15 June 2021

Phillips’ Evening & Day Sales of Editions Achieve £4.7 Million Marking the Highest Ever Total in London and setting a new auction record for Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup I.

 

 

Phillips’ Evening & Day Sales of Editions Achieve £4.7 Million Marking the Highest Ever Total in London and setting a new auction record for Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup I.

 

Standalone Auction Beuys 100 Realises £320,355, led by Joseph Beuys’ Iconic 1969 Schlitten (Sled)

 

London, 14 & 15 June 2021

Evening & Day Editions Sales Total: £4,794,956 / $6,756,572 / €5,577,972

 

Lots Sold: 267 | Lots Offered: 284

Sold by Lot: 94% | Sold by Value: 98%

 

 

 

Rebecca Tooby-Desmond, Head of Sale and Auctioneer, said, “We are delighted to have achieved the highest ever total for an Evening & Day Editions auction in London, with the result of £4.7 million exceeding the pre-sale high estimate by 32%. These results are a testament to the strength of our international team, who put together an on-the-pulse sale that truly met the demands of current collecting trends, demonstrated by the response from 730 bidders from 52 countries worldwide. The success of this approach was reflected by the strong market response to our top lots by blue-chip artists including Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Roy Lichtenstein, all of which achieved world auction records. There was incredibly spirited bidding for both contemporary and modern works, with further records achieved for Grayson Perry and Jonas Wood, and strong results for William Kentridge, Marc Chagall and Joan Miró. Most of all, it was a joy to throw open our doors at Berkeley Square and welcome visitors to view the works in person once more. We look forward to welcoming visitors to view the next Editions auction which will take place in New York this October at our brand-new space at 432 Park Avenue.”

 

 

Top Ten Lots

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

120

Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup I (F. & S. 44-53), 1968

Auction record for this set

£600,000 - 900,000

£1,026,800

$1,446,864/€1,194,476

148

David Hockney, A Bigger Green Valley, 2008

Auction record for this edition

£60,000 - 80,000

£308,700

$434,989/€359,111

123

Roy Lichtenstein, Reflections on Girl, from Reflections Series (C. 245), 1990

Auction record for this edition

£50,000 - 70,000

£163,800

$230,811/€190,549

175

Banksy, Laugh Now, 2003

£70,000 - 90,000

£151,200

$213,056/€175,891

163

Jonas Wood, Four Majors, 2018

Auction record for this set

£30,000 - 50,000

£94,500

$133,160/€109,932

172

Banksy, Love Rat, 2004

£70,000 - 90,000

£94,500

$133,160/€109,932

173

Banksy, Bomb Love (Bomb Hugger), 2003

£70,000 - 90,000

£88,200

$124,283/€102,603

117

Andy Warhol, Mao (F. & S. 96), 1972

£35,000 - 45,000

£83,160

$117,181/€96,740

111

Lucian Freud, Pluto (H. 37), 1988

£70,000 - 100,000

£75,600

$106,528/€87,945

147

Grayson Perry, A Map of Days (blue), 2013

Auction record for this edition in any colourway

£25,000 - 35,000

£75,600

$106,528/€87,945

 

New Auction Records

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

122

Roy Lichtenstein, Still Life with Picasso, from Hommage á Picasso, 1973

£7,000 – 9,000

£36,540

$51,450/€42,445

 

*previous record price: $46,326 set in 2018

130

Julian Opie, Walking Statuettes, 2017

£30,000 – 50,000

£60,480

$85,159/€70,254

 

*previous record price: $50,355 set in 2018

146

Damien Hirst, It’s a Beautiful Day, 2013

£20,000 – 30,000

£35,280

$49,676/€40,981

 

*previous record price: $31,979 set in 2021

 

 

 

Phillips’ Beuys 100 Auction Realises £320,355

 

London, 14 June 2021

Beuys 100 Sale Total: £320,355 / $451,412 / €372,669

 

Lots Sold: 48 | Lots Offered: 60

Sold by Lot: 80% | Sold by Value: 69%

 

 

Anne Schneider Wilson, Senior Specialist, said, “Celebrating Joseph Beuys’ centenary as a pioneer maker of myths and multiples, Beuys 100 was led by Beuys’ 1969 Schlitten (Sled), which far exceeded its pre-sale estimate. An energized saleroom saw strong international participation with bidders from 21 countries worldwide who joined the auction on the phone, and through our digital platforms, with a quarter of the lots selling to online bidders. We are proud to have presented such a varied group of Beuys editions and original works, and helped to cement the legacy of this important post-war artist”

 

 

Top Ten Lots

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

15

Joseph Beuys, Schlitten (Sled) (S. 12), 1969

£80,000 - 120,000

£132,300

$186,424/€153,905

18

Joseph Beuys, KRIEG! (WAR!), 1977

£20,000 - 30,000

£21,420

$30,183/€24,918

14

Joseph Beuys, Cuprum 0.3% unguentum metallicum praeparatum (S. 556), 1978-86

£15,000 - 20,000

£18,900

$26,632/€21,986

1

Joseph Beuys, Capri-Batterie (Capri Battery) (S. 546), 1985

£10,000 - 15,000

£16,380

$23,081/€19,055

45

Joseph Beuys, 2 Schafe (2 Sheep), 1949

£8,000 - 12,000

£15,120

$21,306/€17,589

12

Joseph Beuys, Kunst = Kapital (Art = Capital) (S. 367), 1980

£8,000 - 12,000

£14,490

$20,418/€16,856

44

Joseph Beuys, Klangkörper Tonsäule (Sound Box Tonal Column), 1962

£8,000 - 12,000

£13,860

$19,530/€16,123

13

Joseph Beuys, Mit Schwefel überzogene Zinkkiste (tamponierte Ecke) (Sulphur-Covered Zinc Box (Plugged Corner)) (S. 21), 1970

£10,000 - 15,000

£10,080

$14,204/€11,726

10

Joseph Beuys, Painting Version 1-90 (S. 186), 1976

£6,000 - 8,000

£7,560

$10,653/€8,795

56

Joseph Beuys, Joseph Beuys: Vitrines–Forms of the Sixties; Joseph Beuys: dernier espace avec introspecteur 1964-1982; Joseph Beuys: Stripes from the House of Shaman; and Joseph Beuys: Plight, 1980; 1982; 1983; and 1985

£3,000 - 4,000

£5,670

$7,990/€6,596

 

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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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