Auction Results: Achieving $103 million, above its high estimate of $94.6 million, the Contemporary Art Day Auction on 17 November established the highest total since 2008. Driven by works from private collections, 88.3% of lots offered sold. Led by Wayne Thiebaud’s glistening Nine Candy Apples from a prominent Midwest Collection, which sold for $4.5 million after an eight-way bidding battle, today’s auction featured 20 lots sold over a million dollars.
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Auction Details: Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Auction on 17 November offers a strong selection of works from the post-war period to the present. The morning session includes highly sought after pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Wayne Thiebaud, Joan Mitchell and David Hockney. The afternoon session presents exceptional examples of contemporary painting, photography and sculpture and includes works by such important and visionary artists as Albert Oehlen, Marlene Dumas, Richard Prince and Yayoi Kusama. The sale also offers a strong selection of Latin American Contemporary artists such as Gego, Jesús Rafael Soto, Doris Salcedo and Carlos Cruz-Diez.