Some interesting stats to look at from the Evening sales. Sotheby’s performed better on a lot-by-lot basis but Christie’s moved more merchandise. Altogether, the whole of the evening sales were highly dependent upon a very few lots. The Top Ten lots of the week accounted for more than half (54%) of the sale total.
That confirms the overall impression from observers that the best works got the best prices; there was also a great gulf between the prices achieved for the top ten lots — an avg. price of $24,828,900 — and the prices achieved for the remaining lots in both sales — an avg. price of $2,045,742.