25 October 2019

 

Phillips’ October Editions Sale Totals $6.7 Million

Bringing the Annual Total to $25.9 Million,

the Highest in the History of the Department

 

New York, 25 October 2019

Sale Total: $6,678,500 / £5,213,237 / €6,016,661

 

Lots Sold: 369 | Lots Offered: 413

Sold by Lot: 89% | Sold by Value: 94%

 
 

Kelly Troester and Cary Leibowitz, Phillips’ Co-Heads of Editions, said, “With 2019 realizing our strongest annual total to date, the market for prints and multiples at Phillips is undoubtedly stronger than ever. Bidders from 6 continents participated in the all day and evening October auction in the sale room, on the phone, and through our digital platforms, with nearly half of the lots selling to online bidders and over 1000 registrants. Contemporary works performed particularly strongly, with Basquiat’s Portfolio I, a set of four screenprints produced after the artist’s death by the estate, leading the sale at $596,000 against an estimate of $200,000-300,000, setting a new record for the portfolio at auction after the previous record was just set the night before. We were also pleased to see Donald Judd’s Untitled set of four woodcuts from 1993 and Joan Mitchell’s Sunflowers II from 1992 both perform exceptionally well, soaring past each of their presale estimates for new record prices. Additional records were set for Joan Miró, David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Christopher Wool, Julian Opie, Yoshitomo Nara, and standout records in the Day sale were Pierre Soulages, Jean Dubuffet, Ellsworth Kelly, Kerry James Marshall, Banksy, Vija Celmins, Frank Stella, John McLaughlin and Louise Bourgeois. We look forward to an exciting 2020 beginning with our Modern and Contemporary Editions auction in London kicking off the year on 23 January.”

 

 

 

TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

101

After Jean-Michel Basquiat, Portfolio I, 1983-2001

World Auction Record for this Set of Prints

$200,000 – 300,000

$596,000

£465,238/€536,936

70

Andy Warhol, Cowboys and Indians Portfolio, 1986

$400,000 – 600,000

$475,000

£370,785/€427,928

105

Keith Haring, The Fertility Suite, 1983

World Auction Record for this Set of Prints

$180,000 – 250,000

$225,000

£175,635/€202,703

48

Donald Judd, Untitled, 1993

World Auction Record for this Set of Prints

$40,000 – 60,000

$187,500

£146,363/€168,919

62

Andy Warhol, Mickey Mouse, from Myths,  1981

$90,000 – 120,000

$137,500

£107,333/€123,874

104

KAWS, UPS AND DOWNS,  2013

$60,000 – 90,000

$112,500

£87,818/€101,351

23

Joan Mitchell, Sunflowers II, 1992

World Auction Record for this Print

$30,000 – 50,000

$106,250

£82,939/€95,721

80

Alex Katz, Black Dress,  2015

$90,000 - 120,000

$106,250

£82,939/€95,721

31

David Hockney, Hotel Acatlán: Second Day, from the 'Moving Focus' Series, 1984-85

World Auction Record for this Print

$50,000 – 70,000

$100,000

£78,060/€90,090

111

Jeff Koons, Balloon Animals Collector's Set, 2017

World Auction Record for this Set of Multiples

$50,000 – 70,000

$93,750

£73,181/€84,459

 

NEW AUCTION RECORDS SET IN THE EVENING SALE

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

6

Pablo Picasso, Portrait de femme II (Portrait of a Woman II) (Jacqueline Roque), 1955

World Auction Record for this Print

$8,000 - 12,000

$45,000

£35,127/€40,541

14

Joan Miró, Le Pitre rose (The Pink Clown), 1974

World Auction Record for this Print

$25,000 - 35,000

$55,000

£42,933/€49,550

17

Joan Miró, Intérieur et nuit (Interior and Night), 1969

World Auction Record for this Print

$10,000 - 12,000

$22,500

£17,564/€20,270

18

Joan Miró, El Pi de Formentor (The Pine of Formentor), 1976

World Auction Record for this Set of Prints

$25,000 - 35,000

$52,500

£40,982/€47,297

23

Joan Mitchell, Sunflowers II, 1992

World Auction Record for this Print

$30,000 – 50,000

$106,250

£82,939/€95,721

25

Helen Frankenthaler, Spring Run V, 1996

World Auction Record for this Series

$10,000 - 15,000

$23,750

£18,539/€21,396

26

Howard Hodgkin, As Time Goes By (blue), 2009

World Auction Record for this Print

$40,000 - 50,000

$77,500

£60,497/€69,820

30

David Hockney, Lithographic Water made of lines, 1980

World Auction Record for this Print

$25,000 - 35,000

$50,000

£39,030/€45,045

31

David Hockney, Hotel Acatlán: Second Day, from the 'Moving Focus' Series, 1984-85

World Auction Record for this Print

$50,000 – 70,000

$100,000

£78,060/€90,090

48

Donald Judd, Untitled, 1993

World Auction Record for this Set of Prints

$40,000 – 60,000

$187,500

£146,363/€168,919

60

Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1970

World Auction Record for this Print

$30,000 - 50,000

$81,250

£63,424/€73,198

89

Juian Opie, Rod Walking, 2010

World Auction Record for this Print

$10,000 - 15,000

$31,250

£24,394/€28,153

90

Julian Opie, Shahnoza Dancing in White Dress, 2008

World Auction Record for this Print

$10,000 - 15,000

$30,000

£23,418/€27,027

99

Christopher Wool, My House III, 2000

World Auction Record for this Print

$12,000 - 18,000

$30,000

£23,418/€27,027

100

Christopher Wool, Run Dog Run: one plate, 1991

World Auction Record for this Print

$8,000 - 12,000

$13,750

£10,733/€12,387

101

After Jean-Michel Basquiat, Portfolio I, 1983-2001

World Auction Record for this Set of Prints

$200,000 – 300,000

$596,000

£465,238/€536,936

105

Keith Haring, The Fertility Suite, 1983

World Auction Record for this Set of Prints

$180,000 – 250,000

$225,000

£175,635/€202,703

107

Keith Haring, Best Buddies, 1990

World Auction Record for this Print

$15,000 - 25,000

$43,750

£34,151/€39,414

111

Jeff Koons, Balloon Animals Collector's Set, 2017

World Auction Record for this Set of Multiples

$50,000 – 70,000

$93,750

£73,181/€84,459

114

Yoshitomo Nara, Don’t Cry, 2012

World Auction Record for this Print

$20,000 - 30,000

$43,750

£34,151/€39,414