The final New York sale of 2022 First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art closed on Wednesday, December 14 totalling $6,733,944.
The sale was sold 100% by value, 114% hammer against low estimate. The auction saw global engagement, with bidders coming from 28 countries and nearly 10% of registrants new to Christie’s.
Leading the auction was Green & Red by Aboudia, which realized $214,200 against a low estimate of $60,000. This was followed by two works which both sold for $201,600: Smallage a sculpture by John Chamberlain and Cupcake and Paco, Corot a painting by Martin Wong from The John P. Axelrod Collection.
Superb results were achieved by another work from The John P. Axelrod Collection, Dondi’s Archeology Rewards, which sold for $176,400.
Additional successful results were seen by Lynne Drexler’s Meadow Fog, realizing $163,800 against a low estimate of $30,000, George Condo’s Composition with Flower selling for $151,200, and Lynne Drexler’s Plural Sun, which also sold for $151,200, more than five times its low estimate.