Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Art Totals €10,710,120

The Sale At A Glance

Sale overview: The Contemporary Art sale on December 1 will be the opportunity to close the year by offering a fine selection of works by artists who marked the art of the 1950s in Paris and Europe: from Jean Dubuffet to Georges Mathieu, via Antoni Tàpies to even Jean Paul Riopelle, all the best-known names from the post-war European art scene will be represented, and most of them will be offered for the very first time at auction.

Sale’s total: €10,710,120
Pre-sale estimates: €7,625,000-11,315,000
Number of lots: 103
84% of lots sold
57% of lots sold above the high estimate

The Top Lot Of The Sale

Lot number: 8
Work: Pierre SOULAGES – Peinture 130 x 92 cm, 9 janvier 1989
Sold for: €1,182,000
Pre-sale estimate: €1,000,000 – 1,500,000
More information on the sale page

Most Notable Lots

Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Totals €10,710,120
David HOCKNEY
Peter on the balcony – 1971
Sold for: €541,800
Pre-sale estimate: €50,000-70,000
Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Totals €10,710,120
Gerhard RICHTER
Fuji 1996 – 1996
Sold for: €428,400
Pre-sale estimate: €300,000-500,000
Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Totals €10,710,120
Hans HARTUNG
T1965-H33 – 1965
Sold for: €415,800
Pre-sale estimate: €100,000-150,000
Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Totals €10,710,120
Jean Paul RIOPELLE
Agreste – 1956
Sold for: €239,400
Pre-sale estimate: €70,000-100,000
Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Totals €10,710,120
Yoshitomo NARA
Lamp flower – 1994
Sold for: €214,200
Pre-sale estimate: €100,000-120,000
Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Totals €10,710,120
Bernard FRIZE
Ruf – 2018
Sold for: €151,500
Pre-sale estimate: €50,000-70,000
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editor

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had auction sales in the first half of 2019 that totalled £2.2 billion / $2.8 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectables, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.