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Phillips de Pury & Company's London Contemporary Art Evening Auction totals $36,233,420
Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Olympics, 1984. Acrylic on canvas, 193 x 310 cm (75 7/8 x 122 in). Signed ‘Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat’ on the overlap. Estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000.
LONDON.- Phillips de Pury & Company’s Contemporary Art Evening auction totaled £23,376,400/$36,233,420, selling 98% by value and 86% by lot.

Tonight, Phillips de Pury & Company’s Evening auction totaled over its high estimate; the only auction house to do so in the present season. The top lot of the auction was Jean-Michel Basquiat’s seminal painting Irony of Negro Policeman selling for £8,161,250/$12,649,938, above its pre-sale estimate.

There was competitive bidding for lot 8, the collaboration between Warhol and Basquiat, fittingly sold in the London Olympic year. A world record was achieved at £6,761,250/$10,479,938 beating its previous record held by Phillips de Pury since May 2011.

“We are thrilled with tonight’s results which demonstrate that works of rarity and of high quality like Basquiat’s Irony of Negro Policeman, continue to attract strong bidding and excellent results. The Basquiat/Warhol collaboration realised a spectacular price and world record.” Michael McGinnis, Senior Director and Worldwide Head, Contemporary Art.

12 JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, Irony of Negro Policeman, £8,161,250/$12,649,938
8 ANDY WARHOL & JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, Olympics, £6,761,250/$10,479,938
19 ANDY WARHOL, Diamond dust shoes, £1,105,250/$1,713,138
11 ANDY WARHOL, Princess Diana, £993,250/$1,539,538
9 ANDY WARHOL, Gun, £802,850/$1,244,418
15 MIQUEL BARCELÓ, De Mars, £713,250/$1,105,538
13 RUDOLF STINGEL, Untitled, £668,450/$1,036,098
6 RICHARD PRINCE, Untitled, (cowboys) £601,250/$931,938
10 GLENN BROWN, Kinder Transport, £481,250/$745,938
7 JOHN CHAMBERLAIN, Opera Chocolates, £421,250/$652,938

8 ANDY WARHOL & JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, Olympics 6,761,250/$10,479,938
3 WADE GUYTON, U Sculpture (V.5) £193,250/$299,538 (For a sculpture)

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