The Contemporary Art Day Auction achieved a final result of £16,164,500. The top lot of the sale was Robert Longo’s monumental charcoal drawing Untitled (Tiger Head, No. 8), part of the artist’s Mysteries series. The work sold for £845,000 against a pre-sale estimate of £450,000-650,000. Sigmar Polke’s 1999 work Druckfehler and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (Blue Painting) from 1986 also achieved strong results, selling for £785,000 and £509,000 respectively. Sculpture highlights included Antony Gormley’s Gut II, which realised £473,000, and Thomas Schütte’s Kleiner Geist, which sold for £467,000.
The upcoming Contemporary Art Day Auction presents an exciting selection of works by both established and emerging artists. Highlights include masterpieces by leading names in Post War American Art such as Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Josef Albers and Jean-Michel Basquiat, captivating works by living artists such as Ugo Rondinone, Yoshitomo Nara and Robert Longo and a dream-like painting by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser that defies classification.