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Halsey Minor and Contemporary Art Sale at Phillips de Pury Totals $37,901,000
Ed Ruscha, Angry Because It’s Plaster, Not Milk, 1965 $3,218,500.
NEW YORK, NY.- Phillips de Pury & Company’s sales of the Halsey Minor Collection and Contemporary Art Part I totaled $37,901,000 selling 88% by value and 78% by lot.

At Phillips de Pury in New York today, the much anticipated sales of the Halsey Minor Collection and Contemporary Art Part I offered a unique opportunity for international collectors to acquire works of art by renowned artists and designers.

In a buzzing and packed saleroom in Phillips de Pury & Company’s New York headquarters spirited bidding generated strong results with five new world records with Marc Newson’s Prototype “Lockheed Lounge,”1988, Mark Grotjahn’s, Untitled (White Butterfly MG01), 2001, Walton Ford’s, Loss of Lisbon Rhinoceros, 2008, Urs Fischer’s The Grass Munchers, 2007, and Mark Bradford’s All I Need is “One” More Chance, 2002.

“We are thrilled with this evening’s results which demonstrated the market is as strong as it ever has been.” Simon de Pury, Chairman.

“We are delighted with the performance which showed great activity around the world including participation from Asia, Europe and North America with extraordinary prices being achieved for blue chip artists like Richard Prince and Ed Ruscha.” Micheal McGinnis, Senior Worldwide Director.

“Phillips should be proud of the results tonight and I am thrilled with the new auction record for Mark Newson’s “Lockheed Lounge” and the result for Richard Prince’s Nurse in Hollywood was fantastic! The synergy working with Phillips was excellent which contributed to the success of the evening.” Halsey Minor.

Works by Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Marc Newson, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Mark GrotJahn headline in the Top Ten Lots alongside other significant results including:

Top Ten Lots Halsey Minor Collection and Contemporary Art Part I Combined

• RICHARD PRINCE, Nurse in Hollywood #4, 2004, $6,466,500
• ED RUSCHA, Angry Because It’s Plaster, Not Milk, 1965, $3,218,500
• MARC NEWSON, Prototype “Lockheed Lounge”, 1988, $ 2,098,500
• JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, Rubber, 1984, $1,762,500
• ED RUSCHA, Higher Standards/Lower Prices, 2007, $1,426,500
• MARK GROTJAHN, Untitled (White Butterfly MG01), 2001, $1,426,500
• WALTON FORD, Loss of the Lisbon Rhinoceros, 2008, $ 1,022,500
• MARK TANSEY, Redeployment, 1995, $962,500
• TOM WESSELMANN, Sunset Nude (Light), 2004, $914,500
• RICHARD PRINCE, The Chatterbox Hotel, 1990, $902,500
• URS FISCHER, The Grass Munchers, 2007, $902,500

Overall Results:
Halsey Minor and Contemporary Art Part I Sale Total (including premium): $ 37,901,000
Low Estimate: $33,460,000
High Estimate: $48,470,000

Halsey Minor Collection Sale Total (including premium) $21,049,500, Selling 95% by value and 86% by Lot
Low Estimate: $16,290,000
High Estimate: $23,850,000

Contemporary Art Part I Sale Total (including premium) $16,851,500, Selling 80% by value and 75% by Lot
Low Estimate: $17,170,000
High Estimate: $24,620,000

Phillips de Pury & Company | Halsey Minor and Contemporary Art Sale | Simon de Pury |


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