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Larry Rivers works on paper start off nicely.
Lot 158 Alex Katz almost doubles the $15k estimate to $28k
Lot 159 Jim Dine does ok toward high end of est. range at $28k
Lot 162 Donald Sultan poppies makes $23,750
Lots 170, 171 & 173 Basquiat fares better at Sotheby’s but not spectacular.
Lot 167 Phillip Pearlstein nude makes $34,375
Lot 168 William Nelson Copely makes $37,500
Lot 187 Jack Goldstein (right) is having a good week: $46,875 on the $12k high est.; that’s 3x
Lot 194 Lee Ufan makes $46,875 too on a work that was estimated at $12k
Lot 230 Paul Feeley goes to $43,750 above $15k est.
Lot 234 Bertoia and Lot 240 Nevelson get respectable numbers.
Lot 249 Ruud van Empel attracts competition driving the price to $116,500, a healthy move over the $65k high est.
Lot 257 Damien Loeb sold without reserve almost makes it to the low hammer estimate of $40k
Lot 258 Michal Rovner sold without reserve gets picked up for $13,750 with low estimates but three other lots sell at lower levels.
Lot 263 Christo makes $37,500 in without reserve
Lot 273 Thomas Struth sells below the est. range at $25k
Lot 277 Li Shan Mao makes $40,625 over $20k est.
Chinese contemporary artists sell within the range.
Lot 284 Wang Qingsong sells at low end of est. range for $50k
Lot 299 & 300 Paul Jenkins scores two $50k sales