12 September 2019




         

Evening & Day Editions

London, 12 September 2019

Sale Total: £3,562,625 / $4,388,085 / €4,001,897


Lots Sold: 240 | Lots Offered: 250

Sold by Lot: 96% | Sold by Value: 97%

 

Robert Kennan, Head of Editions, Europe: “This phenomenal result caps a record year for London Editions sales. Selling rates of 97% by value and 96% by lot are a testament to the continued strength of the Editions market. It’s so exciting to see that we consistently make the right calls on what we are offering our clients; the right mix of classic Modern material alongside the most sought after contemporary names. For our consignors too, again we delivered consistently high sell through rates and on this occasion 60% of the sale hammered above the high estimate. We have an amazing global team supporting these sales, from the technicians who install our previews to such a high standard, to client services who make 30 Berkeley Square so welcoming. Our attention now turns to the New York sale of Editions in October.”

 

TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

46

After Jean-Michel Basquiat, Hollywood Africans in front of the Chinese Theater with Footprints of Movie Stars, 1983/2015

Auction record for this print

£30,000 - 50,000

£168,750

$207,849/€189,567

6

Pablo Picasso, Portrait de Jacqueline au cheveux lisses (Portrait of Jacqueline with Smooth Hair),  1962

£80,000 - 120,000

£112,500

$138,566/€126,371

14

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

£80,000 - 120,000

£112,500

$138,566/€126,371

23

Andy Warhol, Alexander the Great, 1982

Auction record for this print

£40,000 - 60,000

£112,500

$138,566/€126,371

20

Andy Warhol, Marilyn, 1967

£60,000 - 80,000

£93,750

$115,472/€105,309

53

Mel Bochner, Amazing, 2018

Auction record for a print of this series

£30,000 - 50,000

£90,000

$110,853/€101,097

57

Jonas Wood, Three Clippings, 2018

Auction record for this set of prints

£40,000 - 60,000

£87,500

$107,774/€98,289

21

Andy Warhol, Marilyn, 1967

£60,000 - 80,000

£81,250

$100,076/€91,268

45

After Jean-Michel Basquiat, Per Capita, 1983/2001

Auction record for this print (beating Phillips’ existing record)

£25,000 - 35,000

£81,250

$100,076/€91,268

5

Pablo Picasso, Portrait de Jacqueline au chapeau de paille multicolore (Portrait of Jacqueline in a Multicoloured Straw Hat), 1962

£30,000 - 50,000

£68,750

$84,679/€77,267

 

NEW AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

1

Salvador Dalí, Head of Dante, 1964

£20,000 – 30,000

£37,500

$46,189 /€42,124

 

*previous record price: £32,000 set in 2015

4

Pablo Picasso, Jeune femme au corsage à triangles, 1947

£10,000 – 15,000

£28,750

$35,411 /€32,295

 

*previous record price: £23,400 set in 2016

8

David Hockney, Lithographic Water Made of Lines and Crayon, 1978-80

£25,000 – 35,000

£60,000

$73,902 /€67,398

 

*previous record price: £45,000 set in 2019

9

David Hockney, Ten Palm Trees in the Mist, 1973

£8,000 – 12,000

£50,000

$61,585 /€56,165

 

*previous record price: £10,000 set in 1997

33

Louise Bourgeois, Sainte Sébastienne, 1992

£15,000 – 20,000

£42,500

$52,347 /€47,740

 

*previous record price: £22,000 set in 2016

51

Alighiero Boetti, Nove Quadrati, 1979

£25,000 – 35,000

£60,000

$73,902 /€67,398

 

*previous record price: £33,500 set in 2016

117

Anni Albers, Connections, 1925/1983

£2,000 – 3,000

£16,250

$20,015 /€18,254

 

*previous record price: £11,250 set in January 2019

141

Gerald Laing, Baby, Baby Wild Things, 1968

£7,000 – 9,000

£25,000

$30,793 /€28,083

 

*previous record price: £16,250 set in 2012

231

Stik, Lovers, 2011

£6,000 – 8,000

£25,000

$30,793 /€28,083

 

*previous record price: £11,250 set in 2016


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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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