08 March 2018

Phillips Achieves Highest Sale Total in Company History

World Record for Mark Bradford

And Exceptional Results for Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse

 

London, 8 March 2018

Sale Total: £97,845,050 / $135,153,368 / €109,811,500

 

Lots Sold: 44 | Lots Offered: 48

Sold by Lot: 92% | Sold by Value: 98%

 

 

Dina Amin, Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Europe: “This is a historic result for Phillips as our 20th Century & Contemporary Art team achieved the highest sale total in the history of the company. Our total of £97.8 million exceeds last year’s result by almost seven times, an incredible achievement and a testament to the amazing team we have assembled at Phillips. Led by two Modern masterpieces, Picasso’s La Dormeuse and Matisse’s Nu allongé I (Aurore), tonight’s results highlight our strategy to expand deeper into the 20th century and firmly establish us as the destination for 20th Century & Contemporary Art. Our terrific showing was bolstered by a world-record price for Mark Bradford’s Helter Skelter I, an astonishing work by one of the greatest painters of our time. It was truly a great night.”

 

 

TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

10

Pablo Picasso, La Dormeuse, 13 March 1932

£12,000,000 - 18,000,000

£41,859,000

$57,819,837 /€46,978,356

9

Henri Matisse, Nu allongé I (Aurore), conceived in 1907 and cast circa 1908

£5,000,000 - 7,000,000

£14,859,000

$20,524,737 /€16,676,256

14

Mark Bradford, Helter Skelter I, 2007

New auction record for the artist

£6,000,000 - 8,000,000

£8,671,500

$11,977,943 /€9,732,024

21

Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 2012

£4,000,000 - 6,000,000

£5,746,500

$7,937,640 /€6,449,297

17

Georg Baselitz,  P.D. Idol, 1964

£1,500,000 - 2,000,000

£1,830,300

$2,528,193 /€2,054,146

18

Anselm Kiefer, Die Meistersinger, 1981 - 1982

£1,500,000 - 2,000,000

£1,809,000

$2,498,772 /€2,030,241

13

Marlene Dumas, The Pilgrim, 2006

£1,500,000 - 2,000,000

£1,674,250

$2,312,642 /€1,879,011

27

Jean Dubuffet, Profil Genre Aztèque, 1945

£1,200,000 - 1,800,000

£1,449,000

$2,001,504 /€1,626,213

24

George Condo, Woman & Man, 2008

£600,000 - 800,000

£1,329,000

$1,835,748 /€1,491,537

35

Sean Scully, Grey Red, 2012

£600,000 - 800,000

£1,149,000

$1,587,114 /€1,289,523

 

 

NEW AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

14

Mark Bradford, Helter Skelter I, 2007

£6,000,000 - 8,000,000

£8,671,500

$11,977,943 /€9,732,024

 

*previous record price: £3,833,750 set in 2018

 

 

 

ABOUT PHILLIPS

Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewelry, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world.  In addition to providing selling and buying opportunities through auction, Phillips brokers private sales and offers assistance with appraisals, valuations, and other financial services.

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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.

 

 

PRESS CONTACTS: 

NEW YORK - Michael Sherman, Chief Communications Officer        msherman@phillips.com          +1 212 940 1384

LONDON - Katie Carder, Head of Press, Europe                                      kcarder@phillips.com                +44 20 7901 7938