Results: An exceptional Cy Twombly blackboard painting, Untitled (New York City), was the top lot in the Contemporary Art Evening Auction selling for $70.5 million, and is also the most expensive work sold at Sotheby's worldwide in 2015. The work set a record for the artist at auction. Another notable result was a rare large-scale Mao by Andy Warhol, which brought $47.5 million - the highest price for a work by the artist this season. Prime works by Jackson Pollock, Lucio Fontana and Francis Bacon also performed well. The Evening Auction realized $294,850,000. Combined with last week's auctions from the Collection of A. Alfred Taubman, Sotheby's contemporary art sales this season have so far totaled $532 million.
Details: Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction on November 11th will present a collection of extraordinary moments in recent art history. Surveying the major developments of Contemporary Art over the past six decades, this auction will offer truly rare and prestigious exemplars of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism and Postmodernism alongside various groundbreaking paintings and sculptures by the most influential artistic innovators of our times.
In addition to our sale catalogue, discover dedicated catalogues for featured lots in the auction: