13 December 2019

SALE RESULTS

 

New Now

London, 12 December 2019

Sale Total: £3,656,250/ $4,821,131/€4,329,366

 

Lots Sold: 184 | Lots Offered: 224

Sold by Lot: 82% | Sold by Value: 89%

 

 

 

Simon Tovey, Head of New Now Sale in London, said: “A fantastic end to a remarkable season! With solid sell-through rates of 89% by value and 82% by lot, we saw extraordinary prices achieved for William Kentridge, KAWS, Eddie Martinez, Katharina Grosse and Jonas Wood. We were delighted to see records made for artists such as Katherine Bradford, Magnus Plessen, and Tim Parchikov, among others. These outstanding results and depth of bidding for emerging and established artists came from bidders in the room, on the phone, and online, demonstrating that the middle market remains an exciting area for collectors around the globe. We are proud to have delivered a strong season in London and New York and look forward to exciting things to come in 2020.”

 

TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

21

William Kentridge, Drawing for Felix in Exile (Nandi's Cry),  1993

£150,000 - 200,000

£237,500

$313,168/€281,224

14

KAWS, UNTITLED (CHUM), PACKAGE PAINTING SERIES,  2001

£60,000 - 80,000

£225,000

$296,685/€266,423

7

Eddie Martinez, Untitled, 2012

£30,000 - 50,000

£225,000

$296,685/€266,423

17

Katharina Grosse, Untitled,  2013

£60,000 - 80,000

£212,500

$280,203/€251,621

24

Jonas Wood, Studio Plant, 2007

£80,000 - 120,000

£187,500

$247,238/€222,019

23

Luc Tuymans, Cross,  1987

£80,000 - 120,000

£168,750

$222,514/€199,817

27

Hernan Bas, Wash Up (cave of enlightenment), 2009

£30,000 - 50,000

£93,750

$123,619/€111,009

25

Damien Hirst, Beautiful If At First You Don't Succeed Then Try, Try Again, One More Time, It's Done Spinning Painting,  2008

£40,000 - 60,000

£75,000

$98,895/€88,808

9

Tomoo Gokita, So Tell Me Darlin', 2011

£18,000 - 22,000

£68,750

$90,654/€81,407

32

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #180,  1987

£70,000 - 90,000

£68,750

$90,654/€81,407

 

NEW AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

4

Jamian Juliano-Villani, Some Like it Hot, 2013

£15,000 - 20,000

£55,000

$72,523/€65,126

 

*previous record price: $56,250 set in 2019

5

Katherine Bradford, Untitled, 2014

£5,000 - 7,000

£13,750

$18,131/€16,281

 

*previous record price: $16,250 set in 2019

56

Alex Olson, Cloak, 2014

£6,000 - 8,000

£18,750

$24,724/€22,202

 

*previous record price: £17,500 set in 2014

90

Magnus Plessen, Frau mit Spruhflasche, 2010

£15,000 - 20,000

£47,500

$62,634/€56,245

 

*previous record price: £42,000 set in 2006

174

Yulia Lebedeva, Sakura Rain, 2011

£7,000 - 9,000

£8,125

$10,714/€9,621

 

*previous record price: £6,250 set in 2013

175

Tim Parchikov, Burning News, 2018

£8,000 - 12,000

£10,625

$14,010/€12,581

 

*previous record price: £7,500 set in 2014

220

Verne Dawson, Notre Dame de Paris, 2002-2003

£5,000 - 7,000

£32,500

$42,855/€38,438

 

*previous record price: $47,800 set in 2003

 

 

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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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