17 November 2021

Phillips Realizes the Highest Sale Total in Company History

 

Phillips Realizes the Highest Sale Total

in Company History

 

Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art Achieves $139.1 Million, Setting New Records for Raymond Pettibon, Shara Hughes,

and Ewa Juszkiewicz

 

New York, 17 November 2021

Sale Total: $139,165,950 / £103,250,002 / €122,989,300

 

Lots Sold: 44 | Lots Offered: 46

Sold by Lot: 96% | Sold by Value: 97%

 

 

Jean-Paul Engelen and Robert Manley, Deputy Chairmen and Worldwide Co-Heads of 20th Century & Contemporary Art said, “Tonight's sale, which achieved a record for any sale at Phillips, was an extremely gratifying milestone and an affirmation of our continued strategy to offer different categories alongside one another, only serving to elevate and enhance all of them. This expansion in taste was evident in the strong bidding for both Georgia O'Keeffe and Kwesi Botchway, whose works were astonishingly nearly a century apart. The sale was the first marquee auction from our new headquarters at 432 Park Avenue, and demonstrated the incredible strength and energy in the market. We are absolutely thrilled to have welcomed collectors back into the saleroom in person with such stellar results."

 

Top Ten Lots

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

16

Francis Bacon, 'Pope with Owls', 1958

$35,000,000 - 45,000,000

$33,000,000

£24,283,360/€29,164,080

8

Joan Mitchell, Untitled, 1992

$4,000,000 - 6,000,000

$11,870,000

£8,806,590/€10,490,231

27

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (The Door), 1984

$6,000,000 - 8,000,000

$8,549,500

£6,343,045/€7,555,706

9

Georgia O'Keeffe, Crab’s Claw Ginger Hawaii, 1939

$4,000,000 - 6,000,000

$7,748,000

£5,748,396/€6,847,372

33

Andy Warhol, The Last Supper/Be a Somebody with a Body, 1986

$6,000,000 - 8,000,000

$6,806,000

£5,049,508/€6,014,871

11

Cecily Brown, Untitled, 2007

$3,500,000 - 4,500,000

$6,140,500

£4,555,760/€5,426,728

29

Gerhard Richter, Weiß (White), 1988

$4,000,000 - 6,000,000

$5,717,000

£4,241,557/€5,052,456

18

Pierre Bonnard, Panier de fruit, 1946

$2,000,000 - 3,000,000

$4,991,000

£3,702,923/€4,410,846

10

Alexander Calder, White Moon, 1955

$4,000,000 - 6,000,000

$4,628,000

£3,433,606/€4,090,041

21

Avery Singer, European Ego Ideal, 2014

$1,500,000 - 2,500,000

$4,023,000

£2,984,744/€3,555,366

 

New Auction Records

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

1

Shara Hughes, Inside Outside, 2018

$250,000 - 350,000

$1,482,000

£1,099,525/€1,309,732

 

*previous record price: $1,196,175 set in 2021

3

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Girl in Blue, 2013

$80,000 - 120,000

$730,800

£542,195/€645,852

 

*previous record price: $600,137 set in 2021

7

Raymond Pettibon, No Title (Let him come...), 2011

$1,500,000 - 2,000,000

$3,418,000

£2,535,883/€3,020,692

 

*previous record price: $ 2,682,000 set in 2021

 

*Lot 17 was sold immediately following the auction and included in the sale results.

 

ABOUT PHILLIPS

Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewelry, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world.  In addition to providing selling and buying opportunities through auction, Phillips brokers private sales and offers assistance with appraisals, valuations, and other financial services.

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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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