Sotheby's 10 June auction of Contemporary Curated brought a total of $5,011,376, the highest total ever for the sale. Richard Anuszkiewicz's Temple of Emerald Green and Pat Steir’s Little Lama Ghost led the auction, each selling for $250,000, well above their respective high estimates. Temple of Emerald Green achieved a record price at auction for a work by Anuszkiewicz. Strong prices were also realized for Yves Klein's Victoire de Samothrace, Jean Dubuffet’s Tapis NO.2., and Joan Snyder’s Layer Take - also an artist record.
Sotheby’s June 10th Contemporary Curated sale is the singular destination for new collectors and established clients to acquire accessibly priced works from the leading artists of the post-war and contemporary periods. Top lots in the sale include Yves Klein’s Victoire de Samothrace (1962), Pat Steir’s Little Lama Ghost (2006), and Louise Nevelson’s Dawn’s Landscape XXXII (1975). Also headlining the sale is a group of six Romare Bearden watercolors from The Romare Bearden Foundation sold to support educational programs and operations. Other auction highlights include works by Andy Warhol, Peter Halley, Mary Corse, and Mark Grotjahn.