Phillips Achieves Highest Total in Company History for 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, At $162.4 Million

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Phillips Achieves Highest Total in Company History for 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, At $162.4 MillionDay Sale Realizes $27.8 Million, Setting Records for Christina Quarles, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Gina Beavers, Sanford Biggers, and Jose Dávila$1.7 Million Raised to Benefit the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, with Strong Demand for Works by Georg Baselitz, Tracey Emin, and Kenny Scharf

 

New York, 8 December 2020

Day Sale Total:  $27,809,462 / £20,787,573 / €22,967,835

 

Combined Total for Evening and Day Sales: $162,392,862 / £121,388,664 / €134,120,265

 

Day Sale Lots Sold: 254 | Lots Offered: 318

Day Sale Sold by Lot: 80% | Sold by Value: 90%

 

  

 

John McCord and Rebekah Bowling, Co-Heads of Phillips’ Day Sale, New York stated: "We are thrilled to end 2020 on such a high note. Combined with the stellar results from our Evening Sale, Phillips has achieved the highest ever total for a 20th Century & Contemporary Sale Series in our company's 224-year history.  The depth of bidding and engagement has been exceptional in this unprecedented year.  We are particularly pleased with the results from our partnership with the Hall Art Foundation to benefit the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, which achieved a robust $1.7 million from works donated by 19 contemporary artists. These funds will support scholarships specifically for low-income Black students who wish to pursue a career in the visual and performing arts in Palm Beach. We extend our deepest thanks to the artists who have contributed and the bidders who have participated in this very worthwhile cause." 

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Top Ten Lots

108 | Matthew Wong, A Dream, 2018 | Estimate $150,000 - 200,000 | Price Achieved $864,900/£646,513/€714,321

402 | Christina Quarles, Tuckt, 2016 | Estimate $70,000 - 100,000 | Price Achieved $655,200/£489,762/€541,130

140 | Willem de Kooning, Untitled, 1964 | Estimate $500,000 - 700,000 | Price Achieved $630,000/£470,925/€520,317

308 | Georg Baselitz, Gestern und heute, 2020 | Estimate $600,000 - 700,000 | Price Achieved $604,800/£452,088/€499,504

480 | Antony Gormley, Bond II, 2010 | Estimate $250,000 - 350,000 | Price Achieved $604,800/£452,088/€499,504

137 | Jean Dubuffet, Site aux trois arbres, 1975 | Estimate $400,000 - 600,000 | Price Achieved $541,800/£404,996/€447,473

178 | Fernando Botero, Venus, 2005 | Estimate $350,000 - 450,000 | Price Achieved $529,200/£395,577/€437,066

107 | Beauford Delaney, Street Scene, 1968 | Estimate $120,000 - 180,000 | Price Achieved $478,800/£357,903/€395,441

177 | Ralph Goings, Hot Fudge Sundae, 1972 | Estimate $200,000 - 300,000 | Price Achieved $403,200/£301,392/€333,003

475 | Damien Hirst, Beautiful high speed, head into the steering wheel impact painting, 1996 | Estimate $300,000 - 500,000 | Price Achieved $403,200/£301,392/€333,003

 

New Auction Records

147 | Betty Parsons, Untitled, 1962 | Estimate $20,000 - 30,000 | Price Achieved $138,600/£103,604/€114,470

 *previous record price: $23,825 set in 2019

214 | Harvey Quaytman, Walnut, Slate and Clay, 1997 | Estimate $25,000 - 35,000 | Price Achieved $47,880/£35,790/€39,544

*previous record price: $30,000 set in 2019

401 | Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Eve on Psilocybin, 2018 | Estimate $30,000 - 40,000 | Price Achieved $252,000/£188,370/€208,127

*previous record price: $48,994 set in 2020

402 | Christina Quarles, Tuckt, 2016 | Estimate $70,000 - 100,000 | Price Achieved $655,200/£489,762/€541,130

*previous record price: $400,000 set in 2020

405 | Robin F. Williams, The Getaway (Study), 2016 | Estimate $25,000 - 35,000 | Price Achieved $88,200/£65,930/€72,844

*previous record price: $3,412 set in 2008

408 | Gina Beavers, Lips with Painter's Lips, 2019 | Estimate $15,000 - 20,000 | Price Achieved $27,720/£20,721/€22,894

*previous record price: $21,250 set in 2020

419 | Torey Thornton, Park on Log on Lawn Mower, Smash, 2013 | Estimate $40,000 - 60,000 | Price Achieved $107,100/£80,057/€88,454

*previous record price: $48,727 set in 2017

424 | Jammie Homes, Segregation, 2019 | Estimate $6,000 - 8,000 | Price Achieved $94,500/£70,639/€78,048

*previous record price: $47,500 set in 2020

431 | Melike Kara, never enough, 2018 | Estimate $30,000 - 40,000 | Price Achieved $32,760/£24,488/€27,056

*previous record price: $32,500 set in 2020

432 | Susumu Kamijo, Candy, 2018 | Estimate $8,000 - 12,000 | Price Achieved $32,760/£24,488/€27,056

*previous record price: $27,758set in 2020

433 | Sanford Biggers, Quilt #19 (Rockstar), 2013 | Estimate $30,000 - 40,000 | Price Achieved $47,880/£35,790/€39,544

*previous record price: $40,000 set in 2019

437 | Jeff Sonhouse, Study for Exhibit A - Cardinal Francis Arinze, 2005 | Estimate $15,000 - 20,000 

Price Achieved $170,100/£127,150/€140,486

*previous record price: $162,500 set in 2019

486 | Jose Dávila, Untitled, 2007 | Estimate $22,000 - 28,000 | Price Achieved $47,880/£35,790/€39,544

*previous record price: $37,500 set in 2013

500 | Lutz Bacher, JOKES, Barry Goldwater (It's a Great Country), 1987 | Estimate $8,000 - 12,000 | 

Price Achieved $35,280/£26,372/€29,138

*previous record price: $10,000 set in 2019

 

 

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Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewelry, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world.  In addition to providing selling and buying opportunities through auction, Phillips brokers private sales and offers assistance with appraisals, valuations, and other financial services.

Visit www.phillips.com for further information.

 

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Prices Achieved include the buyer's premium and are reported net of applicable fees. 

 Phillips is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

 

 

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