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Records Set in the Evening Sales

BY Chelsea Perkins
editorial assistant at Art Agency, Partners


Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (1982) © 2017 The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris/ARS. Courtesy Sotheby's

*This article is part of our special auction report, which you can find here

$110.5m, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (1982), est. in excess of $60m at Sotheby’s

 

$57.4m, Constantin Brancusi, La muse endormie (1913), est. $25m-$35m at Christie’s

 

$28.8m, Peter Doig, Rosedale (1991), est. in excess of $25m at Phillips

 

$16.8m, Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (S III Released to France Face 43.14) (2011) est. $13m-$16m at Christie’s

 

$16m, Max Ernst, Le Roi jouant avec la reine (1944; cast c.1950-59), est. $4m-$6m at Sotheby’s (record for sculpture by the artist)

 

Rudolf Stingel, Untitled (After Sam) (2006). Photo credit: Christie’s Images Ltd. 2017

$10.6m, Rudolf Stingel, Untitled (After Sam) (2006), est. $10m-$15m at Christie’s

 

$10.3m, Roy Lichtenstein, Woman: Sunlight, Moonlight (1996), est. in excess of $10m at Phillips (record for sculpture by the artist)

 

$6.9m, Rudolf Stingel, Untitled (2012), est. $5m- $7m at Sotheby’s (record for the artist in the medium: electroformed copper, plated nickel and gold, stainless steel frame)

 

$6.5m, Keith Haring, Untitled (1982), est. $4m-$6m at Sotheby’s

 

$6.3m, Diego Giacometti, Bibliothèque de l’Île Saint-Louis (c.1966-69), est. $2m-$3m at Sotheby’s

 

$5.3m, Robert Gober, Untitled (1985), est. $3.5m-$5.5m at Christie’s

 

Jean Arp, Torse des Pyrénées (1959; cast 1962). Courtesy Sotheby’s

$4.9m, Jean Arp, Torse des Pyrénées (1959; cast 1962), est. $1.5m-$2.5m at Sotheby’s

 

$4.5m, Blinky Palermo, Rot/Gelb (1968), est. $1.5m-$2m at Sotheby’s

 

$3m, Germaine Richier, Don Quichotte (1950-51), est. $1.5m-$2.5m at Sotheby’s

 

$2.2m, Gerhard Richter, Untitled (5.4.86) (1986), est. $700,000-$1m at Sotheby’s (record for the artist for work on paper)

 

$2.2m, Man Ray, Portrait of a Tearful Woman (1936), est. $400,000-$600,000 at Christie’s (record for the artist in the medium: hand-colored gelatin silver print, mounted on card)

 

$1.5m, Mira Schendel, Untitled, From the Series Droguinhas (Little Nothings) (1966), est. $1.2m-$1.8m at Sotheby’s

 

$1.2m, Jonas Wood, Black Still Life (2012), est. $250,000-$350,000 at Sotheby’s

 

$948,500, Takeo Yamaguchi, Yellow Eyes (1959), est. $200,000-$300,000 at Sotheby’s

 

Nicole Eisenman, Winter Solstice 2012 Dinner Party (2009). Courtesy Phillips

$670,000, Nicole Eisenman, Winter Solstice 2012 Dinner Party (2009), est. $100,000-$150,000 at Phillips

 

$660,500, Wolfgang Tillmans, Freischwimmer 123 (2004), est. $200,000-$300,000 at Sotheby’s

 

$583,500, David Salle, Footmen (1986), est. $250,000-$350,000 at Christie’s

*All figures over $1m are rounded up to the closest $100,000

 

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