the auction achieved a final total of €25,033,725, with collectors coming from 20 countries, a high proportion of Asian buyers and remarkable results. 93% of lots were sold by value and 60% of lots sold above their high estimates.
Collectors showed continued enthusiasm for major artists from the French and American post-war scene. Some impressive bidding battles were witnessed for historical works by Jean Dubuffet, Pierre Soulages, Zao Wou-Ki and Yves Klein.
The top lot was Untitled by Jean-Michel Basquiat, executed in 1986, which sold for €2,667,000. The famous painting by Kazuo Shiraga, Utchen, executed in 1539, achieved €2,103,000.
Untitled, 1984-1985, a joint work by two geniuses of the 20th century, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, from Sir Elton John's collection sold for €819 000.
In the past few years Sotheby’s France has set numerous records for post-war artists established in Paris, such as Dubuffet, Zao Wou-Ki, Soulages, Riopelle and Hantaï. Once more, the June Contemporary Art auction is likely to follow the same trend. Major works by Zao Wou-Ki and Soulages will be the highlights of the sale, covering almost the entire career of the two artists, from the beginning of the surrealist adventure of the former to the culmination of the outrenoir of the latter. Works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Frank Stella, and Roy Lichtenstein, and more recent works by Robert Longo, Anselm Kiefer, Tadashi Kawamata or Shirin Neshat, will be offered for this auction.
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|5||Veuillez noter que l'hauteur exacte de cette oeuvre est de 50 cm; 19 1/2 in. Please note that the exact height of this work is 50 cm; 19 1/2 in.|
|6||Please note that the certificate of authenticity accompanying this work was issued by The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.|
|7||Veuillez noter que le vendeur de ce lot s'est vu garantir un prix d'adjudication minimal (une garantie) et que Sotheby's a reçu pour ce lot un ordre d'achat irrévocable d'un montant donné qui sera exécuté durant la vente. Veuillez-vous vous référer au chapitre « Informations Importantes destinées aux acheteurs » dans le catalogue pour plus d'information. Please note that the seller of this lot has been guaranteed a minimum price from one auction or a series of auctions (a guarantee) and Sotheby's has received an irrevocable bid on this lot that will be executed during the sale. Please refer to the section "Important Information to buyer" in the catalogue for more information.|
|28||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|36||Please note that this work was acquired directly from the artist.|
|105||L'authenticite de cette oeuvre a ete confirmee par la Fondation Calder et un numero d'archives lui a ete attribue. Elle devra cependant etre representee a la Fondation apres la vente aux frais de Sotheby's. The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Calder Foundation and an archive number was given. The work will need to be presented to the Foundation after the sale, all expenses will be absorbed by Sotheby's.|
|129||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|130||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|133||Please note that this work dates from 1967.|
|134||Veuillez noter que les dimensions exactes de cette oeuvre sont 33 x 41 cm; 13 x 16 1/8 in. Please note that the exact dimensions for this work are 33 x 41 cm; 13 x 16 1/8 in.|
|157||Veuillez notre que cette oeuvre est un papier marouflé sur toile.|
|162||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|163||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|173||Please note that this work is a collage on cardboard.|
|174||Please note that this work is depicted upside down in the sale catalogue.|
|190||Le prix d'adjudication sera majoré de frais additionnels de 20% net et la commission d'achat sera majorée de la TVA actuellement au tax de 20%. The hammer price will be increased by additional expenses of 20% and the buyer's premium will be increasedof VAT currently at a rate of 20%.|
|219||Veuillez noter que cette oeuvre mesure 61 cm de largeur. Please note that this work measures 61 cm in length.|