Auction Analysis: London Post-War and Contemporary Sales – Feb 2015

  • Analyst: Anders Petterson
  • Pages: 5
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Post-War & Contemporary Evening sales in London

Feb 2015 Post-War & Contemporary Evening sales in London raised a total of £222,906,000 (excluding buyer’s premium) against pre-sales estimates of £194,490,000 to £263,290,000.

The evening sale season exceeded last year’s February sales by 15%. It set a new record for London’s Contemporary Evening sales.

After Christie’s dominated most of the contemporary sales in 2014, Sotheby’s had a strong come-back last week. The latter achieving a £106,342,000 evening sale – a European record.

This was just ahead of Christie’s £101,620,000 evening total. It also reflects a significant improvement from 12 months ago, when Christie’s came in 42% higher than its rival.