New lot added at beginning. Nate Lowman Birthday Cake Painting takes out the estimates by a long shot to sell for $140k. Great start. Especially with no Seller’s commission. (Co-organizer Ben Stiller makes sure the sale starts with oomph.)
1) Pettibon, No Title surf work. Bidder jumps from $150k to $300k but that just lights up the room. Quick bidding to $500k. Then climbs to $700k. Some confusion over a chopped bid to $720k. Last shots take it to $760k–not bad for a $300k high est.
2) Alys, Le Juif Errant makes $300k
3) Bourgeois, Untitled goes to $300k over $200k estimate.
4) Ofili, Blue Smoke gets $420k
5) Stingel, Untitled wallpaper sells just under the high estimate for $580k
6) Tuymans breaks million-dollar barrier for the night with Deal-No Deal reaching $1.15m
7) Adel Abdessemed, Mappamonde-Olive reaches $350k
8. Rosenquist, The Richest Person . . . $550k
9) Neo Rauch, Chor $900k
10) Ligon, Stranger #44 doubles up the estimate to make $450k (to Jennifer Aniston)
11) Flavin, Monument to Tatlin gets $950k
12) Cecily Brown, Can’t Make This Up gets to $790k over $500k high est.
13) Jasper Johns, Untitled sells for $470k
14) Pettibon, No Title $820k
15) Koons, Bikini goes to co-organizer Ben Stiller for $400k
16) Dumas, My Moeder Voor . . . cracks $2m
17) Andersson, Night Guest $380k
18) Ruscha, Pick, Pan, Shovel #7 $42k
19) Urs Fischer, Tomorrow runs to $920k more than 2x the high est.
20) Zhang Huan, Chinese Flag No. 1 goes for $250k
21) Cindy Sherman, (Untitled #176) $60k
22) Elizabeth Peyton, Jay-Z at Glastonbury makes $85k to John McEnroe
23) Paul McCarthy, Mountaineer Hummel sells for $240k
24) Kelley Walker, Untitled $80k
25) Chuck Close, Self-Portrait $75k
26) Martin Kippenberger, Kippenblinky $200k