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Contemporary art orgy, part 3

November 6, 2011

Here are the top six lots (by estimate) from Phillips‘ November 7 evening sale of Post-War and Contemporary art followed by five lots of interest:

Lot 20, CY TWOMBLY, Untitled, 2006, acrylic on canvas, 84 3/4 x 66 in, (215 x 167.8 cm). Signed “CT” upper left. ESTIMATE $8,000,000-12,000,000.  UPDATE: Hammer price: $8,000,000 – Total including Buyer’s Premium: $9,042,500.

Lot 8 ANDY WARHOL Nine Gold Marilyns (Reversal Series), 1980, silkscreen and acrylic on canvas, 54 1/8 x 41 3/4 in. (137.5 x 106 cm) Signed, titled and dated “9 Gold Marilyns, Andy Warhol, 1979/80, Reversal Series” along the overlap. ESTIMATE $7,000,000-10,000,000. UPDATE: Hammer price: $7,000,000 – Total including Buyer’s Premium: $7,922,500.

 Lot 18 RICHARD PRINCE, Runaway Nurse, 2006, inkjet and acrylic on canvas, 80 x 52 in. (203.2 x 132.1 cm). Signed, titled and dated “Richard Prince, 2006, Runaway Nurse #2” on the reverse. ESTIMATE $5,000,000-7,000,000.  UPDATE: Hammer price: $6,000,000 – Total including Buyer’s Premium: $6,802,500.

 Lot 25 ALEXANDER CALDER, Trepied, 1972, painted metal, 112 1/4 x 118 1/4 x 124 in. (285.1 x 300.4 x 315 cm). Initialed and dated “AC 72” on the metal element. ESTIMATE $5,000,000-7,000,000. UPDATE: Hammer price: $5,000,000 – Total including Buyer’s Premium: $5,682,500.

Lot 21 ANDY WARHOL, Self-Portrait, 1986, synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas, 22 x 22 in. (56 x 56 cm). Stamped with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and numbered “PO40.040” on the overlap and on the stretcher. ESTIMATE $4,000,000-6,000,000. UPDATE: Hammer price: $3,500,000 – Total including Buyer’s Premium: $4,002,500.

Lot 23 WILLEM DE KOONING, Untitled XVIII, 1984, oil on canvas, 88 x 77 in. (223.5 x 195.6 cm), Signed “de Kooning” on the stretcher. ESTIMATE $4,000,000-6,000,000.  UPDATE: Hammer price: $3,000,000 – Total including Buyer’s Premium: $3,442,500.

FIVE LOTS OF INTEREST

Lot 2 MARK GROTJAHN, Untitled (Crimson Red and Canary Yellow Butterfly 798), 2009 colored pencil on paper, 86 x 47 3/4 in (218.4 x 121.3 cm), Signed twice, titled, and dated “Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Crimson Red and Canary Yellow Butterfly 798), 2009” on the reverse. ESTIMATE $400,000-600,000.  UPDATE: Hammer price: $380,000 – Total including Buyer’s Premium: $458,500.

Lot 4 CHRISTOPHER WOOL, Untitled (P 177), 1993, enamel on aluminum, 78 x 60 in. (198.1 x 152.4 cm). Signed, numbered and dated “Wool, 1993, P 177” on the reverse. ESTIMATE $1,200,000-1,800,000.  UPDATE: Hammer price: $1,900,000  – Total including Buyer’s Premium: $2,210,500.

Lot 15 MAURIZIO CATTELAN, Frank and Jamie, 2002, wax, clothes and life size figures, Jamie: 71 x 24 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (180.3 x 62.2 x 45.1 cm) Frank: 74 1/2 x 24 3/4 x 20 1/2 in. (189.2 x 62.9 x 52.1 cm). This work is from an edition of three plus one artist’s proof and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. ESTIMATE $2,000,000-3,000,000. UPDATE: Hammer price: $2,000,000 – Total including Buyer’s Premium: $2,322,500.

 Lot 30 PHILIP GUSTON, Path III, 1960, oil on canvas, 64 x 76 in. (162.6 x 193 cm). Signed “Philip Guston” lower right. Also signed, titled and dated “Philip Guston, ‘Path III’, 1960” on the reverse. ESTIMATE $1,500,000-2,500,000. UPDATE: This lot failed to sell.

 

Lot 33 ANISH KAPOOR, Untitled, 2008, stainless steel, 90 1/2 x 90 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (230 x 230 x 45 cm). ESTIMATE $800,000-1,200,000. UPDATE: Hammer price: $1,100,000 – Total including Buyer’s Premium: $1,314,500.

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