Christie's Post War & Contemporary Art Day Sale
Date: 24 Jun 2007 | | Views: 3793
LONDON - Christie's Post War & Contemporary Art Day Sale held today in London completed the most successful week of Impressionist & Modern Art and Post War & Contemporary Sales ever held in Europe which realised a combined total of £237 million ($470.4 million / ˆ349.6 million).
Anthony McNerney, Director of Post War and Contemporary Art and Head of Sale: “We are extremely pleased with the results of today’s sale which realised highest total for a Post War and Contemporary Art Day sale in Europe and illustrated the strength of the market at this level. The auction was underpinned by the extraordinary results realised by the Property from the Estate of Rosemarie Delil which was offered at last night’s Evening Sale as well as today’s auction, achieving a combined total of £11.5 million. The sale achieved impressive results throughout both the morning and afternoon sessions, with international bidding for the diverse selection of lots on offer. We are particularly delighted with the result of lot 630, the Manolo Valdés sculpture, which was bought by the Spanish Institution Caixa Galicia.”
Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Four Marilyns, 1979-1986 sold for £1,028,000 ($2,046,748) to an anonymous buyer. Robert Indiana (b. 1923), Love, 1966-1998, sold for £636,000 ($1,266,276).