THE HIGHEST TOTAL IN AUCTION HISTORY: POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTIONS ACHIEVE $782,368,375
November 18, 2013
NEW YORK, 12-13 NOVEMBER 2013$782,368,375: HIGHEST AUCTION SERIES TOTAL IN ART MARKET HISTORY
$142.4M FOR FRANCIS BACON TRIPTYCH: MOST VALUABLE WORK OF ART EVER SOLD AT AUCTION
$58.4M FOR JEFF KOONS’S BALLOON DOG: MOST VALUABLE WORK SOLD AT AUCTION BY A LIVING ARTIST
Christie's two-day auction series devoted to Post-War and Contemporary Art achieved a grand total of $782,368,375 setting a new record high for any auction series.
Three auctions have been completed thus far -- an unprecedented $691 million Evening Sale, followed by a $55.2 million Morning Sale and a $35.6 million Afternoon Sale, all of which saw individual auction records set for both established masters and rising stars of the category. A companion Online-Only sale of nearly 50 more exceptional contemporary works continues through November 19.http://www.christies.com/sales/post-war-and-contemporary-new-york-november-2013/#auctions-section