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    POST WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART BRINGS IN £96.3 MILLION AT CHRISTIE’S

    Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

    Peter Doig’s Cobourg 3 + 1 More

    The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction at Christie’s in London totalled £96,384,000. The top price of the evening was for Peter Doig’s Cobourg 3 + 1 More, which saw determined bidding in the saleroom and on the phone and sold for £12,709,000. Mark Rothko’s No. 1 (1949) made £10,693,000. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Self Portrait, from the collection of U2’s Adam Clayton made £2,225,000. The appeal of contemporary European masters was demonstrated by Jean Dubuffet’s painting Être et poraître (To Be and to Seem) which made £10,021,000.

    Edmond Francey, Head of Department, Post-War and Contemporary Art, London said: “The exceptional sell-through rates of 95% by lot and 98% by value demonstrate that Christie’s is able to anticipate and meet the demands of the market today. The prices achieved for American artists demonstrate that they are a significant force and London is an international platform, with top prices achieved for Carl Andre, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alexander Calder, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol. Jean Dubuffet was another major highlight selling above estimate. The evening opened with record prices at auction for Wolfgang Tillmans, currently the subject of a celebrated retrospective at Tate Modern, quickly followed by records for Cecily Brown, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Henry Taylor, Albert Oehlen, Carol Rama and Günther Uecker.”

    The total to date for 20th Century at Christie’s series of sales is £258,313,636.
    (See post on antiquesandartireland.com for February 10, 2017).

    AN EARLY DOIG MASTERWORK AT CHRISTIE’S

    Monday, February 6th, 2017

    Peter Doig – Cobourg 3 + 1 More (1994).

    Peter Doig’s Cobourg 3 + 1 More (1994) comes up at Christie’s post war and contemporary art evening auction on March 7 in London. A visionary apparition rendered on a majestic scale, Cobourg 3 + 1 More conjures a distant, half-remembered reality beneath a shimmering membrane of scattered pigment. It is among the  icons of Doig’s early oeuvre. Acquired in 1994 by German insurance company Provinzial Rheinland Cobourg 3 + 1 More comes to auction for the first time in its history. Estimated at £8-12 million it will be at Christie’s New York from February 24 to 26 February and at King Street in London from March 3. Provinzial Rheinland will use the proceeds of the sale to uphold a long-standing tradition of engagement with the arts and culture in the Rhine region and to continue to acquire works of young contemporary artists.

    Francis Outred, Chairman and Head of Post War and Contemporary Art, EMERI said:  “Back in 1994 when the tendency was for cool conceptual art, Provinzial Rheinland displayed a brave collecting vision by recognising that Peter Doig was developing a new approach to painting which gave new life and energy to the medium. Standing in front of this work one is taken to a different world and through the whiteout gradually we see a memory of his childhood home landscape and begin to pick out the silhouettes of Doig himself and his brother. Up close the thick texture of snow and staccato brushmarks create a tapestry of paint, the like of which nobody had seen before.”

    PETER DOIG LEADS CHRISTIE’S POST WAR AND CONTEMPORARY SALE

    Thursday, February 11th, 2016

    Peter Doig’s The Architect’s Home in the Ravine, painted in 1991, was the top lot at Christie’s Post War and Contemporary auction in London tonight.  It made £11,282,500 in a sale which brought in £58,099,000.  Registered bidders from 42 countries across four continents took part in an auction where 51% of works sold above estimate and 38% were within estimate.

    Works that were hotly contested included David Hockney’s Beach Umbrella (1971), which made £3,106,500. Three works by Alexander Calder from the Arthur and Anita Kahn Collection realised a total of £3,439,500 led by Crag with Yellow Boomerang and Red Eggplant (1974), which sold for £1,874,500. Zeitpunkt: Das Massaker von Muenchen (Point of time: The Massacre of Munich) by Joseph Beuys sold for £854,500 and Untitled (1973) by Robert Mangold, made £746,500. Each set a new world record for the artist.  The Yves Klein illustrated below, estimated at £8-14 million, failed to sell.  Francis Bacon’s Two Figures (1975) sold for £5.4 million. A self portrait conjoined with the figure of George Dyer it was painted in Paris shortly after Dyer’s suicide. It was from the collection of Michael Peppiatt, a leading biographer and curator of Bacon.

    Peter Doig - The architect's home in the ravine.

    Peter Doig – The architect’s home in the ravine.

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