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Phillips de Pury & Company's June Contemporary Art Evening Sale Realizes $16,923,234
Beatriz Milhazes, O Moderno, 2002. Acrylic on canvas. 300 × 150 cm (118 1/8 × 59 in). Signed, titled and dated ‘Beatriz Milhazes “O Moderno”, 2002’ on the reverse. Est: £650,000-750,000.
LONDON.- Phillips de Pury & Company’s June Contemporary Art Evening sale realizes £11,243,350/$16,923,234 in total, selling 95% by value and 87% by lot.

In a packed sale room at the Ballroom at Claridge’s there was active bidding in person and on the telephones illustrating the depth and strength of the market, resulting in a 189% growth for Phillips de Pury & Company last year’s London June Contemporary Art Evening Sale.

“We are very pleased with the strong and solid results for this evening’s sale that saw spirited bidding. We are thrilled with the record price for Ugo Rondinone who we first introduced to the secondary market and is an artist we have always championed.” Simon de Pury, Chairman, Phillips de Pury & Company.

“We are delighted with our exceptional sold by lot and value percentages for this Evening’s sale at Claridge’s. We look forward to further success in our autumn sales.” Peter Sumner, Head of Sales, London, Philips de Pury & Company.

Top Ten Lots
• JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT Self-Portrait, £2,057,250/$3,246,690
• MARK TANSEY, Library (of Babylon) £1,161,250/$1,822,050
• BEATRIZ MILHAZES, O Moderno £713,250/$1,109,730
• DAMIEN HIRST, Confession £690,850/$1,074,114
• URS FISCHER, Thank You Fuck You, £657,250/$1,020,690
• RUDOLPH STINGEL, Untitled, £657,250/$1,020,690
• JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, Untitled £577,250/$896,034
• UGO RONDINONE, Get up girl a sun is running the world, £541,250/$842,610
• CECILY BROWN, I Will Not Paint Any More Boring Leaves (2), £529,250/$841,508
• MARINO MARINI, Cavallo, £421,250/$669,788

Artist World Records
• BEATRIZ MILHAZES, O Moderno £713,250/$1,109,730
• UGO RONDINONE, Get up girl a sun is running the world, £ 541,250/$842,

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