Christie’s auctions in London. The report

At the end of the Frieze Week auctions a London The two evening sessions have arrived Christie’s: the classic 20/21 century and the first auction dedicated to the collection of entrepreneur, philanthropist and collector Sam Josefowitz. In an unusual mix of works by new artists or those who have recently offered works for sale at major auctions, great masters and objects of great cultural interest such as Buddha bronzes, Assyrian reliefs and Japanese wooden sculptures made between the 11th and 13th centuries. Century were carved century. 9 artist plates, the first 6 in the auction 20/21 century and 3 in the Josefowitz Collection. Including new best results for Paula Rego, Félix Vallotton and Salvo. And a total for the evening of £96.5 million.

Paula Rego, Dancing Oysters. Courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd.

All recordings of Christie’s auctions in London

And here are all the records from Christie’s, from the two 20th and 20th century auctions and the Josefowitz collection, in the foreground those from the first Paula Rego, Dancing oysters from Walt Disney’s “Fantasia”3 million pounds and from the second Felix Vallotton, 5 hours3.7 million pounds. New best result for Save that with In the evening the day was full of lightning The Stars Will Come reaches £693,000. And then again Aristide Maillol, Portrait of Mademoiselle Jeanne Faraill£2.4 million; Akseli Gallen-Kallela1 million pounds with Autumn – Five Crosses; Pam Evelyn, Worked on Earth£113,000; Sahara Longe, Party scene£176,000; Winston branch£239,000; Alvaro Barrington£63,000. The top lots of the evening for each auction were: from the Josefowitz Collection, The silence From Kees Van Dongen With a sale starting at £2m (estimate between £3m and £4.5m), two bidders battled on the phone for 15 minutes until the hammer fell to £9.1m (10.78 with premium). It stopped the hammer at £8.8m (10.4 with premium), below the minimum estimate of £9m. Future sciences against man From Jean Michel Basquiata work exhibited in the legendary exhibition at the Fun Gallery in New York in 1982.

Christie's Evening Sales London.  Photo Mario Bucolo 2 The results of Christie's in London and the new auction records of Salvo and Paula Rego
Christie’s Evening Sales, London. Photo Mario Bucolo

Salvo’s new record at Christie’s

The auction began immediately with the above-mentioned records by Barrington (hammer at minimum estimate), Evelyn (almost double the high estimate), Longe (more than double the high estimate) and Salvo, whose works in the room sold for five times the high estimate almost 700,000 pounds, significantly higher than the previous figure of around 200,000 pounds. During the auction of the work by Save, In the evening the day was full of lightning In 1991, the auctioneer, expert and global president of Christie’s Jussi Pylkkanen wanted to “play” with the audience in the room: since there were already 22 purchase proposals, he invited the audience present in the room to make offers under 100,000 pounds, provided then there were it still has the cover. After these 4 records, Jonathan Gardner and Etel Adnan did well, for whose works the Hammer achieved double the highest estimate. Disappointment with the sculpture Flower child by Yinka Shonibare remained unsold for £75,000 and Reverse Dive Red by Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, which went under the hammer for £60,000, putting it in the mid-range estimate. Both works were donated to Christie’s by their respective authors to support the auction house’s project in Nigeria to create a creative district, which also includes supporting artists for the Nigeria Pavilion at the next Venice Biennale.

Lot 6 Salvo The day was full of lightning, in the evening stars appear.  The results of Christie's in London and the new auction records of Salvo and Paula Rego
Save, the day was full of lightning in the evening. Courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd.

The best lots and records in London at Christie’s

The sale of the work follows Cooperationjointly signed by Warhol and Basquiat, with a hammer price of 1.3 million, within estimates, and by House of Pictures by Peter Doig, sold for £5 million, which is the minimum estimate (£6 million with the price). It continued with surcharges in the estimated range up to the auction record for Paula Rego, followed by Annabel portrait III From Lucian Freud was sold for 1.3 million, well below the low estimate of 1.8. The large work (almost 5.5 meters wide) also fell short of the minimum estimates Damien Hirst, with a hammer selling for 1.2 million at a minimum estimate of 1.5 and Richter’s selling for 1.7 million at a minimum estimate of 1.8. It also flies low Cy Twombly whose sculpture the hammer sold at auction for £250,000, half the minimum estimate, while Hockney’s work sold for the minimum estimate. At £245,000 it’s awesome Golden act From Andy Warhol, almost double the maximum estimate. Holds George Condo Reaching the maximum estimate, 1.5 million per year In the brothel. Apart from work, there is hardly anything to report Hannah’s bathroom From Louis Fratino bringing the hammer price to £220,000 against the high estimate of £70,000.

Christie's Evening Sales London.  Photo Mario Bucolo 3 The results of Christie's in London and the new auction records of Salvo and Paula Rego
Christie’s Evening Sales, London. Photo Mario Bucolo

The rich Josefowitz collection is being auctioned at Christie’s

We continue with the collection of Sam Josefowitzin which some of the family members were present in the room and in which of 38 properties for sale, 13 were sold within the estimate range, 16 above the maximum estimate, only 2 below the minimum estimate, but a full 7 of them were unsold Clovis endormi by Paul Gauguin with Hammer at 2.4 million pounds, not enough to reach the low estimate of 3 million, Elles from Toulouse-Lautrec with hammer at £320,000 against a minimum of 450,000, and The Porte Dauphine by Kees Van Dongen, which clashed with the auction’s other work at £580,000 against a minimum estimate of £600,000, driving two bidders crazy and a second work selling for £2 million against a high estimate of £1.4 million. The session A life full of discovery and science made sales for almost 52 million pounds and it is the first of six auctions that will take place in London and Paris until December. The most featured artists included Diego Giacometti (who had a special friendship with Josefowitz) with various furnishings and from whom a buyer acquired a triptych of a table-console sculpture for a total of over £7.3 million, with one of the lots going for £4.2 million (5.12 with Premium) was sold) against the maximum estimate of 3.

The records and results of the sale of the Josefowitz collection

The auction begins with the above-mentioned record for Aristide Maillol and continues with Self-portrait etching on a window, a Rembrandt print that sold for £220,000 (£277,000 with premium), doubling its high estimate. Great interest and numerous offers for the Buddha statue from the 14th/15th century. Century, which sold online for £480,000 (605,000 with premium), against its high estimate of 250,000. This was followed by the record for Vallotton and the long battle for Van Dongen. Also notable is an exploit for a drawing on paper by Albrech Dürer, rhinowith hammer at £480,000 (605,000 with premium), well above the high estimate of 180,000.

Mario Bucolo

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