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 & Companys New York headquarters spirited bidding generated strong results with five new world records with Marc Newsons Prototype Lockheed Lounge,1988, Mark Grotjahns, Untitled (White Butterfly MG01), 2001, Walton Fords, Loss of Lisbon Rhinoceros, 2008, Urs Fischers The Grass Munchers, 2007, and Mark Bradfords All I Need is One More Chance, 2002.
We are thrilled with this evenings 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 Newsons Lockheed Lounge and the result for Richard Princes 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 Its 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
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