Christie's Imp-Mod day sales = £23.8m; Christie's Mid-Season Contemporary = $23.2m; ADAA Art Show Sales.
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Christie’s Mid-Season Contemporary = $ 23.2m
Beauford Delaney, Abstraction No. 4 $387,000
Christie’s Mid-Season Contemporary sale and concomitant editions sale made $23.2m combined:
- “Christie’s Post-War to Present auction totaled $20,963,750 selling 75% by lot. Felix Gonzalez-Torres’“Untitled” (Last Light) realized $857,000, Beauford Delaney’s Abstraction No. 4 sold for $387,000 and Nicolas Party’s Portrait got $275,000 against a high estimate of $120,000”
- “Christie’s Contemporary Edition auction on Wednesday totaled $1,742,438 selling 89% by lot. Robert Rauschenberg’s Surface Series, from Currents sold for $30,000. Julie Mehretu’s Entropia (review) realized $87,500 against a high estimate of $25,000. Other exceptional prices were Ed Ruscha’s Cold Beer Beautiful Girls making $65,000 and Georg Baselitz’s Orangenesser getting $17,500 against a high estimate of $3,000.”
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