DAVID COHEN, Editor           
       July 2006  

 

Statistics to accompany Brian Appel's Spring 2006 Report of Post-War & Contemporary New York Auctions


CHRISTIE’S ……………………………….. $205,784,440 (FALL ’05 / $212,091,200) (SPRING ’05 / $170,955,400)

SOTHEBY’S ……………………………….. $185,100,200 (FALL ’05 / $141,597,000) (SPRING ’05 / $ 94,024,400)

PHILLIPS de PURY & COMPANY ….. $ 41,195,920 (FALL ’05 / $ 42,348,840) (SPRING ’05 / $ 35,207,360)

Total from three houses: $432,080,560



Breakdown of Spring ’06 Post-War & Contemporary Art
By Decade It was Executed [Evening Sales Only]

  Christie’s Sotheby’s Phillips
2000s 8 2 25
1990s 16 10 28
1980s 22 13 12
1970s 9 12 5
1960s 25 21 5
1950s 8 5 0
1940s 7 3 1
1930s 0 1 0



93 lots 67 lots 76 lots


Top 25 / SPRING ’06 (Price realized includes a buyer’s premium of 20% on the first $200,000 plus 12% of any amount in excess of $200,000 on top of the final hammer price).


2-Way Tie
1) Willem De Kooning
UNTITLED XV1, 1975
Oil on canvas, 70 by 80 inches
Est.: $6,500,000-$8,500,000
Price Realized: $15,696,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary Art, N08201, 10 May ’06, Lot #48


1) Roy Lichtenstein
SMOKING SUN, 1964
Oil and magna on canvas, 68 by 80 inches
Est.: On request
Price Realized: $15,696,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary Art, N08201, 10 May ’06, Lot #21


2) Andy Warhol
SMALL TORN CAMPBELL’S SOUP CAN (PEPPER POT), 1962
Casein, gold paint, and graphite on linen, 20 by 16 inches
Est.: $10,000,000-$15,000,000
Price Realized: $11,776,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #34
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A PAINTING FROM THE CAMPBELL SOUP CAN SERIES


3) Willem De Kooning
UNTITLED, 1961
Oil on canvas, 80 by 70 inches
Est.: $8,000,000-$12,000,000
Price Realized: $10,096,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #54


4) Robert Ryan
UNTITLED, 1962
Oil and charcoal on sized stretched canvas, 69 ½ by 68 ¾ by 1 ¾ inches
Est.: $4,000,000-$6,000,000
Price Realized: $9,648,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary Art, N08201, 10 May, ’06, Lot #31
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A PAINTING BY THE ARTIST


5) Willem De Kooning
TWO WOMEN (STUDY FOR CLAMDIGGER), 1961-1962
Oil on paper laid down on masonite, 23 by 28 ½ inches
Est.: $3,500,000-$4,500,000
Price Realized: $5,728,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #50


6) Alexander Calder
FLYING DRAGON, 1975
Sheet metal, bolts and paint
Est.: $6,000,000-$8,000,000
Price Realized: $5,616,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary Art, N08201, 10 May ’06, Lot #15


7) Jeff Koons
NEW HOOVER CONVERTABLES, GREEN, RED, BROWN, NEW HOOVER DELUXE SHAMPOO POLISHERS YELLOW, BROWN DOUBLEDECKER, 1981-1987
Three vacuum cleaners, two shampoo polishers, Plexiglass, and fluorescent lights, 83 by 54 by 28 inches
Est.: $2,500,000-$3,500,000
Price Realized: $5,280,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary Art, N08201, 10 May ’06, Lot #10


2-Way Tie
8) Jean Dubuffet
TRINITE-CHAMPS-ELYSEES, 1961
Oil on canvas, 45 ¾ by 35 inches
Est.: $3,000,000-$4,000,000
Price Realized: $5,168,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary Art, N08201, 10 May ’06, Lot #14


8) Andy Warhol
S & H GREEN STAMPS (64 S & H GREEN STAMPS), 1962
Acrylic and pencil on linen, 20 by 16 inches
Est.: $1,000,000-$1,500,000
Price Realized: $5,168,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #37


9) Yves Klein
RE 46 (S111), 1960
Sponges, pebbles and dry pigment in synthetic resin on board, 57 by 45 ¼ inches
Est.: $4,500,000-$6,500,000
Price Realized: $4,720,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot#45


10) Jeff Koons
AQUALUNG, 1985
Bronze, 27 by 17 ½ by 17 ½ inches
This work is number two from an edition of three with one artist’s proof
Est.: $2,500,000-$3,500,000
Price Realized: $4,608,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #33


11) Mark Rothko
WHITE, ORANGE AND YELLOW, 1953
Tempera on paper mounted on board, 39 5/8 by 26 ½ inches
Est.: $2,000,000-$3,000,000
Price Realized: $4,160,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary Art, N08201, 10 May, ’06, Lot #30


12) Yves Klein
ANT 127, 1960
Pigment on paper laid on canvas, 88 ½ by 57 ¼ inches
Est.: $3,500,000-$4,500,000
Price Realized: $4,048,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #40


13) Andy Warhol
FLOWERS, 1964
Silkscreen inks on canvas with synthetic polymer paint, in sixteen parts
16 canvases, each 8 ¼ by 8 ¼ inches
Est.: $1,800,000-$2,200,000
Price Realized: $3,936,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #61


14) David Hockney
A NEAT LAWN, 1967
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 96 by 96 inches
Est., $3,500,000-$4,500,000
Price Realized: $3,600,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #42
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST


2-Way Tie
15) Damien Hirst
AWAY FROM THE FLOCK, DIVIDED, 1995
Steel, glass, silicone sealants, 5% formaldehyde solution and lamb
Two tanks: each tank 46 ½ by 73 ¼ by 20 ¼ inches
Est.: $3,000,000-$3,500,000
Price Realized: $3,376,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #62
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST


15) Roy Lichtenstein
PURIST PAINTING WITH PITCHER, GLASS, CLASSICAL COLUMN, 1975
Oil and magna on canvas, 60 by 40 inches
Est.: $3,500,000-$4,500,000
Price Realized: $3,376,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary Art, N08201, 10 May ’06, Lot #37


16) Andy Warhol
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, 1975
Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 118 1/8 by 78 ¾ inches
Est.: $700,000-$900,000
Price Realized: $3,264,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary Art, N08201, 10 May ’06, Lot #57


17) Andy Warhol
BRIDGET BARDOT, 1974
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen inks on canvas, 47 ¼ by 47 ¼ inches
Est.: $1,000,000-$1,500,000
Price Realized: $3,040,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #41


18) Brice Marden
ELEMENTS V, 1984
Oil on linen, 47 ½ by 36 inches
Est.: $1,500,000-$2,000,000
Price Realized: $2,984,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #71


2-Way Tie
19) Jean-Michel Basquiat
M, 1984
Oil and acrylic on wood, 95 ½ by 73 ¼ inches
Est.: $2,500,000-$3,500,000
Price Realized: $2,928,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #63


19) Mark Rothko
UNTITLED, 1968
Oil on paper mounted on board, 33 ½ by 25 ½ inches
Est.: $1,200,000-$1,800,000
Price Realized: $2,928,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary Art, N08201, 10 May ’06, Lot #51


20) Willem De Kooning
GARDEN IN DELFT, 1987
Oil on canvas, 80 by 70 inches
Est.: $2,500,000-$3,500,000
Price Realized: $2,816,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary Art, N08201, 10 May ’06, Lot #54


6-Way Tie
21) Lucio Fontana
COUPURE, 1961
Oil on canvas, 45 ½ by 35 inches
Est.: $1,200,000-$1,800,000
Price Realized: $2,704,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #44
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST


21) Donald Judd
UNTITLED (93-1 BALLANTINE), 1993
Douglas Fir plywood with gray, yellow, brown, blue, orange and green transparent Plexiglas
Six units, each 19 11/16 by 39 3/8 by 19 11/16 inches
Est.: $2,000,000-$3,000,000
Price Realized: $2,704,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #6


21) Donald Judd
UNTITLED (90-14 BERNSTEIN), 1990
Anodized aluminum orange and light grey Plexiglas units
Ten units, each 6 by 27 by 24 inches
Est.: $1,500,000-$2,000,000
Price Realized: $2,704,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #17


21) Donald Judd
UNTITLED (92-7 HERNANDEZ), 1992
Cor-ten steel units with black Plexiglas units
Six units, each 19 11/16 by 39 3/8 by 19 11/16 inches
Est.: $1,000,000-$1,500,000
Price Realized: $2,704,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #22


21) Jeff Koons
BUSTER KEATON, 1986
Polychrome wood, 65 ¾ by 50 by 26 ½ inches
This work is from an edition of three with one artist’s proof
Est.: $1,200,000-$1,800,000
Price Realized: $2,704,000
PHILLIPS de PURY & COMPANY, Contemporary Art, #NY010206, 11 May ’06, Lot #30


21) Clyfford Still
1955-K, 1955
Oil on canvas, 113 by 104 inches
Est.: $2,500,000-$3,500,000
Price Realized: $2,704,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #57


22) Jean Dubuffet
LE TISSU SOCIAL, 1977
Acrylic and paper collage mounted on canvas in two parts
Overall: 59 by 204 ½ inches
This diptych consists of 92 pieces of collage, 45 on the left panel and 47 on the right
Est.: $1,200,000-$1,800,000
Price Realized: $2,480,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary Art, N08201, 10 May ’06, Lot #35


23) Andy Warhol
GUN, 1981
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 69 3/10 by 89 inches
Est.: $600,000-$800,000
Price Realized: $2,368,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #6


2-Way Tie
24) Andreas Gursky
99 CENT (STORE), 1999
Chromogenic color print, 81 ½ by 132 inches
This work is number six from an edition of six
Est.: $1,000,000-$1,500,000
Price Realized: $2,256,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary Art, N08201, 10 May ’06, Lot #8
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR A CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPH


24) Eva Hesse
AN EAR IN A POND, 1965
Tempura paint, enamel paint, paper-mache, cotton cord and varnish on Masonite
41 5/8 by 17 ¾ by 7 ¾ inches
Est.: $1,000,000-$1,500,000
Price Realized: $2,256,000
CHRISTIE’S, Post-War & Contemporary Art, #1658, 9 May ’06, Lot #46
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST


2-Way Tie
25) Joan Mitchell
GENTIAN VIOLET, 1961
Oil on canvas, 88 by 80 inches
Est.: $1,500,000-$2,000,000
Price Realized: $2,144,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary Art, N08201, 10 May ’06, Lot #29


25) Jackson Pollock
THE WHITE ANGEL, 1946
Oil, enamel and sand on canvas, 43 ½ by 29 5/8 inches
Est.: $2,500,000-$3,500,000
Price Realized: $2,144,000
SOTHEBY’S, Contemporary Art, N08201, 10 May ’06, Lot #26


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