Christie´s News Alert
11 WORKS SELL ABOVE US$10 MILLION, 56 ABOVE US$1 MILLION ANDY WARHOL’S STATUE OF LIBERTY SOLD FOR US$43.7M FRANZ KLINE’S UNTITLED, 1957, FETCHES US$40.4M SETTING A NEW WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT’S UNTITLED, 1981, ACHIEVED US$26.4M A NEW WORLD AUCTION FOR THE ARTIST
Andy Warhol’s Statue of Liberty, achieved the second highest price for the artist at US$43.7 million
New York – The November 14th, Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art sale became the most valuable auction ever in the category, at US$412,253,100.
Bidders from around the world convened in the saleroom to compete for the sale’s exceptional roster of works by the top artists of the category, including Andy Warhol, Franz Kline, Jean Michel Basquiat, Mark Rothko, Jeff Koons, and Roy Lichtenstein, among others. Eight new auction records were established, 11 works sold for over US$10 million, 16 for over US$5 million and 56 for over US$1 million. The sale was 93 percent sold by value and 92 percent sold by lot.