23 April 2021

At $7.9 Million, Phillips Sets New Record for the Highest Total for an Editions Auction in Company History

At $7.9 Million, Phillips Sets New Record for the

Highest Total for an Editions Auction in Company History

 

Sale Sees Unprecedented Digital Participation with a

Record Number of Online Bidders and Over Half the Lots Selling Online

 

Strong Prices Achieved for works by Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Keith Haring, with Portfolio I after Jean-Michel Basquiat Leading the Sale

 

New York, 20-22 April 2021

Sale Total: $7,934,787 / £5,733,223 / €6,604,750

 

Lots Sold: 394 | Lots Offered: 412

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

 

 

 

Kelly Troester and Cary Leibowitz, Worldwide Co-Heads of Editions, said, “At $7.9 million, the April sale marks the highest total for an Editions auction in Phillips’ history, a testament to the enduring and continually growing appeal of the category. The 3-day, 4-session, 14-hour sale saw over 1,750 online bidders and 500 phone bids executed from the New York and London Editions teams all engagingly live-streamed from London. 62% of the hammer prices were at or above the high estimates.  Overcoming the geographical limitations of the past year, our collecting community demonstrated their continued enthusiasm for high-quality prints and multiples, with people from across the world – spanning nearly fifty countries – participating in the auction, casting a record number of absentee and phone bids, and with tremendous activity online. The auction saw a record number of online bidders for an art auction at Phillips, with 53% of lots selling online and with 75% lots receiving online advance bids. Post-war and contemporary works led the sale, with Portfolio I, a set of four screenprints after Jean-Michel Basquiat, leading the auction and more than doubling its estimate with a new record price besting our last record price in 2019. Record prices were also achieved for works by Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jean Dubuffet and Keith Haring along with strong prices for Alexander Calder, Joan Mitchell, Frank Stella, Shara Hughes, David Hockney, Helen Frankenthaler, George Condo and Kehinde Wiley to name a few. We look forward to the momentum continuing into our June 14-15 Modern & Contemporary Editions sale in London.”

 

 

Top Ten Lots

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

49

After Jean-Michel Basquiat, Portfolio I, 1983-2001

World Auction Record for this Set

$300,000 - 500,000

$604,800

£433,460/€502,226

25

Jackson Pollock, Untitled Portfolio (O'C. & T. 1091-1096), 1951

World Auction Record for this Set

$100,000 - 150,000

$466,200

£334,126/€387,133

60

Roy Lichtenstein, Roommates, from Nudes Series (C. 282), 1994

World Auction Record for this Print

$120,000 - 180,000

$428,400

£307,034/€355,743

67

Andy Warhol, Camouflage (F. & S. 406-408 (2); 409-411; 413 (2), 1987

World Auction Record for a Set of 8

$200,000 - 300,000

$378,000

£270,913/€313,891

61

Andy Warhol, Marilyn (F. & S. 30), 1967

World Auction Record for this Color

$70,000 - 90,000

$151,200

£108,365/€125,557

74

Andy Warhol, Brooklyn Bridge (F. & S. 290), 1983

World Auction Record for this Print

$25,000 - 35,000

$144,900

£103,850/€120,325

53

Keith Haring, Flowers (L. pp. 165-167), 1990

World Auction Record for this Set

$50,000 - 70,000

$138,600

£99,335/€115,093

66

Andy Warhol, Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean), from Ads (F. & S. 355), 1985

World Auction Record for the regular Edition

$70,000 - 90,000

$132,300

£94,819/€109,862

90

Banksy, Stop & Search, 2007

$60,000 - 80,000

$126,000

£90,304/€104,630

64

Andy Warhol, Cow: the complete series (F. & S. 11; 11A; 12; and 12A), 1966/89; 1971; and 1976

World Auction Record for this Set

$20,000 - 30,000

$94,500

£67,728/€78,473

 

New Auction Records

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

18

Francis Bacon, Self-Portrait (S. 12, T. 7), 1977

World Auction Record for this Print

$8,000 - 12,000

$20,160

£14,565/€16,776

 

*previous record price: $19,361 set in 2013

19

Louise Bourgeois, Ode à Ma Mère (Ode to My Mother) (MoMA 4b-12b), 1995

World Auction Record for this Set

$30,000 - 50,000

$68,040

£49,156/€56,620

 

*previous record price: $57,815 set in 2013

21

Louise Bourgeois, Metamorfosis (MoMA 490a-494a), 1999

World Auction Record for this Set

$9,000 - 12,000

$40,320

£29,133/€33,551

 

*previous record price: $19,361 in 2013

23

Alexander Calder, The yellow worm is longer than the red worm, 1970

World Auction Record for this Multiple

$20,000 - 30,000

$47,880

£34,595/€39,844

 

*previous record price: $5,660 in 2001

25

Jackson Pollock, Untitled Portfolio (O'C. & T. 1091-1096), 1951

World Auction Record for this Set

$100,000 - 150,000

$466,200

£334,126/€387,133

 

*previous record price: $56,250 in 2011

28

Joan Mitchell, Trees I, 1992

World Auction Record for the Print

$10,000 - 15,000

$27,720

£20,027/€23,067

 

*previous record price: $17,500 set in 2015

31

Sol LeWitt, The Location of Lines (K. 1975.06), 1975

World Auction Record for this Set

$6,000 - 9,000

$12,600

£9,103/€10,485

 

*previous record price: $6,600 set in 1990

39

Rashid Johnson, Broken Men, 2019

World Auction Record for this Print

$15,000 - 25,000

$50,400

£36,412/€41,940

 

*previous record price: $42,500 set in 2020

44

Kara Walker, A Means to An End... A Shadow Drama in Five Acts (L. P. p. 216, fig. 85), 1995

World Auction Record for this Print

$30,000 - 50,000

$52,920

£38,233/€44,037

 

*previous record price: $48,000 set in 2014

49

After Jean-Michel Basquiat, Portfolio I, 1983-2001

World Auction Record for this Set

$300,000 - 500,000

$604,800

£433,460/€502,226

 

*previous record price: $596,000 set in 2019

52

Keith Haring, Untitled (Free South Africa) (S. p. 142, L. pp. 42-43), 1985

World Auction Record for this Print

$50,000 - 70,000

$88,200

£63,721/€73,396

 

*previous record price: $60,409 set in 2019

53

Keith Haring, Flowers (L. pp. 165-167), 1990

World Auction Record for this Set

$50,000 - 70,000

$138,600

£99,335/€115,093

 

*previous record price: $81,250 set in 2018

54

David Hockney, Untitled No. 21, from The Yosemite Suite, 2010

World Auction Record for this Print

$30,000 - 50,000

$69,330

£50,088/€57,693

 

*previous record price: $29,882 set in 2019

55

Alex Katz, Chance, 2016

World Auction Record for this Multiple

$35,000 - 45,000

$88,200

£63,721/€73,396

 

*previous record price: $76,162 set in 2018

57

Roy Lichtenstein, Untitled Head (G. 1641, C. 292), 1995

World Auction Record for this Print

$15,000 - 20,000

$40,230

£29,065/€33,477

 

*previous record price: $28,000 set in 2007

58

Roy Lichtenstein, Explosion, from Portfolio 9 (C. 49), 1967

World Auction Record for this Print

$15,000 - 25,000

$56,700

£40,964/€47,183

 

*previous record price: $30,000 set in 2018

59

Roy Lichtenstein, Nude in the Woods, from Expressionist Woodcuts (G. 882, C. 174), 1980

World Auction Record for this Print

$10,000 - 15,000

$47,880

£34,591/€39,843

 

*previous record price: $34,000 set in 2007

60

Roy Lichtenstein, Roommates, from Nudes Series (C. 282), 1994

World Auction Record for this Print

$120,000 - 180,000

$428,400

£307,034/€355,743

 

*previous record price: $212,500 set in 2019

61

Andy Warhol, Marilyn (F. & S. 30), 1967

World Auction Record for this Color

$70,000 - 90,000

$151,200

£108,365/€125,557

 

*previous record price: $137,500 set in 2018

64

Andy Warhol, Cow: the complete series (F. & S. 11; 11A; 12; and 12A), 1966/89; 1971; and 1976

World Auction Record for this Set

$20,000 - 30,000

$94,500

£67,728/€78,473

 

*previous record price: $31,181 set in 2009

66

Andy Warhol, Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean), from Ads (F. & S. 355), 1985

World Auction Record for the regular Edition

$70,000 - 90,000

$132,300

£94,819/€109,862

 

*previous record price: $125,000 set in 2016

67

Andy Warhol, Camouflage (F. & S. 406-408 (2); 409-411; 413 (2), 1987

World Auction Record for a Set of 8

$200,000 - 300,000

$378,000

£270,913/€313,891

 

*previous record price: $353,000 set in 2014

74

Andy Warhol, Brooklyn Bridge (F. & S. 290), 1983

World Auction Record for this Print

$25,000 - 35,000

$144,900

£103,850/€120,325

 

*previous record price: $79,200 set in 2021

76

Andy Warhol, Paloma Picasso, from America's Hommage à Picasso (F. & S. 121), 1975

World Auction Record for this Print

$10,000 - 15,000

$20,160

£14,565/€16,776

 

*previous record price: $15,120 set in 2020

87

Raymond Pettibon, Untitled (A Sea of Grinding Tectonic Plates...), 2008

World Auction Record for this Print

$14,000 - 18,000

$25,200

£18,206/€20,970

 

*previous record price: $3,750 set in 2015

*Lots 29, 43, and 252 were sold immediately following the auction and included in the sale results.

 

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