Phiillips de Pury & Company's New York Contemporary Art part I Auction Totals $71,292,500 - Guggenheim Benefit Auction totals $2,682,000

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Phillips de Pury & Company’s Contemporary Art Part I totals: $71,292,500, selling 94 % by value and 85% by lot in a lively and packed auction room. The Contemporary Art Benefit auction for the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation totaled $2,682,000, selling 93% by value and 95% by lot

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“We were very happy to lend our support to the Guggenheim Museum. The Benefit Auction was the ideal prelude to what overall was a very successful evening.” Simon de Pury, Chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company.

Phillips de Pury & Company’s Contemporary Art Part I totals: $71,292,500, selling 94 % by value and 85% by lot in a lively and packed auction room. The Contemporary Art Benefit auction for the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation totaled $2,682,000, selling 93% by value and 95% by lot.    

“Tonight’s excellent results demonstrate the depth of the market. We saw consistent participation throughout and steady results in line with our expectations.” Michael McGinnis, Senior Director and Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art.

Top Ten Lots:
Cy Twombly, Untitled,$9,042,500
Andy Warhol, Nine Gold Marilyns (Reversal Series), $7,922,500
Richard Prince, Runaway Nurse, $6,802,500
Alexander Calder, Trepied, $5,682,500
Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, $4,002,500
Willem De Kooning, Untitled XVIII, $3,442,500
Andy Warhol, Knives, $3,442,500
Richard Serra, Palms, $2,322,500
Maurizio Cattelan, Frank and Jamie, $2,322,500
Christopher Wool, Untitled (P 177), $2,210,500    

Artist World Records:
Richard Serra, Palms, $2,322,500

The Contemporary Art Benefit auction for the Solomon R Guggenheim Top Ten Lots:
Maurizio Cattelan, Others, $580,000
Christopher Wool, Untitled, $330,000
George Condo, The Butler, $280,000
Nate Lowman, This Marilyn, $240,000
Richard Serra, Untitled, $230,000
Adam Mcewen, Untitled, $150,000
Subodh Gupta, Cascading Water, $150,000
Richard Phillips, Illumination (Esther), $140,000
Lee Bul, Sternbau No. 32, $110,000
Cai Guo-Qiang, Study for Landscape No. 5, $65,000    

The Contemporary Art Benefit auction for the Solomon R Guggenheim Artist World Records:
Rob Pruitt, Ladies and Gentleman....(Art Awards Penguins), $55,000
Adam Mcewen, Untitled, $150,000
Richard Serra, This Marilyn, $240,000
Hans-Peter Feldman, One Pound Strawberries, $18,000
Haegue Yang, Acoustics of Karma, $30,000

Contacts:
London
Giulia Costantini
Head of Communications and Marketing
gcostantini(at)phillipsdepury(dot)com
+ 44 20 7318 4010

Fiona McGovern
Communications and Marketing
fmcgovern(at)phillipsdepury(dot)com
+ 44 20 7318 4010

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