09 June 2021

Phillips’ Design Sale Realizes $3.8 Million, Led by Alberto and Diego Giacometti with New Auction Record Set for Kathy Butterly

 

Phillips’ Design Sale Realizes $3.8 Million,

Led by Alberto and Diego Giacometti with New Auction Record Set for Kathy Butterly

New York, 9 June 2021

Sale Total: $3,772,566 / £2,672,184 / €3,097,880

 

Lots Sold: 90 | Lots Offered: 99

Sold by Lot: 91% | Sold by Value: 95%

 

    

 

Cordelia Lembo, Head of Design, New York, said, “On the heels of this week’s strong results in Hong Kong, today’s sale in New York underscores a truly international market for important works of 20th and 21st century Design. We were pleased to see such enthusiasm for works of 20th century French Design, particularly for works by Alberto and Diego Giacometti, with Alberto Giacometti’s “Grecque” table lamp coming in at an astounding $516,600, an auction record for this design. Following closely, we also saw competitive bidding for Diego Giacometti’s "L'Autruche" flying above its estimate to $428,400. Once again, Phillips showed itself to be the leader in creating and advancing the market for ceramics, breaking the record we set for a work by Kathy Butterly at auction and setting a record for Doyle Lane’s signature weed pot design. It was our pleasure to exhibit these works in our Southampton outpost in the lead-up to the auction and we look forward to welcoming the community in for our next auction. In the meantime, we are confident that the momentum from Hong Kong and New York will continue into our London sale on 30 June.”

 

 

Top Ten Lots

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

34

Alberto Giacometti, "Grecque" table lamp, tall model, circa 1937

$80,000 - 120,000

$516,600

£365,918/€424,211

38

Diego Giacometti, "L'Autruche", designed circa 1977, cast before 1985

$70,000 - 90,000

$428,400

£303,444/€351,785

36

Alberto Giacometti, Rare pair of "Parallélépipédique" andirons, circa 1931

$300,000 - 400,000

$378,000

£267,745/€310,398

37

François Pompon, "Ours blanc", conceived and executed 1923

$180,000 - 220,000

$315,000

£223,121/€258,665

71

Marc Newson, Prototype "Alufelt Chair", circa 1993

$150,000 - 200,000

$189,000

£133,872/€155,199

46

Jean Prouvé, "Direction" armchair, model no. 352, circa 1951

$70,000 - 90,000

$176,400

£124,948/€144,853

45

Jean Prouvé, Cabinet, 1950s

$120,000 - 180,000

$151,200

£107,098/€124,159

81

Maria Pergay, “Tapis Volant” (Flying Carpet) daybed, designed 1968

$40,000 - 60,000

$94,500

£66,936/€77,600

84

Maria Pergay, "Saturn" table, designed 1968

$40,000 - 60,000

$94,500

£66,936/€77,600

76

Shiro Kuramata, “Glass Chair", designed 1976

$30,000 - 50,000

$88,200

£62,474/€72,426

 

New Auction Records

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

34

Alberto Giacometti, "Grecque" table lamp, tall model, circa 1937

$80,000 - 120,000

$516,600

£365,918/€424,211

 

World Auction Record for a Grecque Lamp

60

Doyle Lane, Weed pot, circa 1960

$6,000 - 8,000

$22,680

£2,499/€18,624

 

World Auction Record for a Weed Pot

65

Kathy Butterly, "After Easy", 2008

$8,000 - 12,000

$22,680

£2,499/€18,624

 

*previous record price: $21,295 set in 2018

 

 

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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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