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SOTHEBY’S. Londra, 15 febbraio 2011


La Evening Sale di Sotheby’s ha totalizzato  per 44,359,900 sterline. “Abstraktes Bild” di Gerhard Richter  è stato venduto per £7,209,250 / $11,547,056 / €8,607,827. 100 kg dei semi di girasole di porcellana di Ai Weiwei sono stati aggiudicati a £349,250 / $559,394 / €417,004 (£3.50 / $5.6 / €4.2 per seed). Tre nuovi record per artista sono stati stabiliti da Franz Gertsch, Yinka Shonibare e Gary Hume. Il Fontana bianco 5 tagli venduto per  1,273,250 £. Unsold gli altri due. Boetti venduto ma ai minimi delle stime.


Cheyenne Westphal, Sotheby’s Chairman of Contemporary Art Europe: “This evening’s results, combined with the remarkable results established for Looking Closely last week, bring the overall total forContemporary Art sold in this series to an outstanding £88 million. This is our highest total for a Contemporary Art sales series in London since July 2008, and our day sale is still to come. In tonight’s sale, as with ‘Looking
Closely’, we saw collectors responding strongly to works of the highest quality that have not been available on the market for very many years. Buyers were out in force for such offerings, with multiple bidders on so many of the lots and participation from no fewer than 12 countries, demonstrating the depth of demand for the very best that the market has to offer.”

Oliver Barker, Senior Director and Senior International Specialist in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department: “The enduring and global appeal of Warhol was in full evidence tonight, with strong competition for his rare ‘Nine Multicoloured Marilyns’, as well as for the other four works by the artist we offered this evening. But Warhol shared the limelight with a number of others – including Juan Muñoz and Franz Gertsch. Both artists were represented by rare works that had been out of circulation for a very long time, and both excited enormous competition: Gertsch’s ‘Lucian 1’ exceeded the previous record by a factor of ten, and competition for Muñoz’s record-breaking ‘Conversation Piece’ drove the price to five times its estimate. Following the exceptional prices achieved for Bacon and Freud at Sotheby’s last week, British Art was again much sought after tonight: works by Auerbach, Hockney and Riley commanded strong prices, and Glenn Brown’s ‘Declining Nude’ was particularly coveted. ”

Top Ten:

Lotto 13

Aggiudicato a: £7,209,250 ($11,547,056)

Stima: £5,000,000 – 7,000,000
Gerhard Richter, Abstraktes Bild, 1990, oil on canvas, 225 by 200cm

Lotto 36

Aggiudicato a: £3,177,250 ($5,089,001)

Stima: £2,000,000 -3,000,000
Andy Warhol, Nine Multicoloured Marilyns (Reversal Series), signed and dated 79/86, acrylic
and silkscreen ink on canvas, 137.2 by 106.7cm


Lotto 37

Aggiudicato a: £3,065,250 ($4,909,611)

Stima: £600,000 – 800,000
Juan Muñoz, Conversation Piece, 1993, bronze, in two parts, 124.5 by 130 by 75cm


Lotto 17

Aggiudicato a: £1,889,250 ($3,026,012)

Stima: £900,000 – 1,200,000
Robert Ryman, Rule, signed and dated 91, oil on paper mounted on fibreglass panel with
wood edge, 106.4 by 106.1cm


Lotto 14

Aggiudicato a: £1,497,250 ($2,398,145)

Stima: £500,000 – 700,000
Franz Gertsch, Luciano I, 1976, acrylic on canvas, 203.4 by 304.5cm


Lotto 28

Aggiudicato a: £1,329,250 ($2,129,060)

Stima: £1,000,000 -1,500,000
David Hockney, Hotel L’Arbois, Sainte-Maxime, 1968, acrylic on canvas, 113 by153cm


Lotto 31

Aggiudicato a: £1,273,250 ($2,039,365)

Stima: £800,000 -1,200,000
Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale, Attese, 1968, waterpaint on canvas, 73.4 by 60.5cm


Lotto 7

Aggiudicato a: £1,273,250 ($2,039,365)

Stima: £600,000 -800,000
Glenn Brown, Declining Nude, oil on panel, 2006, 140 by 39cm


Lotto 12

Aggiudicato a: £959,650 ($1,537,071)

Stima: £400,000 -600,000
Gerhard Richter, Regenbogen (Rainbow), 1970, oil on canvas, 50.5 by 60.4cm


Lotto 27

Aggiudicato a: £959,650 ($1,537,071)

Stima: £900,000 -1,200,000
Frank Auerbach, To the Studios IV, oil on canvas, 1983, 106.1 by 120.7cm


Lotto 29

Aggiudicato a: £959,650 ($1,537,071)

Stima: £500,000 -700,000
Frank Auerbach, Head of Gerda Boehm II, 1963, oil on double panel, each 50.9 by 40.7cm


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