Postwar Art




yesterday in New York ended three days of trading of works of postwar and contemporary artists at venues Sotheby's and Christie's. Results of impressive: total revenue of the leading auction houses amounted to about half a billion dollars, and it was established 12 record price for the work of individual artists. The most expensive lot of the auction was the work of Roy Lichtenstein "Oh ... Okay ..." (1964), sold for a record $ 42, 6 million. Taking into account the Commission Christie's. According to the auction house, as price records were broken in the works of Alexander Calder, Richard Lindner, Mark Tansey, Mark Grotyana and Morris Louis. Total revenue at the end of the evening auction "Post-War and Contemporary Art" has made almost $ 273 million. The record of competing platforms, Sothebey's, more modest, but still very impressive. Image Coca-Cola bottle authorship Andy Warhol sold for more than $ 35, 4 million. This painting formerly owned by gaming magnate Stephen Wynn. Experts say that even the work of the founder of pop-art is the high price - the original estimated cost was $ 25 million. In addition to paintings by Warhol at auction Sothebey's went under the hammer untitled work by Mark Rothko for more than $ 22 million. "Cream soda" Roy Lichtenstein for $ 14 million. and "The figure in the movement" Francis Bacon for $ 14m., twice the estimate. Total has sold about 50 works for a total amount of $ 222, 4 million.

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