17 October 2017

SALE RESULTS

Editions & Works on Paper

New York, 17 October 2017

Sale Total: $5,426,188/ £4,114,136 / €4,617,686

Lots Sold: 358 | Lots Offered: 409
Sold by Lot: 88% | Sold by Value: 91%

Kelly Troester and Cary Leibowitz, Phillips’ Worldwide Co-Directors of Editions, said, “As we approach the tenth anniversary of the first Editions sale at Phillips, the demand for prints and multiples is stronger than ever. Rare and important Modern and Contemporary works performed well across the board. Today’s auction was led by two iconic Andy Warhol works – Moonwalk, which realized $300,000, and Superman from Myths, which realized $218,750, setting a new auction record for the print. We also set new record prices for prints by Gerhard Richter, Pablo Picasso, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Henri Matisse and Cy Twombly in the Evening Sale; and for works by Josef Albers, Jean Dubuffet, M.C. Escher, Philip Guston, Sam Francis, Yoshitomo Nara, and Harland Miller in the Day sessions. We saw vibrant enthusiasm online (75% of lots had online bids), in the saleroom and heavy activity on the phone banks. Phillips Editions worldwide achieved sales just shy of $20 million in 2017 and sold 90% of the 1300 total lots offered. After the strength of this year for the category, we look forward to our first Editions auction of 2018 in London on 25 January.”

 

TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

86

Andy Warhol, Moonwalk, 1987

$200,000-300,000

$300,000

£227,460 /€255,300

87

Andy Warhol, Superman from Myths, 1981

World Auction Record for this Print

$150,000-200,000

$218,750

£165,856 /€186,156

83

Keith Haring, Andy Mouse: one plate, 1986

$120,000-180,000

$175,000

£132,685 /€148,925

68

Gerhard Richter, Kerze II (Candle II), 1989

World Auction Record for this Print

$60,000-90,000

$125,000

£94,775 /€106,375

76

Roy Lichtenstein, Sweet Dreams Baby!, from Eleven Pop Artists, Volume III, 1965

$90,000-120,000

$118,750

£90,036 /€101,056

43

David Hockney, Amaryllis in Vase, from Moving Focus, 1985

World Auction Record for this Print

$50,000-70,000

$100,000

£75,820 /€85,100

90

Andy Warhol, Marilyn, 1967

$60,000 - 90,000

$102,500

£77,716 /€87,228

78

Roy Lichtenstein, Ten Landscapes, 1967

$80,000-120,000

$93,750

£71,081 /€79,781

19

Joan Miró, Le Somnambule (The Sleepwalker), 1974

$40,000-60,000

$87,500

£66,343 /€74,463

67

Cy Twombly, Natural History Part II: Some Trees of Italy, 1975-1976

World Auction Record for this Print

$50,000-70,000

$87,500

£66,343 /€74,463

 

NEW AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

11

Henri Matisse, Nadia regardant à droite (Nadia Looking Right), 1948

World Auction Record for this Print

$10,000-15,000

$31,250

£23,694 /€26,594

12

Pablo Picasso, Buste modern style (Modern Style Bust), 1949

World Auction Record for this Print

$40,000-60,000

$75,000

£56,865 /€63,825

13

Pablo Picasso, Tête de jeune femme (Head of a Young Woman), 1947

World Auction Record for this Print

$25,000-35,000

$43,750

£33,171 /€37,231

25

Robert Motherwell, London Series I, 1971

World Auction Record for this Set of Prints

$8,000-12,000

$20,000

£15,164 /€17,020

37

Louise Bourgeois, Hang On!, 2002

World Auction Record for this Print

$10,000-15,000

$13,750 

£10,425 /€11,701

43

David Hockney, Amaryllis in Vase, from Moving Focus, 1985

World Auction Record for this Print

$50,000-70,000

$100,000

£75,820 /€85,100

45

Alex Katz, Samantha, 1987

World Auction Record for this Print

$10,000-15,000

$25,000

£18,955 /€21,275

54

Agnes Martin, Untitled (complete set of four), 1998

World Auction Record for this Set of Prints

$30,000-50,000

$58,750

£44,544 /€49,996

59

Jonas Wood, Untitled (complete set of four), 2014

World Auction Record for this Set of Prints

$25,000-35,000

$87,500

£66,343 /€74,463

66

Robert Longo, Men in the Cities, 1990

World Auction Record for this Set of Prints

$25,000-35,000

$50,000

£37,910 /€42,550

67

Cy Twombly, Natural History Part II: Some Trees of Italy, 1975-1976

World Auction Record for this Set of Prints

$50,000-70,000

$87,500

£66,343 /€74,463

68

Gerhard Richter, Kerze II (Candle II), 1989

World Auction Record for this Print

$60,000-90,000

$125,000

£94,775 /€106,375

73

Ed Ruscha, Twenty Six Gasoline Stations, from Book Covers 1970

World Auction Record for this Print

$20,000-30,000

$27,500

£20,851 /€23,403

87

Andy Warhol, Superman from Myths, 1981

World Auction Record for this Print

$150,000-200,000

$218,750

£165,856 /€186,156

 

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