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Christie's Day Sales of Post-War & Contemporary Art and Impressionist & Modern Art total $81.1 million
Gerhard Richter (B. 1932), Abstraktes Bild. Price Realized: $3,630,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021.



NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s day sales of Post-War and Contemporary Art and Impressionist and Modern Art totaled $81,119,500 across three auctions. The sales achieved nine new artist records, and continued to see strong results for female abstract expressionist artists.

Christie’s 20/21 series in New York continues with the online-only sale of Picasso Ceramics, open through 17 May.

Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale
Total: $60,149,500
85% by lot | 129% hammer above low estimate


Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale totaled $60,149,500 and achieved nine new artist records. The top lot of the sale was Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild, which achieved $3,630,000, along with strong results for Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (Everybody’s 2 Cents), which realized $2,910,000 and Untitled, which sold for $2,010,000. Additionally, the sale saw strong results for female abstract expressionists, setting new artist records for Yvonne Thomas and Lynne Dexler with works from the Rewind Collective.

Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale
Total: $60,149,500
85% by lot | 129% hammer above low estimate


Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale totaled $60,149,500 and achieved nine new artist records. The top lot of the sale was Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild, which achieved $3,630,000, along with strong results for Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (Everybody’s 2 Cents), which realized $2,910,000 and Untitled, which sold for $2,010,000. Additionally, the sale saw strong results for female abstract expressionists, setting new artist records for Yvonne Thomas and Lynne Dexler with works from the Rewind Collective.

Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale
Total: $11,162,500


Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale totaled $11,162,500. The was led by Henry Moore’s Girl: Bust, from the Collection of Sydell Miller, which achieved $1,494,000. Other notable results included Marc Chagall’s Les trois bouquets ou Le bouquet renversé, which realized $1,014,000, and Henri Lauren’s Grande cariatide, which sold for $500,000.

9 New Auction Records for Artists:

• Louise Nevelson, Floating Cloud VII, USD $1,350,000
• Claire Tabouret, Les débutantes (bleu azur), USD $870,000
• Jules Olitski, Blue Crazy, USD $774,000
• McArthur Binion, DNA: Black Painting: III, USD $300,000
• Yvonne Thomas, Untitled, USD $137,500
• Betty Woodman, Tables and Vases, USD $112,500
• Lynne Drexler, Daffodil Gloucester, USD $75,000
• Susumu Kamijo, For Your Love, USD $93,750
• Brian Calvin, Twin Infinitives, USD $93,750










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