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Special Issue: Auction Analysis

Records Set in the Day Sales

Jonas Wood, Maritime Hotel Pot with Aloe (2014). Photo © 2018 Christie's Images Ltd

BY Chelsea Perkins
project manager at AAP

Published
In Analysis

$3m, Helen Frankenthaler, Blue Reach (1978), est. $1m-$1.5m at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$2.3m, Jonas Wood, Maritime Hotel Pot with Aloe (2014), est. $550,000-$750,000 at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Day Sale

$1.2m, Dorothea Tanning, The Temptation of St. Anthony (1945-46), est. $400,000-$600,000 at Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Day Sale

Dorothea Tanning, The Temptation of St Anthony (1945-46). Photo © Christie’s Images Ltd 2018

$951,000, Alex Katz, The Light I (1975), est. $300,000-$500,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$915,000, Georges Morren, À l’harmonie (jardin public) (1891), est. $400,000-$600,000 at Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Day Sale

$855,000, Auguste Herbin, Route da montagne en Corse (1907), est. $500,000-$700,000 at Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Day Sale

$795,000, Gabriel Orozco, Dandelion (2018), est. $500,000-$700,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$591,000, Jaume Plensa, Kneeled Shadow (2008), est. $200,000-$300,000 at Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Day Sale

$459,000, Theaster Gates, Stars Over Harlem (2015), est. $250,000-$350,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale 

$435,000, Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Stono Drawing) (2012), est. $150,000-$200,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale (record for a work on paper by the artist, which broke a record set earlier that day in the same sale: $362,500, Study for ‘Slow Dance’ (1992), est. $80,000-$120,000)

$381,000, Rashid Johnson, Untitled Escape Collage (2018), est. $150,000-$200,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$375,000, Lorna Simpson, Day for Night (2018), est. $250,000-$350,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$300,000, Kehinde Wiley, Charles I (2018), est. $100,000-$150,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$262,500, Wolfgang Tillmans, Freischwimmer 187 (2011) at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$225,000, Rotraut, Untitled (2016), est. $100,000-$150,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale 

$200,000, Stanley Whitney, Manet’s Light (2007), est. $80,000-$120,000 at Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Day Sale

Gabriel Orozco, Dandelion (2008) Photo credit: Sotheby’s

$175,000, Nari Ward, Casio Black (2017), est. $40,000-$60,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$162,500, Josh Smith, Untitled (2013), est. $55,000-$75,000 at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Day Sale

$156,250, Aaron Garber-Maikovska, Untitled (2014), est. $40,000-$60,000 at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Day Sale

$137,500, Edmund de Waal, three poems of return: everywhere in the roads (2012), est. $120,000-$180,000 at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Day Sale

$137,500, Sue Williams, Tighter Flocky with Green Yellow (1997), est. $40,000-$60,000 at Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Day Sale

$93,750, Gary Simmons, Goodbye Love (2017), est. $50,000-$70,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$87,500, John Little, Tropic of Cancer (1958), est. $20,000-$30,000 at Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Day Sale

$81,250, Derrick Adams, Floater 48 (Unicorn), est. $20,000-$30,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$81,250, Jordan Casteel, Lost Tribes (1989), est. $15,000-$20,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale (artist’s first auction record)

$81,250, Katherine Bernhardt, Plantains, Bananas & Toiler Paper (2015), est. $30,000-$40,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$81,250, Titus Kaphar, Confession (2017) est. $10,000-15,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$68,750, McArthur Binion, DNA: White Painting: Test for Seasons XII (2016), est. $30,000-$40,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$62,500, Toyin Ojih Odutola, From a Place of Goodness (2017-18), est. $10,000-$15,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale (artist’s first auction record)

$60,000, Leonardo Drew, Number 56X (2018), est. $30,000-$50,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$56,350, Alex Da Corte, The Moon Gone (2014), est. $20,000-$30,000 at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Day Sale

$43,750, Charles Gaines, Explosion #28 (2008), est. $40,000-$60,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

Stanley Whitney, Manet’s Light (2007). Courtesy Phillips

$42,500, Yoan Capote, Palangre (muro de mar I) (2016), est. $30,000-$40,000 at Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Day Sale

$37,500, Wardell Milan, Blue Tulip No. 1 of 4 (2018), est. $8,000-$12,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$27,500, Kori Newkirk, Pathmark II (2018), est. $27,500 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$23,750, Sanford Biggers, Bam (for Jordan) (2017), est. $10,000-$15,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$22,500, Hank Willis Thomas, Protect and Serve (White Wash) (2018), est. $10,000-$15,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$21,250, William Villalongo, Psyche (2015), est. $6,000-$8,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$20,000, Leslie Hewitt, Untitled (2013), est. $20,000-$30,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$20,000, Xaviera Simmons, A Country Built on Free Labor (2018), est. $20,000-$30,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$18,750, Kevin Beasley, Untitled (2016), est. $15,000-$20,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$15,000, Steffani Jemison, Black Utopia (Pitchfork) (2017), est. $8,000-$12,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale

$9,375, Eric N Mack, Move (2018), est. $4,000-$6,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale(artist’s first auction record)

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