“sale results”

Over €2 million for the Pierre-Yves Le Diberder collection

The sale of the Pierre-Yves Le Diberder collection, held on Friday 14 October at Druot by auction house Pierre Bergé & Associés, in association with Christie’s, raised €2,084,786. The sale reflected the collection’s eclecticism: for example, on the one hand, a painting by Ferdinand Joseph Guerldry from 1881, Une Régate à Joinville, le départ, yielding €114,240, and on the other hand, Man Ray, an acrylic and ink serigraphy on canvas by Andy Warhol raising...

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Assessment of Drawing Now 2013

Paris, 18 April 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). From 11 to 14 April 2013, the 7th edition of the Salon du Dessin Contemporain Drawing Now was held at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. The 85 galleries from 13 countries exhibited the works of 430 artists. Among the two thematic platforms, the Emergence platform received 50% of foreign galleries, and the Reference platform was occupied by 45% of new galleries. 19,000 visitors entered the doors of the venue, among whom were a great number of Swiss and German professionals attracted by the highlight of Swiss creation. The organisers announced a great level of sales, with 50% of galleries claiming that the event was a great commercial success. Among these sales, for Christian Berst, several PLNYs were thus sold for €14,500; the A.L.F.A. gallery sold a triptych by Davor Vrankic for €80,000; Gourvennec Ogor sold an artwork by Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil for €3,800; the Eric Mircher gallery sold a work by Xue Sun for €4,000; the Gowen Contemporary gallery ceded a monumental work by Yifat Bezalel for €15,500; and Eva Hober also ceded a Jérôme Zonder for €12,000. François Dournes from the Galerie Lelong explained that “the event has gained maturity, and you can feel it through its organisation, its partnerships, the programmes of the fair, but especially through the attitude of the collectors that came to the fair. We also noticed a more international presence than in the previous years, ‘fairgoers’ who are used to big European fairs specially marked Drawing Now Paris and the Salon du Dessin de la Bourse in their agendas. Commercially speaking, we experienced the best Drawing Now Paris since we became involved in the...

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Results of the Michel Gourdon sale at Cornette de Saint-Cyr’s

Paris, 26 February 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). The sale dedicated to Michel Gourdon, which was organised in Paris on Saturday 23 February 2013 by auction house Cornette de Saint-Cyr, got a return of €250,000. 100% of the 280 lots were sold. A publicity illustration made of black and white gouache, which represents a beach in Nice and was created in the 1970s, got the highest bid, €2,960 for an estimated €300 to €500. Among the other sales: The portrait of a woman, Drôle de meurtre, a colourful illustration for the Fleuve Noir publishing house (1971), was sold for €2,059. A black and white gouache, Crêpage de chignons, was ceded for €1,673. Gaunce joue l’atout (Fleuve Noir, 1967) for €1,278. An ensemble of 2 front covers, Que le cric me croque and Coup de typhus (Fleuve Noir, 1959 and 1960), for €1,278. An ensemble of 8 front covers of novels published by Fleuve Noir in 1959/1960 was sold for €1,673. Drawings created by “Paris Flirt” dated to the beginning of the 1960s, including Une femme dans la peau, was ceded for €1,866 and 7 rue Gît le cœur, a black and white illustration in wash tint, was sold for €1,415. A sanguine drawing, based on a technique Michel Gourdon used towards the end of his life, Une pin’up assise en tailleur, cheveux au vent, was sold for...

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Following the February Post-War and Contemporary art sales at Christie’s

London, 15 February 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). On 13 and 14 February, the postwar and contemporary art sales at Christie’s combined a total turnover of over £96m (nearly €111.6m). In two days, ten artists have set new records, 19 works were sold for over £96m and 27 for over $1m. The highest price of the week was hit by a piece by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Museum Security (Broadway meltdown), sold in the evening session for £9,337,250 (or €10,821,873). The highest price of the 14 February session was achieved by Robert Indiana’s Love, sold for £565,250 (or €653,429) initially estimated between £450,000 and £500,000. Evening auction: Lot 9: Peter Doig, £7,657,250 (€8,874,753); Lot 14: Michelangelo Pistoletto, £1,273,250 (€1,475,697); Lot 33: Allen Jones, £2,169,250 (€2,514,161), a world record for a series by this artist; Lot 46: Pierre Soulages, £3,289,250 (€3,812,241); Lot 70: Wade Guyton, £735,650 (€852,618). Day auction: Lot 109, Carroll Dunham, £ 277,250 (€320,501); Lot 121, Kelley Walker & Wade Guyton, £109,250 (€126,293), world record for a collective work by these artists; Lot 122, Ryan Trecartin & Lizzie Fitch,  £21,250 (€24,565), world record for a collective work by these artists; Lot 231, Nate Lowman, £ 163,250 (€188,717); Lot 235, Adam McEwen,...

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Post-War & Contemporary Art sale results, Christie’s

London, 14 February 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). The Post-War & Contemporary Art sale organised by Christie’s in London on 13 February raised a total turnover of £81,6m. 19 lots were sold more than £1 million, 27 over $1 million. The highest amount was achieved for a work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Museum Security (Broadway Meltdown) (1983), £9,337,250, estimated between £7m and £9m. Among the other lots we might recall: Abstraktes Bild (2004) by Gerhard Richter sold for £ 8.4m; The Architect’s Home in the Ravine (1991) by Peter Doig, sold for £ 7.66m, which set a new record for the artist; Man in Blue VI (1954) by Francis Bacon sold for £ 4.96m to British collector Ivor Braka; Great Pyramid at Giza with Broken Head from Thebes by David Hockney for £ 3.5m; Table, Chair, Hatstand by Allen Jones for £ 2.16m, estimated between £1.5m and £2m. This sale is a new record for a work by the artist. Away from the Flock (Divided) by Damien Hirst for £ 1.94m; Autoritratto del 62 (Self-Portrait of 62) by Michelangelo Pistoletto, £1.27m, which doubled the previous record for the artist, established in October 2012 at Christie’s; Painting 202 x 156 cm, 27 March 1961 by Pierre Soulages for £3.29m; Untitled (copper Knots #5), by Sherrie Levine, 1989, sold to the Simon Lee Gallery for £193,250; Untitled, 2009, Wade Guyton, sold to art dealer Daniella Luxembourg for £337,250; Untitled (SB Hood #1), 1989, Richard Prince, sold to art dealer Per Skarstedt...

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