The oil painting by Neo Rauch titled “Die Helfer” sold during Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction on February 12 for £623,650 ($980,378), over 2 times the pre-auction estimate.
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Two paintings of Tyeb Mehta were bought in the million dollar range at Christie’s South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art event in New York on September 16.
Mahishasura – sold for $1,280,900
Two Figures – sold for $926,500
Wayne Thiebaud’s painting titled “Ripley Street Ridge” was bought for $1,022,500 during Christie’s Post-War And Contemporary Art auction in New York on May 14. I for one love this painting a lot. As the lot note describes it well, Thiebaud captures something very uniquely Californian so well on this painting. And it’s more than the obvious, the landscape and lights.
As usual, the competing auction houses were running similar events around the same time. February 5, London, New Bond Street and February 11, London, King Street respectively.