richard Hamilton, The Citizen, 1985

World auction record for this edition

£1,500 - 2,000

£21,250

$28,573 /€24,174


 

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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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