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Sale Total w/o Italian: £11.2m (24 out of 25 lots sold or 96%)
Lot 1 Robert Longo makes a big impact with £187,250 sale, more than double the high est. of £90k
Lot 2 Andreas Gursky, Prada 1 makes £175,250 est. was £70k
Lot 3 Beatriz Milhazes blows out the high est of £150k to make £289,250
Lot 4 Rudolf Stingel This is the wallpaper painting Christie’s got stuck with last year on a big guarantee but Stingel’s market may be beat up a little but it won’t complain about £289,250
Lot 5 Peter Doig Pine House sells far below the low est. to make £1.385m
Lot 6 Luc Tuymans Pigeons sells for £385,250 against a £300k high est.
Lot 7 Neo Rauch Stellwerk has lost none of his market appeal. £892,450 is a very strong price. Est. was £450k.
Lot 8 Andreas Gursky Salerno caps the high est of £120k with £163,250 sale
Lot 10 Kippenberger Kellner Des . . . tops the £700k est. with £1.1m premium price.
Lot 11 Daniel Richter Extrem Beginnung sells below the est. at £165,650
Lot 12 Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild not a good day for these works. Low est. was £500k and it clearly sold below there to make a premium price of £541,250. The same scenario played out at Sotheby’s.
Lot 13 Richter Italian Landscape also sells below the £500k low to make £505,250.
Lot 14 Li Songsong Cuban Sugar does nicely at £433,250
Lot 15 Frank Auerbach Head of EOW gets some competition and goes to £121,250 against £90k high est.
Lot 17 Frank Auerbach Park Village East–Summer II sells for £205,250
Lot 18 Pierre Soulages the high est. was £300k but the picture pulled in £481,250
Lot 19 Marcel Broodthaers Un Tableau Magritte £157,250
Lot 20 Juan Muñoz Chino con peto sells at high end of est. range for £409,250
Lot 21 Yan Pei-Ming Grand Mao doesn’t fare well and sells for £217,250 against £200k low est.
Lot 22 Jitish Kallat is the only casualty of the sale so far: passes.
Lot 23 Bill Viola Isolde’s Ascension £169,250 is not a strong price.
Lot 24 Damien Hirst Maxwell’s a medicine chest that sneaks by at £115,250
Lot 25 Damien Hirst I Miss You a butterfly painting that sells toward the high end of the £300k est. range for £337,250
Italian Sale Lots 26-63
Lot 26 Fontana doubles the £50k est. for £103, 250
Lot 27 Manzoni Achrome well above the £200k est. for £301,250
Lot 28 Burri passes
Lot 29 Burri £217,250
Lot 30 Fontana makes £735,650 which meets expectations
Lot 32 Pomodoro passes
Lot 44 Alighiero Boetti Untitled sells at low end of est. range for £145,250
Lot 45 Fontana sells for £409,250
Lot 46 Maurizio Cattelan gets £325,250 over £200k high est.
Lot 49 Fontana £301,250
Lot 58 Giorgio Morandi Still life makes £481,250
Lot 59 Gina Severini drawing sells well at £265,250
Sale total: £12,734,625
Five lots withdrawn before sale: 130, 160, 161, 252, 273
Lot 101 Grayson Perry makes £58,850 over £50k high est.
Lot 102 Tracey Emin neon sells for £49,250
Lot 103 Sarah Lucas sells for £48k above the £40k high est or £58,850 all in.
Lot 106 Anselm Kiefer Ensof gets a nice pop over the £200k high est. to sell for £289,250
Lot 112 Hurvin Anderson beach scene goes for big jump over £30k high est. £97,250 final price.
Lot 113 Chris Ofili Afro Apparition gets strong interest and sells for £577,250 well over the £350k high.
Lot 114 Gilbert & George Ginkoed sells low at £97,250
Lot 115 Marc Quinn Maquette for Siren sells at top end of est. range for £103,250
Lot 116 Antony Gormley Outside the Outside gets strong price of £217,250 above £150k high est.
Lot 118 Marc Quinn painting goes slightly over £100k high est. for £133,250
Lot 119 Anish Kapoor sells in line with expectations for £825,250
Lot 120 Hirst passes
Lot 121 Jack Pierson God makes a divine £79,250 showing strength over the £60k high est.
Lot 127 Rudolf Stingel sells very low at £61,250
Lot 129 Sterling Ruby SP30 sells well below estimates at £97,250
Lot 137 Anselm Keifer flies to £205,250 over a £80k high est.
Lot 146 Hirst fact painting Two Sculls makes very strong £433,250 against £280k high est.
Lot 147 Yan Pei-Ming Mao sells for £337,250
Lot 151 Murakami gets £169,250 for LV painting which is in line.
Lot 153 Basquiat Fuego Flores just makes the low est. of £800k
Lot 155 Richter Abstraktes Bild suffers at £529,250; the low est. was £500k
Lot 159 Sergio Camarago Untitled was est’d as high as £180k but sells at £241,250
Lot 163 Pistoletto passes
Lot 176 Mubin Orhon Untitled (Paris 1960) soars above the £65k high and finishes at £127,250
Lot 190 Rachel Whiteread Untitled (Black Books) disappoints at £70,850 that was the low est without the premium.
Lot 192 Paula Rego Vivian Girls with Scorpions from 1984 was est’d as high as £120k but sells for £217,250
Lot 193 Antonio Lopez Garcia makes a healthy $205,250 toward the top end of est. range.
Lot 199 Antonio Suara Miga sells below est. at £97,500
Lot 202-204 Barcelo and Plensa pass
Lot 205 Valdes Mickey Mouse sells for mid-estimate at £157,250
Lot 207 John Currin drawing passes
Lot 208 George Condo sells well making £67,250 against £45k est.
Lot 210 Condo Rodrigo’s Mind second strong sale ¢45k est turns into £61,250 sale
Lot 213 Haring passes
Lot 214 Peter Saul Yankee Garbage pops to £61,250 est. was £40k
Lot 244 Hirst Spin painting sells in line with est. £181,250
Lot 274 Nam June Paik Robot on a Swing almost triples the high est. of £35k for £97,250
Lot 306 Reza Derakshani Hunting Yellow (above) goes over the £18k high est. for £27,500
Lot 309 Youssef Nabil Natcha Sleeping sells in line with est at £22,500
Lot 310 Nasrollah Afjei Siah Mashq sells as hoped for £61,250
Lot 314 Farhad Moshiri Cowboy and Indian goes Kaboom! est’d as high as £200k bidders don’t stop until £397,250
Lot 315 Y.Z. Kami Blue Dome 1 makes the low est totalling £73,250 all in.
Lot 320 Mohammad Ehsai Untitled sells for £37,250, the low est.
Lot 325 Nabil Nahas Cedar Tree makes the high est. range £75,650
Lot 326 Mona Hatoum Baalbeck Birdcage comes in below est. at £109,250
Sale total: £12,734,625
Sotheby’s 20th Century Italian Sale
Sale total £7,392,300
(30 lots out of 33 sold/91% sold)
Lot 1 Marini passes
Lot 2 Marini squeaks in over the low est of £80k for sale price of £103,250.
Lot 3 Morandi goes spot on in est. range for £300k hammer or £361,250 premium
Lot 4 Marini sculpture Piccolo Cavaliere gets to £640k in bidding, just above low est. for sale price of £758,050
Lot 5 Marini painting passes.
Lot 6 1920s De Chirico sells well below est level at £750k hammer or £881,250 premium price
Lot 8 De Chirico from the 1960s sells just below low est. at £270k or £325,250 all in.
Lot 10 Magnelli is bid only to £90k and sells for £109,250
Lot 11 Finally some heat on Fontana sculpture bid far above the £55k high est. to £120k which makes £145,250 at the cashier’s window.
Lot 12 Scarpitta bid up nicely to £130k which is right in the est. range for £157,250
Lot 14 Final Scarpitta makes £80k
Lot 15 Afro meets expectations at £310k or £373,250 premium price
Lot 16 Vedova sells below est. range at £310k hammer and £373,250 premium
Lot 17 Fausto Melotti makes his numbers at £181,250 final price paid.
Lot 18 Fontana continues to show strength selling at upper end of est. range for £380k hammer or £457,250 premium.
Lot 19 Castellani also strong with Andata E Ritorno making £277,250 final price against £200k high est.
Lot 20 Pomodoro hits the top est. of £100k to sell for £121,250
Lot 21 Fontana falls below low est for £320k hammer and £385,250 sale price.
Lot 23 Castellani scores again with Superfice Bianca which has 170k high est and sells there for £205,250 price paid.
Lot 24 Boetti doesn’t disappoint with map: £260k was the hope and £280k was the hammer with £337,250 appearing on the invoice.
Lot 26 Mario Merz makes £121,250 premium. That’s just at the low est. of £100k for the hammer price.
Lot 27 Kounellis The Black Rose blows up to £409,250 final price against a £300k high est.
Lot 28 Pistoletto makes £95k over £90k high est. for £115,250sale
Lot 29 Boetti sells for £150k, the top est. or £181,250
Lot 30 Burri Celotex falls below low est for £75k hammer and £91,250 premium
Lot 31 Paladino is right in line at £110k/£133,250
Lot 32 Sandro Chia passes
Lot 33 Cattelan sells at low end for £63,650
Sale total £7,392,300