21 October 2021

Phillips’ New York Editions Auction Realizes $10.6 Million

Phillips’ New York Editions Auction Realizes $10.6 Million

 

The Highest Sale Total in Company History,

Marking a Record-Breaking Year for the Category at $31.3 Million

 

New Yok, 19-21 October 2021

Sale Total: $ 10,648,816 / £ 7,719,016 / € 9,159,771

 

Lots Sold: 440 | Lots Offered: 469

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

 

 

Kelly Troester and Cary Leibowitz, Worldwide Co-Heads of Editions, said, “The enthusiasm for Editions over the past year has been truly remarkable with each sale breaking past records and we are thrilled to announce our record-breaking 2021 worldwide Editions sales total at $31,291,699, following the success of this week’s highest value auction at $10,648,816 with 50% of the 470 lots selling at or above the high estimate. Bidders from a vibrant collecting community of nearly 50 countries vied for prints and multiples by 20th century masters, with Post-War and Contemporary titans commanding top prices. Leading the sale was Andy Warhol’s complete Cowboys and Indians, which realized $816,500, a new record price for the set of 10. We were also pleased to see record prices for Yoshitomo Nara, Yayoi Kusama, and Jasper Johns.  The Day Sale presented a multifarious selection of prints, broken into Modern, Post War and Contemporary vignettes, punctuated by over 50 record prices achieved across all sessions. Highlights include extraordinary results for 9 color and botanical lithographs by Ellsworth Kelly, David Wojnarowicz’s unique stencil on paper reaching close to triple the high estimate, as well as, staggering results for works by Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Bontecou, Richard Serra, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Indiana, Tom Wesselmann, Kenny Scharf, Damien Hirst, Kara Walker, George Condo, Julian Opie, Rob Pruitt and Harland Miller. We now look forward to 2022 and our next Editions auction in London mid-January.”

   

Top Ten Lots

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

75

Andy Warhol, Cowboys and Indians (F. & S. 377-386), 1986

World Auction Record for this Set

$400,000 - 600,000

$816,500

£603,067/€698,842

28

Yoshitomo Nara, Untitled (M. & S. E-2010-003 - E-2010-012), 2010

World Auction Record for this Set

$300,000 - 400,000

$756,000

£558,382/€647,060

48

Yayoi Kusama, Amour pour Toujours (K. 282-291), 2000

World Auction Record for this Set

$150,000 - 250,000

$466,200

£344,335/€399,021

74

Andy Warhol, Marilyn (F. & S. 31), 1967

World Auction Record for this Print

$200,000 - 300,000

$378,000

£279,191/€323,530

33

Jasper Johns, Target (ULAE 147), 1974

World Auction Record for this Print

$150,000 - 250,000

$315,000

£232,659/€269,609

45

David Hockney, A Bigger Book, Art Edition B (with additional A, C and D prints), 2010/2016

$80,000 - 100,000

$264,600

£195,434/€226,471

73

Andy Warhol, Marilyn (F. & S. 24), 1967

$200,000 - 300,000

$252,000

£182,486/€216,481

78

Andy Warhol, Bald Eagle, from Endangered Species (F. & S. 296), 1983

World Auction Record for this Print

$60,000 - 90,000

$201,600

£145,989/€173,184

51

Roy Lichtenstein, Reverie, from 11 Pop Artists, Volume II (C. 38), 1965

$120,000 - 180,000

$201,600

£145,989/€173,184

53

Roy Lichtenstein, Sweet Dreams Baby!, from 11 Pop Artists Volume III (C. 39), 1965

$80,000 - 120,000

$189,000

£136,864/€162,360

 

New Auction Records

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

75

Andy Warhol, Cowboys and Indians (F. & S. 377-386), 1986

World Auction Record for this Set

$400,000 - 600,000

$816,500

£603,067/€698,842

 

*previous record price: $549,576 set in 2020

28

Yoshitomo Nara, Untitled (M. & S. E-2010-003 - E-2010-012), 2010

World Auction Record for this Set

$300,000 - 400,000

$756,000

£558,382/€647,060

 

*previous record price: $52,500 set in 2013

48

Yayoi Kusama, Amour pour Toujours (K. 282-291), 2000

World Auction Record for this Set

$150,000 - 250,000

$466,200

£344,335/€399,021

 

*previous record price: $260,586 set in 2019

74

Andy Warhol, Marilyn (F. & S. 31), 1967

World Auction Record for this Print

$200,000 - 300,000

$378,000

£279,191/€323,530

 

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

33

Jasper Johns, Target (ULAE 147), 1974

World Auction Record for this Print

$150,000 - 250,000

$315,000

£232,659/€269,609

 

*previous record price: $286,000 set in 1989

78

Andy Warhol, Bald Eagle, from Endangered Species (F. & S. 296), 1983

World Auction Record for this Print

$60,000 - 90,000

$201,600

£145,989/€173,184

 

*previous record price: $70,801 set in 2018

79

Andy Warhol, African Elephant, from Endangered Species (F. & S. 293), 1983

World Auction Record for this Print

$40,000 - $60,000

$189,000

£137,000/€162,566

 

*previous record price: $70,801 set in 2018

54

Roy Lichtenstein, The Living Room, from Interior Series (G. 1502, C. 250), 1990

World Auction Record for this Print

$70,000 - $100,000

$163,800

£118,733/€140,890

 

*previous record price: $112,500 set in 2018

80

Andy Warhol, Pine Barrens Tree Frog, from Endangered Species (F & S. 294), 1983

World Auction Record for this Print

$40,000 - $60,000

$138,600

£100,464/€119,215

 

*previous record price: $112,395 set in 2021

40

Helen Frankenthaler, Gateway (H. 154), 1988

World Auction Record for this Triptych

$60,000 - $90,000

$100,800

£73,064/€86,700

 

*previous record price: $94,062 set in 2021

22

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (from Leonardo), 1983

World Auction Record for this Set

$50,000 - $70,000

$94,500

£68,497/€81,282

 

*previous record price: $73,200 set in 2018

57

Roy Lichtenstein, Two Paintings: Beach Ball, from Paintings Series (G. 1143, C. 204), 1984

World Auction Record for this Print

$30,000 - $40,000

$81,900

£59,364/€70,444

 

*previous record price: $32,500 set in 2014

97

Keith Haring, Growing 1 (L. p. 89), 1988

World Auction Record for this Print

$40,000 - $60,000

$81,900

£59,364/€70,444

 

*previous record price: $71,061 set in 2021

61

Wayne Thiebaud, Candy Apples, 1987

World Auction Record for this Print

$30,000 - $50,000

$75,600

£54,799/€65,025

 

*previous record price: $68,750 set in 2015

34

Jasper Johns, Bushbaby, 2004

World Auction Record for this Print

$25,000 - $35,000

$65,520

£47,496/€56,362

 

*previous record price: $50,000 set in 2011

*Lots 91 and 95 were sold immediately following the auction and included in the sale results.

 

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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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