Elizabeth Peyton’s prices have been up and down but a strong show and a strong showing at auction suggest her market is back on form.
New York Magazine liked Elizabeth Peyton’s recent show at Gavin Brown. The market liked all three works that came up. Each house had one.
Christie’s had the most expensive with Kurt Cobain, estimated at between $700k and $1 million, which sold for $769,000.
Phillips de Pury had the one that sold the best: John Squires, estimated at between $200k and $300k, went for $421k–well above the high estimate.
And Sotheby’s had a little of both with Jarvis (Dancing), estimated at between $400k and $600k but selling for $741,000.