17 October 2018

Phillips’ Editions Auction Realizes $6.4 Million      

Bringing the Annual Total to $25 Million,

the Highest Ever for the Category in Company History

 

New York, 17 October 2018

Sale Total: $6,358,375 / £4,848,261 / €5,513,983

Lots Sold: 368 | Lots Offered: 404

Sold by Lot: 91% | Sold by Value: 88%

 

Cary Leibowitz and Kelly Troester, Worldwide Co-Heads of Editions, said, “A decade after founding the Editions department at Phillips, 2018 marks the most successful year for the category yet. With two record-breaking sales in the spring, our annual total for the year is $25 million, which represents a nearly-480%-increase since 2008. The market for high-quality prints and multiples is stronger than ever, with over 25 new records set in the October Evening Sale and with clients from 6 continents participating. With so many collectors bidding around the globe, the October sale also saw the highest dollar-value of property sold to online bidders in a Phillips Editions sale. Andy Warhol works performed exceedingly well in the auction, with Marilyn, 1967, leading the sale at $325,000, setting a record for this print and any single Marilyn print. This, along with Warhol’s Mao, 1972, was part of the treasured collection of Diane and Alan Page, perhaps best-known as the NFL great who moved on to serve as a Minnesota Supreme Court Justice. We were also honored to offer works from the esteemed collection of Howard Karshan, who, with his wife Linda, assembled one of the most significant collections of modern and post-war works of art. Property from private collections in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles were especially popular with Modern and Contemporary artists, and fresh-to-market groups by Alexander Calder, H.C. Westermann and David Wojnarowicz all generated clear buzz and achieved prices over the high estimates. We look forward to our January 24 sale in London, which will kick off the 2019 auction calendar at Phillips.” 

 

 

TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

71

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

World auction record for this print and any single Marilyn print

$150,000 - 250,000

$325,000

£247,813 /€281,840

93

Roy Lichtenstein, Reverie, from 11 Pop Artist's, Volume II, 1965

World auction record for this print

$80,000 - 120,000

$231,250

£176,328 /€200,540

18

Pablo Picasso, Portrait de Jacqueline de Face II (Portrait of Jacqueline, Face II), 1962

World auction record for this print

$80,000 - 120,000

$188,750

£143,922 /€163,684

92

Roy Lichtenstein, Reflections on Crash, from Reflections Series, 1990

Tied world auction record for this print, set by Phillips in April 2018

$100,000 - 150,000

$175,000

£133,438 /€151,760

74

Andy Warhol, Tomato, from Campbell's Soup I, 1968

$50,000 - 70,000

$137,500

£104,844 /€119,240

84

Andy Warhol, Grace Kelly, 1984

$70,000 - 100,000

$118,750

£90,547 /€102,980

112

KAWS, Ups and Downs, 2013

World auction record for this set

$40,000 - 60,000

$112,500

£85,781 /€97,560

51

Jonas Wood, Untitled, 2014

World auction record for this set

$50,000 - 70,000

$112,500

£85,781 /€97,560

96

Roy Lichtenstein, Water Lilies - Blue Lily Pads, from Water Lilies Series, 1992

$80,000 - 120,000

$106,250

£81,016 /€92,140

89

Andy Warhol, Red Lenin, 1987

$40,000 - 60,000

$106,250

£81,016 /€92,140

 

NEW AUCTION RECORDS IN THE EVENING SALE

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

3

Henry Moore, Maquette for Seated Woman, 1957/1978

World auction record for this edition

$20,000 - 30,000

$40,000

£30,500/€34,688

4

Henry Moore, Male Torso, 1982

World auction record for this edition

$15,000 - 25,000

$37,500

£28,594/€32,520

11

Marc Chagall, Roses et mimosas, 1967

World auction record for this print

$8,000 - 12,000

$16,250

£12,391/€14,092

18

Pablo Picasso, Portrait de Jacqueline de Face II (Portrait of Jacqueline, Face II), 1962

World auction record for this print

$80,000 - 120,000

$188,750

£143,922 /€163,684

36

Frank Stella, La Penna di Hu, 1988  

World auction record for this print

$10,000 - 15,000

$30,000

£22,875/€26,016

39

Brice Marden, Five Plates, 1973  

World auction record for this set

$15,000 - 20,000

$32,500

£24,781/€28,184

41

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled, 1997  

World auction record for any monoprint by this artist

$12,000 - 18,000

$27,500

£20,969/€23,848

49

Wangechi Mutu, Second Born, 2013

World auction record for this print

$8,000 - 12,000

$10,000

£7625/€8,672

51

Jonas Wood, Untitled, 2014

World auction record for this set

$50,000 - 70,000

$112,500

£85,781 /€97,560

53

David Hockney, Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire, 2011  

World auction record for this print

$35,000 - 45,000

$93,750

£71,484/€81,300

71

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

World auction record for this print and any single Marilyn print

$150,000 - 250,000

$325,000

£247,813 /€281,840

75

Andy Warhol, Chicken Noodle, 1968

World auction record for this print

$25,000 - 35,000

$52,500

£40,031/€45,528

76

Andy Warhol, Vegetable, 1968  

World auction record for this print

$20,000 - 30,000

$37,500

£28,594/€32,520

77

Andy Warhol, Beef, 1968

World auction record for this print

$20,000 - 30,000

$36,250

£27,641/€31,436

78

Andy Warhol, Green Pea, 1968  

World auction record for this print

$20,000 - 30,000

$32,500

£24,781/€28,184

87

Andy Warhol, Beethoven, 1987

World auction record for this color combination

$40,000 - 60,000

$85,000

£64,813/€73,712

88

Andy Warhol, Black Rhino, 1983

World auction record for this print

$40,000 - 60,000

$87,500

£66,719/€75,880

93

Roy Lichtenstein, Reverie from 11 Pop Artist's, Volume II, 1965

World auction record for this print

$80,000 - 120,000

$231,250

£176,328 /€200,540

94

Roy Lichtenstein, Still Life with Portrait, 1974

World auction record for this print

$10,000 - 15,000

$25,000

£19,063/€21,680

95

Roy Lichtenstein, Musical Notes (Composition IV), 1995

World auction record for this print

$10,000 - 15,000

$20,000

£15,250/€17,344

102

Roy Lichtenstein, Peace Through Chemistry III, 1970

World auction record for this print

$15,000 - 25,000

$57,500

£43,844/€49,864

104

Roy Lichtenstein, Titled, 1996

World auction record for this print

$18,000 - 25,000

$43,750

£33,359/€37,940

105

Tom Wesselmann, Monica Sitting with Mondrian, 1989

World auction record for this print

$10,000 - 15,000

$27,500

£20,969/€23,848

106

Wayne Thiebaud, Chocolate Pie, 1964/2008

World auction record for this print

$8,000 - 12,000

$20,000

£15,250/€17,344

111

Keith Haring, Pop Shop II, 1988

World auction record for this print

$40,000 - 60,000

$60,000

£45,750/€52,032

112

KAWS, Ups and Downs, 2013

World auction record for this set

$40,000 - 60,000

$112,500

£85,781 /€97,560

 

 

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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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