RESULTS: Post-War and Contemporary Art September Sales at Christie’s New York
Thirtyfive Works by Ed Ruscha | 27 September 2019
Auction Total: $7,516,500 / £6,101,055 / €6,881,990
100% Sold by Value / 100% Sold by Lot
Thirtyfive Works by Ed Ruscha – the first grouping offered from the Clarke Collection, a trove of convention-defying works amassed by the renowned architect Fred Clarke and his wife Laura Weir Clarke – totaled $7,516,500 selling 100% by both lot and value. The top lot of the sale was Ed Ruscha’s Wavy Robot, which doubled its estimate when it sold for $1,203,000.
Full results can be viewed here
Further property from the Clarke Collection will be offered at Christie’s New York this fall.
Post-War to Present | 27 September 2019
Auction Total: $23,244,875 / £18,867,593 / €21,282,645
85% Sold by Value / 76% Sold by Lot
Post-War to Present realized $23,244,875, selling 85% by value and 76% by lot. The top lot of the sale was Joan Mitchell’s Violet Cypress, 1964, which realized $1,574,000. A strong result was also achieved by Yoshitomo Nara, Fuck!, 1999, which exceeded its estimate upon achieving $879,000.
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