19 November 2021

Phillips Achieves Highest Total in Company History for 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, At $172.5 Million

Phillips Achieves Highest Total in Company History for

20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales,

At $172.5 Million

 

Day Sale Realizes $33.3 Million, Setting 18 Records, Including those for Anne Truitt, Bernar Venet, and Ron Gorchov

 

8 Artists Introduced to Auction, Including Jerrell Gibbs, Tyler Ballon, and Ben Sledsens

 

New York, 18 November 2021

Sale Total: $33,373,094 / £24,760,166 / €29,493,806

 

COMBINED TOTAL FOR THE WEEK: $172,539,044 / £128,010,168 / €152,483,106

 

Lots Sold: 246 | Lots Offered: 269

Sold by Lot: 91% | Sold by Value: 93%

 

 

John McCord and Rebekah Bowling, Co-Heads of Phillips’ Day Sale, New York, said, “The momentum from last night’s Evening Sale – the most successful auction in Phillips’ history – continued straight on into the Day Sales, as we brought forward an exciting selection of works by some of the most significant names in the art historical canon of the 20th and 21st century. After just setting a new auction record for him yesterday, works by Raymond Pettibon led the Day Sale, cementing the current strength of his market.  Stanley Whitney’s Stay Song 21 also saw fierce competition, pushing the 2018 painting to sell for $693,000, over 8 times its low estimate. 18 artists records were set, including those for Anne Truitt, Bernar Venet, Ron Gorchov, and Sarah Crowner, and we were delighted to uphold our reputation for debuting new artists to the secondary market to great acclaim, as works by Jerrell Gibbs, Tyler Ballon, and Ben Sledsens all soared past their estimates. Today’s sale now brings our weekly total to $172.5 million, a new record for a week of 20th Century & Contemporary Art sales at Phillips.”

 

 

Top Ten Lots

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

339

Raymond Pettibon, Untitled (The view from beyond the breakers), 1988–1994

$300,000 - 400,000

$1,022,200

£650,664/€775,058

134

Bernar Venet, 221.5° Arc x 15, 2007

World Auction Record for the Artist

$400,000 - 600,000

$877,000

£650,664/€775,058

338

Raymond Pettibon, No Title (When I went), 2001

$300,000 - 400,000

$877,000

£650,664/€775,058

132

Frank Stella, Jarmolince III, 1973

$600,000 - 800,000

$828,600

£614,755/€732,284

313

Stanley Whitney, Stay Song 21, 2018

$80,000 - 120,000

$693,000

£514,151/€612,446

118

Sturtevant, Johns White Target (First Study), 1986–1988

$200,000 - 300,000

$655,200

£486,106/€579,040

337

Julie Mehretu, Untitled, 2005

$200,000 - 300,000

$630,000

£467,410/€556,769

101

Max Ernst, Delicate Arch (Zion National Park), 1946

$70,000 - 90,000

$604,800

£448,713/€534,498

348

George Condo, Smiling Young Woman, 2008

$450,000 - 650,000

$604,800

£448,713/€534,498

115

Anne Truitt, Spring Dryad, 1975

$300,000 - 400,000

$567,000

£420,669/€501,092

 

New Auction Records

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

115

Anne Truitt, Spring Dryad, 1975

$300,000 - 400,000

$567,000

£420,669/€501,092

 

*previous record price: $325,000 set in 2018

134

Bernar Venet, 221.5° Arc x 15, 2007

$400,000 - 600,000

$877,000

£650,664/€775,058

 

*previous record price: $722,500 set in 2009

183

Ron Gorchov, Comedy, 1975

$40,000 - 60,000

$189,000

£140,223/€167,031

 

*previous record price: $118,750 set in 2019

214

Tom of Finland, Eleven works: (i-xi) Untitled (Motorcycle Series), 1959–1960

$180,000 - 250,000

$189,000

£140,223/€167,031

 

*previous record price: $87,500 set in 2021

302

Rebecca Ness, I See You, 2020

$40,000 - 60,000

$252,000

£186,964/€222,708

 

*previous record price: $89,460 set in 2021

303

Amani Lewis, Into the Valley, the Boy Walks (Psalms 23:4), 2020

$30,000 - 50,000

$107,100

£79,460/€94,651

 

*previous record price: $90,722 set in 2021

321

Sarah Crowner, Rotated Stretched Stems, Cropped, 2016

$60,000 - 80,000

$378,000

£280,446/€334,061

 

*previous record price: $137,500 set in 2019

324

Emmanuel Taku, Sisters in Pink, 2021

$25,000 - 35,000

$189,000

£140,223/€167,031

 

*previous record price: $95,956 set in 2021

330

Soimadou Ali Ibrahim, Relax and take notes, 2020

$12,000 - 18,000

$107,100

£79,460/€94,651

 

*previous record price: $47,880 set in 2021

339

Raymond Pettibon, Untitled (The view from beyond the breakers), 1988–1994

$300,000 - 400,000

$1,022,200

£650,664/€775,058

 

World Auction Record for a Work on Canvas by the Artist

368

Isshaq Ismail, Self 20, 2020

$20,000 - 30,000

$201,600

£149,571/€178,166

 

*previous record price: $189,681 set in 2021

369

Cy Gavin, Untitled, 2016

$50,000 - 70,000

$91,980

£68,242/€81,288

 

*previous record price: $62,500 set in 2020

374

Beau Dunn, Six Works: (i-vi) Glam Barbie [#1-6], 2021

$70,000 - 100,000

$126,000

£93,482/€111,354

 

*previous record price: $15,673 set in 2015

435

Antonio Santin, Rules were made to be Brooklyn, 2019

$30,000 - 50,000

$176,400

£130,875/€155,895

 

*previous record price: $75,000 set in 2017

 

 

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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.

 

 

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