NEW YORK, NY.- Christies
Andy Warhol: Better Days sale (April 28 May 6), totaled $272,125, with 88% sold by lot and 142% sold by value. Proceeds from the online-only sale, held in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts will support the Foundations efforts to provide emergency relief to artists throughout the US.
The top lots were Andy Warhols Self-Portrait which sold for $37,500; Flowers, which realized $16,250, against a low estimate of $3,000; and Andy Warhol and Henry Geldzahler, which realized $15,000. Other notable results included Montauk Beach, which achieved $10,000, against a low estimate of $2,500; and Archie, which sold for $9,375, against a low estimate of $2,500.
Michael Dayton Hermann, Director of Licensing, Marketing and Sales, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts: "We are grateful for this opportunity to work with Christies and to present works by Warhol that reveal him as a keen observer of nature and underscore his ability to appreciate lifes simpler moments. Proceeds from this sale are making a great contribution to the Foundations mission to support artists in this time of need, and for that we are extremely appreciative."
Allison Immergut, Junior Specialist, Post-War and Contemporary Art: Christies was honored to partner with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to raise funds for such a vital cause and to give back to artists during this difficult time. We were also grateful for the opportunity to bring forward a lesser known, but ever important side of Warhols photography to the art market.