DAVID COHEN, Editor           
        

 

THE RISE CONTINUES / Statistics, Compiled by BRIAN APPEL

FALL 2005 CONTEMPORARY ART SALES IN NEW YORK
Total $396,037,040   (Last Spring $300,004,200)

CHRISTIE’S   $212,091,200   (Last Spring $170,955,400)
Nov. 8 / POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART – Evening Sale – #1573  $157,441,600 (37 lots over $1 million)

Nov. 9 / POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART – Morning Sale -- #1574  $37,647,600 (3 lots over $1 million)

Nov. 9 / POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY ART – Afternoon Sale -- #1575  $17,002,000 (0 lots over $1 million)

SOTHEBY’S   $141,597,000   (Last Spring $94,024,400)
Nov. 9 / CONTEMPORARY ART – Evening Sale – N08129  $114,494,400  (27 lots over $1 million)

Nov. 10 / CONTEMPORARY ART – Morning Sale – N08130  $19,215,600  (0 lots over $1 million)

Nov. 10 / CONTEMPORARY ART – Afternoon Sale – N08130  $7,887,000  (0 lots over $1 million)

PHILLIPS de PURY & COMPANY   $42,348,840   (Last Spring $35,207,360)
Nov. 7+8 / COLLECTION OF PRINCESS GLORIA VON THURN UND TAXIS – NY010707  $8,403,760  (0 lots over $1 million)

Nov. 10 / CONTEMPORARY ART – PART 1 -- Evening Sale – NY010505 --  $22,882,800  (3 lots over $1 million)

Nov. 11 / CONTEMPORARY ART – PART 2 -- Morning + Afternoon Sale – NY010605 -- $11,062,289  (0 lots over $1 million)

TOP 25 / FALL 2005
(Includes buyer’s premium of 20% on the first $200,000 / 12% on the balance)


1) David Smith
“CUBI XXV111”,1965
stainless steel
108 x 110 x 45 inches
Estimate: $8,000,000 – 12,000,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary [N08129] (Lot #23), Wed., Nov. 9th, ’05 / $23,816,000.
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A CONTEMPORARY WORK OF ART
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST


2) Mark Rothko
“HOMAGE TO MATISSE”, 1954
oil on canvas
105 5/8 x 51 inches
Estimate on request
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War/Contemporary [#1573] (Lot #34), Tues., Nov. 8th, ’05 / $22,416,000.
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST


3) Roy Lichtenstein
“IN THE CAR”, 1963
oil, magna and graphite on canvas
30 x 40 1/8 inches
Estimate on request
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War/Contemporary [#1573] (Lot #30), Tues., Nov. 8th, ’05 / $16,256,000.
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST


4) Willem de Kooning
“UNTITLED”, 1977
oil on canvas
88 x 76 ¼ inches
Estimate: $4,000,000 – 6,000,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War/Contemporary [#1573] (Lot #15), Tues., Nov. 8th, ’05 / $10,656,000.


5) Francis Bacon
“STUDY FOR A POPE I”, 1961
oil on canvas
59 7/8 x 46 7/8 inches
Estimate: $7,000,000 – 9,000,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War/Contemporary [#1573] (Lot #42), Tues., Nov. 8th, ’05 / $10,096,000.
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST


6) Andy Warhol
“JACKIE FRIEZE”, 1964
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas in thirteen parts
each: 20 x 16 inches / overall: 20 x 208 inches
Estimate: $8,000,000 – 10,000,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary [N08129] (Lot #31), Wed., Nov. 9th, ’05 / $9,200,000.


7) Cy Twombly
“UNTITLED (NEW YORK CITY)”, 1968
oil based house paint and wax crayon on canvas
68 x 85 inches
Estimate: $8,000,000 – 10,000,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary [N08129] (Lot #29), Wed., Nov. 9th, ’05 / $8,696,000.
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST


8) Cy Twombly
“UNTITLED (ROME)”, 1961
oil paint, wax crayon and graphite on canvas
51 ¼ x 59 ¼ inches
Estimate: $6,000,000 – 8,000,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary [N08129] (Lot #21), Wed., Nov. 9th, ’05 / $7,968,000.


9) Andy Warhol
“FLOWERS”, 1964
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
82 x 82 inches
Estimate: $4,000,000 – 6,000,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary [N08129] (Lot #20), Wed., Nov. 9th, ’05 / $6,736,000.


10) Lucian Freud
“NAKED GIRL PERCHED IN A CHAIR”, 1994
oil on canvas
47 ¼ x 29 ¾ inches
Estimate: $4,000,000 – 6,000,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War/Contemporary [#1573] (Lot #43), Nov. 8th, ’05 / $5,728,000.


11) Mark Rothko
“BLUE OVER RED”, 1953
oil on canvas
64 ½ x 35 ¼ inches
Estimate: $4,500,000 – 5,500,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War/Contemporary [#1573] (Lot #48), Nov. 8th, ’05 / $5,616,000.


12) Philip Guston
“ZONE”, 1953-54
oil on canvas
46 x 48 inches
Estimate: $4,000,000 – 6,000,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War/Contemporary [#1573] ( Lot #35), Nov. 8th, ’05 / $5,504,000.


13) Franz Kline
“PAINTING IN BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOR (WASHINGTON WALL)”, 1959
oil on canvas
43 1/8 x 175 inches
Estimate: $2,500,000 – 4,000,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War/Contemporary [#1573] (Lot #38), Nov. 8th, ’05 / $5,448,000.


2 –WAY TIE
14) Francis Bacon
“THREE STUDIES FOR SELF-PORTRAIT”, 1976
oil on canvas in three parts
each: 14 x 12 inches
Estimate: $4,000,000 – 6,000,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary [N08129] (Lot #16), Nov. 9th, ’05 / $5,168,000.

Jean-Michel Basquiat
“EL GRAN EXPECTACULO (THE HISTORY OF THE BLACK PEOPLE)”, 1983
acrylic and oilstick on canvas mounted on wood supports in three parts
68 x 141 inches
Estimate: $4,500,000 – 6,500,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary [N08129] (Lot #38), Nov. 9th, ’05 / $5,168,000.


15) David Smith
“JURASSIC BIRD”, 1945
welded steel with orange brown patina
25 ½ x 35 ¼ x 7 ½ inches
Estimate: $2,000,000 – 3,000,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War/Contemporary [#1573] (Lot #36), Nov. 8th, ’05 / $4,944,000.


16) Jeff Koons
“SELF-PORTRAIT”, 1991
white marble in two parts
this work is number two from an edition of three with one artist’s proof
37 ½ x 20 ½ x 14 ½ inch
Estimate: $2,000,000 – 3,000,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War/Contemporary [1573] (Lot #8), Nov. 8th, ’05 / $3,936,000.


17) Willem de Kooning
“UNTITLED”, 1975
oil on canvas
60 ¼ x 54 inches
Estimate: $2,500,000 – 3,500,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War/Contemporary [#1573] (Lot #23), Nov. 8th, ’05 / $3,600,000.


18) Kranz Kline
“HARLEY RED”, 1959-60
oil on canvas
82 x 67 inches
Estimate: $2,500,000 – 3,500,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary [N08129] (Lot #25), Nov. 9th, ’05 / $3,448,000.


19) Jeff Koons
“LIFEBOAT”, 1985
bronze
this work is number one from an edition of three with one artist’s proof
12 x 80 x 60 inches
Estimate: $3,000,000 – 4,000,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary [N08129] (Lot #40), Nov. 9th, ’05 / $3,376,000.


20) Andy Warhol
“SELF-PORTRAIT”, 1986
synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen inks on canvas
79 x 79 inches
Estimate: $2,500,000 – 3,500,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War/Contemporary [#1573] (Lot #33), Nov. 8th, ’05 / $3,264,000.


21) Philip Guston
“THE MIRROR”, 1957
oil on canvas
68 x 60 ½ inches
Estimate: $3,000,000 – 5,000,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War/Contemporary [#1573] (Lot #39), Nov. 8th, ’05 / $3,152,000.


22) Louise Bourgeois
“SPIDER”, 1997-98
bronze
this work is number one from an edition of six with one artist’s proof
94 x 96 x 84 inches
Estimate: $1,500,000 – 2,000,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary [N08129] (Lot #28), Nov. 9th, ’05 / $3,040,000.
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST


23) Mark Rothko
“UNTITLED”, 1960
oil on paper mounted on canvas
26 x 19 ½ inches
Estimate: $1,000,000 – 1,500,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War/Contemporary [#1573] (Lot #24), Tues., Nov. 8th, ’05 / $2,536,000.
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A WORK ON PAPER BY THE ARTIST


4 – WAY TIE
24) Jean-Michel Basquiat
“UNTITLED”, 1982
acrylic and oilstick on canvas
68 7/8 x 80 11/16 inches
Estimate: $1,000,000 – 1,500,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War/Contemporary [#1573] (Lot #9), Tues., Nov. 8th, ’05 / $2,480,000.

Donald Judd
“UNTITLED”, 1989
galvanized steel and blue Plexiglass in ten parts (unique)
each: 9 x 40 x 31 inches / overall: 180 x 40 x 31 inches
Estimate: $2,500,000 – 3,500,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary [N08129] (Lot #33), Wed., Nov. 9th, ’05 / $2,480,000.

Joan Mitchell
“UNTITLED”, 1957
oil on canvas
84 ¼ x 79 inches
Estimate: $1,500,000 – 2,000,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary [N08129] (Lot #27), Wed., Nov. 9th, ’05 / $2,480,000.

Andy Warhol
“NINE BLUE MARILYNS (REVERSAL SERIES)”, 1979
acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
54 x 41 ¾ inches
Estimate: $2,000,000 – 3,000,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary [N08129] (Lot #41), Wed., Nov 9th, ’05 / $2,480,000.


25) Alexander Calder
“BRASS IN THE CITY”, 1947
brass hanging mobile
56 x 101 x 108 inches
Estimate: $800,000 – 1,200,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary [N08129] (Lot #26), Wed., Nov. 9th, ’05 / $2,424,000.















 

Send comments for publication on this article to the editor