New York, 9 maggio 2012
90,3% di venduto, due World Auction Record registrati per Lichtenstein – Sleeping Girl del 1964 che è stato disputato da ben 6 collezionisti ed è stato aggiudicato a $ 44.882.500 – e CyTwombly – New York City del 1966 (venduto a $ 17.442.500) , uno dei capolavori dell’artista americano scomparso l’anno scorso e che visse prevalentemente a Roma – . Totale dell’asta $ 266.591.000.
Tobias Meyer, Sotheby’s Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art, ha commentato: ‘‘We are thrilled with tonight’s total of $266 million, and especially with the results achieved for our top four lots, which set a record for Roy Lichtenstein, for a single panel by Francis Bacon, one of the strongest prices for Andy Warhol in some time, and a record for Cy Twombly. The top end of the market performed beautifully this evening due to a global demand for masterpieces that is almost unparalleled, and we saw a remarkable depth of bidding between $30-40 million.’’
Alex Rotter, Sotheby’s New York Head of Contemporary Art, ha commentato: ‘‘We were honored to have been able to offer a group of works from the Collection of Theodore Forstmann, which attracted active bidding and brought the robust total of $22 million compared to pre-sale estimates of $13-18 million. There was especially strong competition for Lichtenstein’s Sailboats, which achieved $11.8 million, eclipsing a price achieved for a comparable painting at the height of the market a sure sign of the health of today’s market.’’
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTOR
1928 – 2011
UNTITLED (NEW YORK CITY)
signed and dated 1970 on the reverse
oil based house paint and wax crayon on canvas
56 1/2 x 70 in. 143.5 x 177.8 cm.
STIMA 15,000,000-20,000,000 USD
PRICE REALIZED 17,442,500 $
FROM THE COLLECTION OF PHIL AND BEA GERSH
1923 – 1997
signed and dated ’64 on the reverse
oil and Magna on canvas
36 x 36 in. 91.5 x 91.5 cm.
Executed in 1964, this work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being
prepared by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.
STIMA 30,000,000-40,000,000 USD
PRICE REALIZED 44,882,500 $
Roy Lichtenstein, Sleeping Girl, $44,882,500
Cy Twombly, Untitled (New York City), $17,442,500
Glenn Ligon Black Like Me #1 $1,314,500
Mark Bradford, Grrr…, $886,500
Ai Wei Wei, Kui Hua Zi (Sunflower Seeds), $782,500
Isa Genzken Kinder Filmen I $386,500