Christie’s New York recently closed a successful series of three online-only contemporary art sales: Contemporary Edition, First Open, and Trespassing together achieving a total of $11,678,940. The series of sales gave buyers an opportunity to acquire an extensive selection of exceptional artworks, with offerings ranging from paintings by established 20th-century artists to freshly minted NFTs by emerging contemporary market stars.
Prints & Multiples sale Contemporary Edition closed Tuesday, July 19, totaling $1,588,230, and selling 138% hammer above the low estimate. Leading the sale was Andy Warhol’s, Mick Jagger. The work realized more than double its low estimate of $100,000, selling for $201,600.
First Open closed Wednesday, July 20, realizing a total of $9,086,742, selling 93% by lot, and 190% hammer above the low estimate. Lynne Drexler’s Untitled led the sale, selling for $693,000 – more than ten times its high estimate of $60,000. A strong performance was also seen by Ernie Barnes’ Juba Dis a Juba Dat which sold for $478,800 against an estimate of $100,000-150,000.
Curated in partnership with leading NFT and art collector and advisor, Ronnie K. Pirovino, the Trespassing sale closed on Thursday, July 21, and achieved a total of $1,003,968. The sale was led by Alix by Stik, which surpassed its estimate of $40,000-60,000 to realize $88,200.