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Phillips de Pury & Company's Valencia Contemporary Art Collection Sale Totals $15,828,357
LONDON.- Phillips de Pury & Company’s February Contemporary Art sales realized £9,764,563 /$15,828,357 intotal selling 83% by value and 78% by lot.

“We are delighted to have set multiple auction records during sales that have 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.

“The day sale saw a number of fantastic results for some of today’s best young artists. The auction showed a strong demand for very contemporary works within the secondary market. “ George O’ Dell, Head of Contemporary Art Day Sale.

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Phillips de Pury & Company’s February Contemporary Art Evening sale realized £5,409,200 /$8,725,040 with 84% sold by value and 83% by lot.

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
• Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, £337,250 / $546,682
• 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

Artist 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

Valencia Contemporary Art Collection
The Valencia Contemporary Art Collection realized £1,585,300/$2,569,771 selling 88% by value and 77% by lot.

Top Ten Lots
• Günther Förg, Untitled, £97,250/$157,642
• Imi Knoebel, Mouth of Mekong £79,250/$128,464
• Dubossarsky & Vinogradov, Total Painting. Summer £73,250/$118,738
• Nedko Solakov, Romantic landscapes with missing parts £60,050/$97,341
• Art & Language, Portrait of V. I Lenin by Charangovitch.. , £58,850/$97,341
• Jason Martin, Aphrodite, £ 55,250/$89,560
• Bernard Frize, Structure, £55,250/$89,560
• Sarah Morris, Sony (Los Angeles), £55,250/$89,560
• Remy Zaugg, Eln Baltt Papier II No. 41 – 42 (A Sheet of Paper II No. 41 – 42) £49,250/$79,834
• Thomas Zipp, A.B.P.C.H.O. Hahn, £48,050/$77,889

Artist World Records
• Remy Zaugg, Eln Baltt Papier II No. 41 – 42 (A Sheet of Paper II No. 41 – 42) £49,250/$79,834
• Imi Knoebel, Mouth of Mekong, £79,250/$128,464
• Nedko Solakov, Romantic landscapes with missing parts, £60,050/$97,341
• Art & Language, Portrait of V. I Lenin by Charangovitch.. £58,850/$95,396
• Bernard Frize, Structure, £55,250/$89,560

Contemporary Art Day Sale
The Contemporary Art Day Sale realized £2,770,063/$4,490,272 selling 78% by value and 77% by lot.

Top Ten Lots
• Raymond Pettibon, Untitled (The Ocean’s Greatness), £121,250/$196,546
• Matthias Weischer, Kleiner Vorhang, £79,250/$128,464
• Guyton\Walker, Untitled, £79,250/$128,464
• Bridget Riley, Reverse Curve, £79,250/$128,464
• Piotr Uklanski, Untitled (Idra), £73,250/$118,738
• Os Gêmeos, Untitled (O Pai, O Mae, o filho, a empregada, a filha de empregada, o cachorro, o ouelhinha o gato e o passarinho), £63,650/$103,177
• George Condo, Trash Man, £61,250/$99,286
• Anselm Reyle, Untitled, £58,850/$95,396
• Tony Oursler, Multicoloured MPD (25 Head), £56,450/$91,505
• Tracey Emin, Sleeping with You, £55,250/$89,560

Artist World Records
• Guyton \ Walker, Untitled, £79,250/$128,464
• Tony Oursler, Multicoloured MPD (25 Heads), £56,450/$91,505
• Os Gêmeos, Untitled (O Pai, o filho, a empregada…, £63,650/$103,177
• David Mach, Mickey Head, £49,250/$79,834
SEEN, Batman, £49,250/$79,834





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