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Phillips de Pury & Company's London Contemporary Art Evening Auction Totals $8,725,040
LONDON.- Phillips de Pury & Company’s February Contemporary Art Evening sale saw active bidding in a lively sale room realizing £5,409,200 /$8,725,040 with 84 % sold by value and 83% by lot.

“We are delighted to have set three new auction records on a night that has proven that the market for contemporary art is buoyant. Phillips de Pury & Company continues to break new ground with strong results achieved for young contemporary artists.” Peter Sumner, Head of Sales, London, Philips de Pury & Company.

Contemporary Art Evening Sale Top Ten Lots
• Jean-Michel Basquiat Overrun, £ 1,127,650 /$1,818,899

• Raqib Shaw, Absence of God III… And His Tears of Blood Will Drown the Cities of Men II £553,250/$892,392

• Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, The Painting on an Easel, £361,250/$582,696

• Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, £361,250/$582,696

• Peter Fischli & David Weiss, 4 Hostessen (4 Stewardesses), £277,250/$447,204

• Günther Uecker, Mutation, £223,250/$360,102

• Wade Guyton, Untitled, £213,650/$344,617

• Karel Appel, Birds Over the Red Sea, £205,250/$331,068

• Albert Oehlen, Untitled, £193,250/$311,712

World Records
• Wade Guyton, Untitled, £223,250/$360,102
• Jim Lambie, Night Divides the Day, £91,250/ $147,186
• Georg Herold, Untitled, 121,250/$195,576





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James Cohan Gallery Presents Second Solo Exhibition by Japanese-Born Artist Hiraki Sawa

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Phillips de Pury & Company's London Contemporary Art Evening Auction Totals $8,725,040

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