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Special Issue: Auction Analysis

Records Set in the Evening Sales

Fernand Léger, Contraste de formes (1913) sold for $70.1m (est. in the region of $65m) at Christie’s © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo credit: Christie's Images Ltd. 2017

BY Chelsea Perkins
project manager at AAP

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$70.1m, Fernand Léger, Contraste de formes (1913), est. in the region of $65m at Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale

 

$28.5m, Marc Chagall, Les Amoureux (1928), est. $12m-$18m at Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale

 

$20.6m, René Magritte, L’empire des lumières (1949), est. $14m-$18m at Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale

 

$17.8m, Edouard Vuillard, Misia et Vallotton à Villeneuve (1899), est. $7m-$10m at Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale

 

$14.7m, Louise Bourgeois, Spider IV (1996), est. $10m-$15m at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale (record for wall-mounted spider by the artist)

 

$11m, Mark Rothko, Untitled (1969), est. $10m-$15m at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale (record for oil on paper laid down on canvas by the artist)

 

$8.9m, Hans Hofmann, Lava (1960), est. $4m-$6m at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale

 

$6.2m, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Interior with Woman at Piano, Strandgade 30 (1901), est. $2.5m-$3.5m at Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale

 

$5.5m, Lee Krasner, Shattered Light (1954), est. $1.8m-$2.5m at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale

Georgie O’Keeffe, Yellow Sweet Peas (1925) sold for $4.4m (est. $2.5m-$3.5m) at Sotheby’s © 2017 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkPhoto credit: Sotheby’s

 

$5.3m, Emil Nolde, Indische Tänzerin (1917), est. $2.5m-$2.3m at Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale

 

$5m, Kerry James Marshall, Still Life with Wedding Portrait (2015), est. $1m-$1.5m at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale

 

$5m, Isamu Noguchi, Olmec & Muse (1985), est. $600,000-$800,000 at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale

 

$4.4m, Georgia O’Keeffe, Yellow Sweet Peas (1925), est. $2.5m-$3.5m at Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale (record for a work on paper by the artist)

 

$4.2m, Vija Celmins, Lead See #2 (1969), est. $1.5m-$2.5m at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale

 

$4.2m, Jasper Johns, Numbers (2006) and Usuyki (1995), est. $1.5m-$3.5m at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale (tied record for work on paper by the artist)

 

$3.6m, Robert Indiana, The Great American Love (Love Wall) (1972), est. $3.5m-$5m (record for painting by the artist) at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale

 

$3.4m, Alexander Calder, Seven Black, Red and Blue (1947), est. $900,000-$1.2m at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale (record for oil on canvas by the artist)

 

$3.4m, Jean Dubuffet, Rue Saint-Lazare (La gratouille) (1962), est. $1m-$1.5m at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale (record for a work on paper by the artist)

Suzanne Duchamp, Radiation de deux seuls éloignés (1916-20) sold for $1.8m (est. $700,000-$1.5m) at Christie’s © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo credit: Christie’s Images Ltd. 2017

 

$3.3m, Man Ray, Catherine Barometer (1920), est. $2m-$4m at Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale (record for a sculpture by the artist)

 

$2.2m, Richard Serra, Carver (2009), est. $800,000-$1.2m at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale (record for artist in paintstick on handmade paper)

 

$1.8m, Suzanne Duchamp, Radiation de deux seuls éloignés (1916-20), est. $700,000-$1.5m at Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale

 

$1.8m, Laura Owens, Untitled (2012), est. $200,000-$300,000 at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale

 

$1.6m, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, The Hours Behind You (2011) at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale

 

$1.5m, Julian Schnabel, Ethnic Type #14 (1984), est. $500,000-$700,000 at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale

 

$1.3m, William Baziotes, Phantasm (1951), est. $800,000-$1.2m at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale

 

$1.3m, Jean Dubuffet, Tétonette (1954), est. $1.2m-$1.8m at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale (record for artist in sponge and stone)

 

$1.2m, Carmen Herrera, Untitled (Orange and Black) (1956), est. $700,000-$1m at Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Evening Sale

 

$1m, Jean Crotti, Les forces mécaniques de l’amour en mouvement, (1916), est. $700,000-$1.5m at Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale

 

$615,000, Hélio Oiticica, P31 Parangolé, capa 24, Escrerbuto (1972), est. $600,000-$800,000 at Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Evening Sale

 

$516,000, Philippe Moreno, My Room is Another Fish Bowl (2016), est. $250,000-$350,000 at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale

 

$225,000, Adam Pendelton, Black Dada (K) (2012), est. $40,000-$60,000 at Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale

 

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