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Special Issue: Auction Analysis

Records Set in the Evening Sales

Barkley L. Hendricks, Brenda P (1974). Photo credit: Sotheby's

BY Chelsea Perkins
project manager at AAP

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In Analysis

$157.2m, Amedeo Modigliani, Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) (1917), est. in excess of $150m at Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale (record for the highest auction price in Sotheby’s history and fourth most valuable auction lot in history)

$84.7m, Claude Monet, Nymphéas en fleur (1914-17), est. in the region of $50m at Christie’s Rockefeller: 19th and 20th Century Art Evening Sale

$85.8m, Kazimir Malevich, Suprematist Composition (1916), est. in excess of $70m at Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale

Claude Monet, Nymphéas en fleur (c.1914-17). Photo credit © 2018 Christie’s Images Ltd

$80.8m, Henri Matisse, Odalisque couchée aux magnolias (1923), est. in the region of $70m at Christie’s Rockefeller: 19th and 20th Century Art Evening Sale 

$71m, Constantin Brâncuși, La juene fille sophistiquée (c.1909-10), est. in excess of $70m at Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale

$28.5m, David Hockney, Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica (1990), est. $20m-$30m at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale

$23.9m, Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park #126 (1984), est. $16m-$20m at Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Evening Sale

$21.1m, Kerry James Marshall, Past Times (1997), est. $8m-$12m at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale

$18.9m, Mark Rothko, Untitled (1969), est. $7m-$10m at Sotheby’s Mandel Collection Sale (record for a work on paper by the artist)

$16.6m, Joan Mitchell, Blueberry (1969), est. $5m-$7m at Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Evening Sale

$12.7m, Robert Motherwell, At Five in the Afternoon (1971), est. $12m-$18m at Phillips 20th Century and Contemporary Evening sale

$12.1m, Nicolas de Staël, Nu Debout (1953), est. $7.5m-$9.5m at Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Evening Sale

 $11.7m, David Hockney, Piscine de Medianoche (Paper Pool 30) (1978), est. $5m-$7m at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale (record for a work on paper by the artist)

Joan Mitchell, Blueberry (1969). Photo © 2018 Christie’s Images Ltd

$11.6m, Gilbert Stuart, George Washington (Vaughan Type) (1795), est. $800,000-$1.2m at Christie’s Rockefeller: Art of the Americas Evening Sale

$9.9m, Eugène Delacroix, Tigre jouant avec une tortue (1862), est. $7m-$10m at Christie’s Rockefeller: 19th and 20th Century Art Evening Sale

$9.8m, Diego Rivera, The Rivals (1931), est. $5m-7m Christie’s Rockefeller: Art of the Americas Evening Sale (record for the artist and record for a Latin American artist)

$7.7m, Armand Seguin, Les délices de la vie (c.1892-93), est. $1m-$1.5m at Christie’s Rockefeller: 19th and 20th Century Art Evening Sale

$7.5m, Mark Tansey, Source of the Loue (1988), est. $2.5m-$3.5m at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale

$7.2m, Robert GoberUntitled (1993-94), est. $6m-$8m at Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Evening Sale

$6.8m, Cecily Brown, Suddenly Last Summer (1999), est. $1.8m-$2.5m at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale

$6.1m, George Condo, Nude and Forms (2014), est. $2.2m-$2.8m at Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Evening Sale

$5.7m, Morris Louis, Devolving (1959-60), est. $5m-$7m at Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Evening Sale

$5.5m, John Chamberlain, Nutcracker (1958), est. $4m-$6m at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale

$4.5m, Mary Cassatt, A Goodnight Hug (1880), est. $700,000-$1m at Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale (record for a work on paper by the artist)

Pat Steir, Elective Affinity Waterfall (1992). Courtesy Phillips

$4.3m, Giorgio Morandi, Natura morta (1940), est. $2m-$3m at Christie’s Rockefeller: 19th and 20th Century Art Evening Sale

$4.1m, Odilon Redon, Fleurs (c. 1905), est. $1m-$1.5m at Christie’s Rockefeller: 19th and 20th Century Art Evening Sale

$3.9m, Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled (1991), est., $2.2m-$3m at Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Evening Sale (record for a work on paper by the artist)

$3.9m, Édouard Vuillard, Les rues de Paris, panneaux pour Henry Bernstein: Seconde série, La Place Vintimille, La Place Vintimille (VII-516.3) (1909), est. $2m-$3m at Christie’s Rockefeller: 19th and 20th Century Art Evening Sale (record for a work on paper by the artist)

$3.4m, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Bush Babies (2017), est. $600,000-$800,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale

$2.5m, Pablo Picasso, La Chouette en colère (1953), est. $800,000-$1.2m at Sotheby’s Mandel Collection Sale (record for a ceramic work by the artist)

$2.3m, Jean Dubuffet, Le Dandy (1973/82), est. $1m-$2m at Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Evening Sale (record for a sculpture by the artist)

$2.3m, Pat Steir, Elective Affinity Waterfall (1992), est. $600,00-$800,000 at Phillips 20th Century and Contemporary Evening Sale

$2.2m, Barkley L. Hendricks, Brenda P (1974), est. $700,000-$1m at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale

$2.2m, Charles Sheeler, White Sentinels (1942), est. $1m-$1.5m at Christie’s Rockefeller: Art of the Americas Evening Sale

$1.9m, Fairfield Porter, The Schooner II (1965), est. $1m-$1.5m at Christie’s Rockefeller: Art of the Americas Evening Sale 

$1.7m, Agnes Martin, Stars (1963), est. $600,000-$800,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale (record for a work on paper by the artist)

Avery Singer, Fellow Travelers, Flaming Creatures (2013). Courtesy Sotheby’s

$1.3m, Charles Ephraim Burchfield, June Night (Luna Moth, Tulip Tree in Bloom by Moonlight) (1959), est. $600,000-$800,000 at Christie’s Rockefeller: Art of the Americas Evening Sale

$708,500 David Wojnarowicz, Science Lesson (1982-83), est. $500,000-$600,000 at Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Evening Sale

$735,000, Avery Singer, Fellow Travelers, Flaming Creatures (2013), est. $80,000-$120,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale

$585,000, Lucas Samaras, Box #117 (1987), est. $200,000-$300,000 at Sotheby’s Mandel Collection Sale

$435,000, Grace Hartigan, Months and Moons (1950), est. $400,000-$600,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale

$408,000, Morris Cole Graves, Shore Birds (1939), est. $70,000-$100,000 at Christie’s Rockefeller: Art of the Americas Evening Sale

$399,000, Cory Arcangel, Photoshop CS: 84 by 66 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient, “Blue, Red, Yellow” (turn reverse off), mouse down x=4000 y=5350, mouse up x=20000 y 1200 (2011), est. $150,000-$200,000 at Phillips 20th Century and Contemporary Evening Sale

$187,000, Stefan Hirsch, Midtown Range (1931), est. $100,000-$150,000 at Christie’s Rockefeller: Art of the Americas Evening Sale

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