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The Top 11 lots from Phillips' $23.6 Million Day Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art - Helen Frankenthaler, Anish Kapoor and more.

Published on
May 15, 2024
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New York - Phillips presented a two-part Day Sale (Morning and Afternoon) which presented 259 lots with a total sales value of $23.6 million and average sell-through rate of 81% by lot, 84% by value.

Annie Dolan and Patrizia Koenig, Co-Heads of the Modern & Contemporary Art Day Sale in New York, said,

“Emblematic of the successful strategy that has come to define Phillips, our New York Day Sale brought together the very best of Modern and Contemporary Art.. Continuing the momentum set in yesterday’s Evening Sale, female artists set new benchmarks with Joan Mitchell’s Untitled work from 1975 realizing $584,200 and the Lois Dodd achieving the second-highest price of $228,600. We were proud to debut several artists today, including Calida Rawles, whose Pillar sold for $53,340, and achieved the second-highest price for Francesca Mollet at $139,700. Concurrent with Jeffrey Gibson’s representation of the U.S. at the 60th Venice Biennale, we saw spirited bidding for his work, MAKE ME FEEL IT, which achieved $101,600. We were also delighted to set several records, including for Emmi Whitehorse and Charles Alston. We look forward to welcoming our community of collectors back for our sales in Hong Kong later this month.”

Here are the top 10 lots of the two-part sales:

Left: Helen Frankenthaler, Spirits of Wine, $1,200,000 - 1,800,000, Sold for $1,168,400
Middle: Robert Motherwell, Hollow Men Series, $600,00 - 800,000, Sold for $698, 500
Right: Anish Kapoor, Random Triangle Mirror, $400,00 - 600,000, Sold for $673,100

Left: Aristide Maillol, La nymphe aux fleurs, $600,000 - 800,000, Sold for $635,000
Middle: Joan Mitchell, Untitled, $350,000 - 550,000, Sold for $584,200
Right: Manolo Valdes, Reina Mariana, $300,000 - 500,000, Sold for $444,500

Left: Eric Fischl, Motel, $300,000 - 500,000, Sold for $381,000
Right: Yayoi Kusama, Butterfly, $200,000 - 300,000, Sold for $355,600

Left: Willem de Kooning, Still Life, $150,000 - 250,000, Sold for $330,200
Middle (Top & Bottom): On Kawara, Nov.8, 1977, $150,000 - 200,000, Sold for $330,200
Right: Mark Bradford, Starin' Through My Rear View, $350,000 - 450,000, Sold for $330,200

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