Sotheby’s hasn’t released the day sale figures yet beyond the total of $35,808,600 for both sessions. You can see the lot by lot results here. This Rauschenberg Traffic Flower Glut went for $362,500. That price was just above the low estimate. The picture was bought at Sotheby’s four and a half years ago. Then, a mere $136,800 took it home. Though it was ballsy price considering the estimate range was a demure $25-35,000.
At Christie’s, the two day sale sessions(here and here) brought in $39,084,500 with almost 62% of the lots sold. The morning session’s top ten was dominated by Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn, with Calder, de Kooning and Robert Indiana muscling in as well. The afternoon saw a Hirst butterfly-wing stainglass window top the list that featured Basquiat, Sherrie Levine, Christopher Wook, Sugimoto and Zhang Xiaogang.