October 23, 2018
Buffalo Station (1997-98) by Peter Doig sold at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Sale for £7.5 million (including buyer’s premium). Image courtesy of Sotheby’s.
Detail of Propped (1992) by Jenny Saville. Saville set the record at auction for a living female artist in Sotheby’s London sale, The History of Now: The collection of David Tieger. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s.
La Dormeuse (1932) by Pablo Picasso sold at Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Evening Sale in London on 8 March 2018 for £37 million (excluding buyer’s premium), contributing to the auction house’s stellar performance in the first half of this year. Image courtesy of Phillips.
Robert Motherwell’s “At Five in the Afternoon” (1971) sold at Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York on 17 May 2018 for a hammer price of $11 million. The work was from the collection of Holly Hunt. This was the second highest earning painting from the sale, followed by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Flexible” (1984), which sold for a hammer price of $40 million. Image courtesy of Phillips.
Lucian Freud’s Portrait On A White Cover (2002) sold at Sotheby’s London in the Post-War and Contemporary Evening auction on 26 June 2018. The painting was purchased for £19.7 million, excluding buyer’s premium. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s London.
Three Studies of George Dyer (1966) by Francis Bacon. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.