Auctionata’s first sale in New York was held Sunday night from their broadcast studios. The company offered some details from the sale but did not provide a total. We did a rough count and came up with approximately $675,000 which is not a bad result for a first sale, especially when the company was able to sell a Warhol print of John Wayne for $80,000 and the Lichtenstein (above) for $70,000:
- 530 users from 31 different countries
- 83 out of 133 items sold
- Highest price: $80,000 for item 40
Update: Auctionata sent us these results so you’d have the right numbers:
Total: $838,800 Modern & Contemporary Art, Including Prints Auction (Pre-Sale Estimates) Results*
40. Andy Warhol, ‘John Wayne,’ screenprint, 1986 ($95,000) $96,000
The previous record for a ‘John Wayne’ trial proof by Andy Warhol was set at $75,000 including buyer’s premium, at Sotheby’s on October 31, 2013.
50. Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Sweet Dreams, Baby!’, 1965 ($95,000) $84,000
This work was one of Lichtenstein’s first Pop art prints, typifying his comic book style.
24. Alexander Calder, ‘The Attack,’ 1964 ($50,000) $60,000
This gouache is accompanied by paperwork from the Calder Foundation, with a dedication to Nicholas Guppy, a great friend of the artist.
49. Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Still Life with Lobster,’ screenprint, 1974 ($40,000) $33,600
This New England-themed work set a new auction record for this piece, previously set at $31,250 by Sotheby’s New York on May 1, 2014.
82. Mel Bochner, ‘Blah Blah Blah,’ oil on velvet, 2009 ($11,000) $22,800
Following the Mel Bochner: Strong Language retrospective at the Jewish Museum in New York City, this piece is the first ‘Blah Blah Blah’ to ever come to auction and is a rare find as the artist created very few small pieces.
84. Keith Haring, ‘Growing I,’ screenprint, 1988 ($8,000) $33,600
Recently profiled by TIME Magazine, Keith Haring’s signature style uses simple lines to create images filled with spirit and movement. Four pieces from the “Growing” series were available in this auction, all exceeding their estimates.
86. Keith Haring, ‘Growing IV,’ screenprint, 1988 ($16,000) $26,400
This is a new record for this piece, which previously sold at $16,658 at the Market Auction in Japan on February 21, 2008.
87. Keith Haring, ‘Growing V,’ screenprint, 1988 ($14,000) $31,200
This is a new record price, breaking the previously set record of $12,880 sold at Christie’s on March 28, 2012.