Bonhams New York: Post-War And Contemporary Prints & Multiples Auction Analysis

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In this Widewalls auction analysis we will be covering a partial success of contemporary part of Bonhams: Post-War And Contemporary Prints & Multiples auction held on May 11, 2015 in New York. When we say partial, we mean that exactly 50 percent of the contemporary lots were sold: 61 out of 122. Twelve lots, or 19.7 percent, were sold over the high estimate as opposed to 23 lots, or 37.7 percent, sold under the low estimate. Most of lots, changed its owner for the price in the estimate range – 26 artworks or 42.6 percent. Results of this auction were under the estimate spread of 29.6 percent. Average hammer price of these 61 sold lots was at $5267. Median hammer and average hammer difference, with median hammer at $3500, was -33.5 percent. We have seen a dozen 5-digit hammer prices, though, most of the hammer prices were 4-digits with even some 3-digit prices. The maximum hammer price was seen in the sale of lot 102 – Roy Lichtenstein’s Shipboard Girl which was sold for $22000. Definitely, the biggest surprise was lot 130, the artwork Untitled #2 by Hunt Slonem which achieved staggering 900 percent hammer high estimate difference. Some of the lots were a bit of a disappointment: not one out of seven Shepard Fairey’s artworks were sold at this auction. These 61 lots were sold for total of $321300 which is around a $60000 more than the sum of low estimates (20.2 percent) and around $60000 less than the high estimate sum (-17.1 percent).

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The Best Individual Results At Bonhams New York: Post-War And Contemporary Prints & Multiples

The best individual result and an absolute surprise was seen in the sale of lot 130 – Hunt Slonem’s Untitled #2 which achieved a hammer price over high estimate difference of 900 percent and was sold for $12000, while estimated in the range of $1000-$1200. Ellsworth Kelly’s Fig Branch (Figue), although estimated from $3000-$4000 was sold for $9000, achieving price 125 percent larger than the high estimate and 200 percent over the low estimate. Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds changed its owner for $1300, and since it was estimated between $500-$700, scoring 85.7 percent above high estimate. As I Opened Fire by Roy Lichtenstein was sold for $10000 dollars, $4000 more than the high estimate price, and exceeded hammer high estimate for 66.7 percent. Another mentionable result was seen in the sale of Victor Vasarely’s Gestalt-RJ, estimated from $3500-$4500 and sold for $6500, scoring 44.4 percent hammer high estimate difference.

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Highs and Lows of Bonhams New York: Post-War And Contemporary Prints & Multiples

The highest price achieved was seen in the sale of lot 102, Roy Liechtenstein’s Shipboard Girl went for $22000 but achieved only 10 percent above the low estimate and 26.7 percent under the high estimate value since it was estimated at $30000. Although Andy Warhol’s Blackglama (Judy Garland) was sold for the second biggest price at $20000, it had a negative result because the low estimate for this art piece was at $25000; the hammer low estimate difference was -20 percent. Double the price of low estimate was scored in the sale of Robert Motherwell’s Black With No Way Out with the price of $16000 and also achieved 33.3 percent over the high estimate. Darren Almond’s Minus 60’000 Double Plate 4, sold for as low as $300, while estimated from $2000-$3000, scored a negative 85 percent of low estimate. Ernesto Neto’s Untitled (Um Si Ho No Tiempo) also went to new owner for a 3-digit price. Estimated from $1500-$2500, but sold for $350. Terry Winters’ Marseille Templates was yet another 3-digit sale and a negative hammer low estimate difference of 73.3 percent. Even bigger pity was the fact that none of 7 artworks by Shepard Fairey were sold, although they were pretty affordable. The same goes for 10 artworks from Damien Hirst, out of which only 6 were sold.

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Bonhams New York: Post-War And Contemporary Prints & Multiples In Details

Please, take a look at our detailed analysis below and scroll down for artworks that scored notable results of Bonhams New York: Post-War And Contemporary Prints & Multiples

 
 

Lot No.Artist NameArtwork NameLow Estimate $High Estimate $Hammer Price $Hammer High Estimate Difference [%]Hammer Low Estimate Difference [%]
40Darren AlmondMinus 60'000 Double Plate 4, from Photography Portfolio II for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company 220003000300-90-85
41ArmanUntitled (Amphitrite with propellors)2000030000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
42ArmanSlices of Liberty400060005000-16.725
43ArmanHommage à Yves Klein (pink)1200018000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
44ArmanUntitled (Molting Statue of Liberty)700010000110001057.1
45ArmanUntitled (Burnt violin with bow)500070002500-64.3-50
46ArmanUntitled (Violon Brule I)700090007000-22.20
47John BaldessariDouble Bill (Part 2): ...and Sander200030001800-40-10
48After Jean-Michel BasquiatUntitled (Head)4000050000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
49Stanley Boxer3 Plates, from Ring of Dust in Bloom 318002200Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
50Mark BradfordUntitled (Suite of 6) 61000015000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
51Alexander Calder2 Plates, from Stabiles 2300040003500-12.516.7
52Elizabeth CatlettGossip15002500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
53Judy ChicagoStudy for Sc/hattered Butterflies, from Broken Butterflies/Shattered Dreams40006000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
54Judy ChicagoTheodora Test Plate #5, from The Dinner Party2000030000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
55Francesco ClementeYellow, Red or Blue700900600-33.3-14.3
56George Condo3 Plates, from Ghost of Chance 38001200Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
57George Condo4 Plates, from Artists and Writers 48001200Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
58John CurrinRachel as the Hag10001500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
59Sonia DelaunayAvec moi-même, pl. 7; Avec moi-même, pl. 10 225003500400014.360
60Jim DineThe Oil of Gladness7000100009500-535.7
61Jim DineOlympic Robe, from Games of the XXIVth Olympiad Seoul150020001000-50-33.3
62Shepard FaireyUntitled (Dove Target Red), from the Target Series20003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
63Shepard FaireyUnititled (Harmony), from the Target Series20003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
64Shepard FaireyUntitled (Global Target), from the Target Series20003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
65Shepard FaireyObey Lotus Crescent (Black & Gold)20003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
66Shepard FaireyObey Lotus Diamond (Black & Gold)20003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
67Shepard FaireyObey Lotus Diamond (White & Gold)20003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
68Shepard FaireyObey Lotus Crescent (White & Gold)20003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
69Sam FrancisLa Notte600080006000-250
70Helen FrankenthalerThe Paris Review2500350038008.652
71Helen FrankenthalerA Page from a Book II, from This is Not a Book300050003000-400
72Helen FrankenthalerA Page from a Book III, from This is Not a Book300050003500-3016.7
73Helen FrankenthalerBilbao20003000420040110
74Helen FrankenthalerAerie300050003200-366.7
75Barnaby FurnasBoogie Man100015001100-26.710
76Robert GoberArtists' Bookplates10001500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
77Raymond HainsRenault50007000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
78Keith HaringPoster for Fun Gallery150025002500066.7
79Howard HodgkinAlexander Street12001800Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
80Jenny HolzerInflammatory Essays 1230005000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
81Damien HirstPharmacy30005000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
82Damien HirstHelter Skelter, from In a Spin, the Action of the World on Things, Vol. II400060003500-41.7-12.5
83Damien HirstSpin Spin Sugar, from In a Spin, the Action of the World on Things, Vol. II40006000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
84Damien HirstWindmills of My Mind, from In a Spin, the Action of the World on Things, Vol. II40006000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
85Damien HirstCarvacrol700090009000028.6
86Damien HirstLove of God300050002800-44-6.7
87Damien HirstAltar, from Sanctum1200015000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
88Damien HirstVipera Lebetina50007000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
89Damien HirstThe Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living1200015000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
90Damien HirstUntitled, from It's a Beautiful Day400060004000-33.30
91Jasper JohnsSouvenir40006000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
92Alex KatzDanny Moynihan & Laura Faber, from Pas de Deux 530005000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
93Alex KatzFrancesco & Alba Clemente, from Pas de Deux 5200030002000-33.30
94Alex KatzJanet Leonard & David Salle, from Pas de Deux 530005000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
95Alex KatzRed Grooms & Liz Ross, from Pas de Deux 5200030002000-33.30
96Alex KatzVicki Hudspith & Wally Turverville, from Pas de Deux 520003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
97Ellsworth KellyFig Branch (Figue), from Suite of Plant Lithographs300040009000125200
98William KentridgeBaggage I20003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
99Jeff KoonsBalloon Dog - Blue800012000150002587.5
100Jeff KoonsBalloon Dog - Red80001200012000050
101Louise LawlerUntitiled (Three Warhols at auction)200030002600-13.330
102Roy LichtensteinShipboard Girl200003000022000-26.710
103Roy LichtensteinAs I Opened Fire400060001000066.7150
104Roy LichtensteinHat, from S.M.S., no. 4 portfolio25003500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
105Roy LichtensteinWallpaper1000015000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
106Christian MarclayLuzerner Theater, from Photography Portfolio II for Merce Cunningham Dance Company15002000750-62.5-50
107Robert MotherwellAutomatism B300050003000-400
108Robert MotherwellBlack with No Way Out8000120001600033.3100
109Robert MotherwellMexican Night II150002000017000-1513.3
110Vik MunizUntitled (Medusa Plate)10001500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
111Takashi MurakamiMister Wink, Cosmos Ball20003000400033.3100
112Takashi MurakamiAnd then... Red; And then... Blue100015001200-2020
113Takashi MurakamiMushroom Bomb, Pink; Hawks and Doves 2120018001000-44.4-16.7
114Takashi MurakamiJelly Fish Eyes; Red Rope 2120015001100-26.7-8.3
115Takashi MurakamiMy Neighbor Kerotan; Skulls Rock 2100015001100-26.710
116Ernesto NetoUntitled (Um Si Ho No Tiempo), from Photography Portfolio II for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company15002500350-86-76.7
117Ben NicholsonTurkish Forms with Leaf (from Greek and Turkish Forms)18002500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
118Tom OtternessSitting Man II, 1978; Documenta 7, 1982 250007000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
119Victor PasmoreTwo Images20003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
120Richard PettiboneAppropriation print (With Andy Warhol, Frank Stella and Roy Lichtenstein)120018001000-44.4-16.7
121Philip PearlsteinNude on a Stool10001500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
122Andy WarholThe Skater80001200011000-8.337.5
123Marc QuinnSeparation of Body and Soul150025001500-400
124Marc QuinnSarasvati Dawn15002500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
125Marc QuinnStealth Kate25003500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
126Robert RauschenbergCORE poster50007000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
127RetnaEl Salvador25003500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
128James RosenquistFor Love, from 11 Pop Artists, Volume III10001500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
129James RosenquistAstronomical Blackboard (2nd State)15002500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
130Hunt SlonemUntitled #210001200120009001100
131Laurie SimmonsTourism: Bikini Atol50007000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
132Andreas SlominskiThe Wrong Gallery Door 1:1615002500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
133Joseph SolmanMotorcycles10001500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
134Jesús Rafael SotoPermutacion7000100006000-40-14.3
135Jesús Rafael SotoEscultura cinética (Sotomagie), from Permutacions8000120007000-41.7-12.5
136Frank StellaEstoril Five I, from Circuits2500035000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
137Frank StellaJonah Historically Regarded, from Moby Dick Engravings8000120007000-41.7-12.5
138Hiroshi SugimotoU.A. Walker, New York18002200Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
139Graham SutherlandCathedral I8001200Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
140Rufino TamayoPastèque #2, from Mujeres250035003200-8.628
141Rufino TamayoBodegón, from Rufino Tamayo 15 aguafuertes series20003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
142Wayne ThiebaudCandy Apples4000050000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
143Joe TilsonCut Out and Send20003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
144Julian TrevelyanBoules Players10001500500-66.7-50
145Victor Vasarely4 Plates 4250035002000-42.9-20
146Victor VasarelyGestalt-RJ (double-sided)35004500650044.485.7
147Andy Warhol25 Cats Name(d) Sam and One Blue Pussy150025001800-2820
148Andy Warhol25 Cats Name(d) Sam and One Blue Pussy15002500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
149¤Andy WarholIn the Bottom of My Garden15002500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
150¤Andy WarholIn the Bottom of my Garden15002500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
151Andy WarholPlate 3, from Flowers (Hand-colored)350050003000-40-14.3
152Andy WarholPlate 7, from Flowers (Hand-colored)400060003500-41.7-12.5
153Andy WarholMao (wallpaper)1800022000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
154Andy WarholWitch, from Myths2500035000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
155Andy WarholSaint Apollonia300050004200-1640
156Andy WarholBlackglama (Judy Garland), from Ads250003500020000-42.9-20
157Andy WarholVan Heusen (Ronald Reagan), from Ads150002000014000-30-6.7
158Andy WarholMarilyn (Invitation)300050002500-50-16.7
159Ai WeiweiSunflower Seeds500700130085.7160
160Charles Wilbert WhiteI've known rivers40006000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
161Terry WintersMarseille Templates, from Photography Portfolio II for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company15002000400-80-73.3
TOTAL:625300887700321300-63.8-48.6
TOTAL (Sold lots):267300387400321300-17.120.2

 
Total number of lots:122
Number of sold lots:61
Sold lots [%]:50
Total [$]:321300
Number of sold lots over high estimate:12
Over high estimate (Total) [%]:9.8
Over high estimate (Sold) [%]:19.7
Number of sold lots in range of estimated values:26
In range of estimated values (Sold) [%]:42.6
Number of sold lots under low estimate:23
Under low estimate (Sold) [%]:37.7
Results were under estimate spread of [%]:29.6
Max Hammer [$]:22000
Average Hammer [$]:5267
Median Hammer [$]:3500
Median Hammer Average Hammer Difference [%]:-33.5

 

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bonhams, new york, auction analysis, prints

Andy Warhol – Blackglama (Judy Garland) (detail), 1985, (lot 156)

 

bonhams, new york, auction analysis, prints

Roy Lichtenstein – Hat, 1968, (lot 104)

 

bonhams, new york, auction analysis, prints

William Kentridge – Baggage I, 2000, (lot 98)

 

bonhams, new york, auction analysis, prints

Left: Shepard Fairey – Harmony (from the Target series), 2012, (lot 63) / Right: Shepard Fairey – Obey Lotus Crescent, 2013, (lot 65)

 

bonhams, new york, auction analysis, prints

Left: Jeff Koons – Ballon dog (blue), 1995, (lot 99) / Right: Jeff Koons – Ballon dog (red), 1995, (lot 100)

 

bonhams, new york, auction analysis, prints

Left: Alex Katz – Danny Moynihan & Laura Feber, 1995, (lot 92) / Right: Alex Katz – Francesco & Alba Clemente, 1995, (lot 93)

 

bonhams, new york, auction analysis, prints

Left: Ellsworth Kelly – Fig Branch (Figue), 1965, (lot 97) / Right: Roy Lichtenstein – Shipboard Girl, 1965, (lot 102)


 
bonhams, new york, auction analysis, prints

Left: Darren Almond – Minus 60000 Double Plate 4, 2006, (lot 40) / Right: Darren Almond – Minus 60000 Double Plate 4, 2006, (lot 40)


 
bonhams, new york, auction analysis, prints

Left: Damien Hirst – Altar, 2009, (lot 87) / Right: Damien Hirst – Vipera Lebetina, 2011, (lot 88)


 
bonhams, new york, auction analysis, prints

Left: Ai Weiwei – Sunflower Seeds, 2013, (lot 159) / Right: Ernesto Neto – Untitled (Um Si Ho No Tiempo), 2006, (lot 116)

 

 

Featured images:

Robert Motherwell – Black With No Way Out, 1983, (lot 108)

Hunt Slonem – Untitled #2 (detail), 2009, (lot 130)

Andy Warhol – Van Heusen (Ronald Reagan) (detail), 1985, (lot 157)

 

Slider images:

Damien Hirst – Vipera Lebetina (detail), 2011, (lot 88)

Alexander Calder – Plate from Two Stables, 1965, (lot 51)

James Rosenquist – Astronomical Blackboard, 1978, (lot 129)

 

All images are courtesy of Bonhams.

 

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