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Impressive results for Living Contemporary at Wright
Richard Long, African Walk. Estimate: $50,000-70,000. Result: $52,000.
CHICAGO, IL.- Wright opened its fall season with Living Contemporary, a lifestyle auction comprised of fine art and design reflecting the way collectors live today. The sale sold 80% by lot and 80% by value, achieving a total of $1.8 million.

The top lot of Living Contemporary was a painting by Alexander Calder, Jeux de l’Oie (Lot 208). The $100,900 result was over triple its low estimate of $30,000. A linocut by Pablo Picasso, Grande Tête de Femme au Chapeau, was the second most expensive artwork in the auction, with a result of $80,500 (Lot 185). Other lots which performed well include:

· Lot 116: Richard Long, African Walk. Estimate: $50,000-70,000. Result: $52,000.

· Lot 133: Andy Warhol, Muhammad Ali. Estimate: $30,000-40,000. Result: $45,000.

· Lot 149: Sean Scully, #11. Estimate: $7,000-9,000. Result: $15,000.

· Lot 151: Maarten van Severen, KL95 bookcase. Estimate: $5,000-7,000. Result: $26,250.

· Lot 162: Christopher Wool, 6 + 4 (portfolio of ten works). Estimate: $15,000-20,000. Result: $17,500.

· Lot 218: Pepe Mendoza, pair of lamps. Estimate: $5,000-7,000. Result: $17,500.

· Lot 262: James Mont, pair of lounge chairs. Estimate: $5,000-7,000. Result: $25,000.

The dark horse lot of the sale was an anonymous cabinet with sculpted geometric doors, estimated at $3,000-5,000 (Lot 170). It sold for $21,250. Another unknown design, an Italian sofa, exceeded expectations by selling for $21,250 which is over three times its low estimate (Lot 222).

All results for Living Contemporary can be viewed online at www.wright20.com. Wright’s next auction will be Design, on October 17, 2013 at 12 PM Central.






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