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Auction Analysis: Under the Influence @Phillips

  • Phillips Auction
December 21, 2014
Ana Bambic Kostov is an art historian with passion for contemporary art.

Focused on urban and new contemporary art, Phillips December issue of Under the Influence auction occurred on December 10, 2014 at their London seat. The auction did not mark any record sales and the sales shows 66.7% of lots sold, while 33.3% did not find a buyer that evening. The auction was populated with some of the most famous urban art stars, such as SEEN or KAWS, and several pieces by the most promising young artists, such as David Ostrowski. A strong presence of Russian and Ukrainian contemporary artists could be noted, while the biggest names included Andy Warhol and Julian Schnabel. Overall, an interesting auction for the mid-range buyer, with the most expensive lot (two lots in fact) selling for 68,500GBP.

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Vitaliy and Elena Vasilieva – Untitled (Centre Georges-Pompidou) from Apocalypse in Art, 2012-13 – sold for 68,500GBP

Highs and Lows while Under the Influence

The total number of lots was 216, and while 144 lots sold, 72 is still waiting for a collector. The total of 46 pieces, 21.3%, sold over the high estimate, some surpassing it several times, and 30 lots, 13.9%, sold under their lower estimated value. An interesting trend was that some lots, while not having reserve, sold under 1,000GBP, while none were estimated under a thousand. The piece sold with the lowest price was Dr. Lakra’s Untitled (Bote) from 2004, for only 188GBP. Some of the auction highlights, as selected by Phillips, did not light the day, as they did sell, but on estimate. The most expensive two works at the auction were executed by Ukrainian artist Anatoly Kryvolap – Untitled from 2013, an oil on canvas which surpassed its high estimate almost twice. Another one was also done by an artistic couple Elena and Vitaly Vasiliev, also from Ukraine. Their piece Untitled (Centre Georges-Pompidou) from Apocalypse in Art, from 2012-13 reached the same amount as Kryvolap’s – the handsome 68,500GBP. An overall impression is not exactly impressive, as the majority of works, 47.2% of the total number of sold lots and sold within the estimated value, exactly 68 pieces of art.

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Jacek Tylicki – 11 Days in the Rushes of the River + Rain, Hoje River, S.W. Of Lund, Sweden, 1978 – sold for 11,250GBP

Hot Lots and Nots

Among the lots sold was a piece by Christian Rosa, a wonderful abstractly named epitome of something that could be compared to Alexander Calder’s sculpture on canvas, which sold barely over the high estimate at 22,500GBP. We mentioned David Ostrowski, whose two paintings were offered at Phillips under lot numbers 25 and 27. They both sold well, surpassing the appraisal value, the second one by 11,250GBP, about 57% over the higher estimate. Two excellent lots, which would actually stand together quite well in one collection, were made by KAWS and RERO. KAWS piece numbered 46 was sold somewhat over the high estimate at 18,750GBP, while RERO’s Image Not Available, lot 78, sold exactly on the lower end of its appraisal value, for 5,000GBP. A piece we announced by Jean Baptiste-Bernadet, sold more than three times over its high estimate, for 17,500GBP. A work by the currently auction room popular Andy Warhol, Toy series from 1983, sold for 62,500GBP, closer to its lower end estimate, proving that it is not only about the big name, but also about the particular piece and its appeal, when it comes to bidding. In between two pieces by the once auction-room-king Julian Schnabel, numbered lots 59 and 60, one sold under the estimate, while the other failed to find a buyer. Interestingly, works by Parker Ito, Mark Hagen, Christian Rosa, Nan Goldin, Raymond Pettibon, Shepard Fairey (sold 1 of 3), Michelangelo Pistoletto, Shirin Neshat, or Speedy Graphito failed to garner interest by collectors.

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RERO – Sans Titre (Image Not Available), 2010 – sold for 5000GBP
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KAWS – Untitled, 1997 – sold for 18,750GBP
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ANATOLIY KRYVOLAP – Untitled, 2013 – sold for 68,500GBP

2014 is Concluded

Analyzing results of the final 2014 Under the Influence auction organized by Phillips, we cannot but notice a slight disinterest. A large number of unsold lots might imply that the serious collectors have satisfied their art purchasing need during the recent Art Basel Week, and who was to buy before the holidays has already done so. It remains to see that 2015 will bring in terms of auction and art market trends, so let’s wait for another Phillips UTI auction!

Feature image: SEEN – Nobody Can Stop the Silver Surfer, 2014 – sold for 57,500GBP

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Lot NumberArtistArtwork TitleYear of ProductionEstimateSold for
1Ryan EstepNo. 1 from the series Re-Stretched Black & White2013£6,000 - 8,000£11,875
2Mark FloodDiamond Mirror2013£20,000 - 30,000£25,000
4Michael ManningMicrosoft Store Paintings2013£4,000 - 6,000£3,000
5Michael StaniakSC/IMG_4352013£5,000 - 7,000£18,750
6Erik LindmanSails2011£4,000 - 6,000£4,375
7Christian RosaH>N>I>C head…2013£18,000 - 22,000£22,500
9Dan ReesUntitled2011£10,000 - 15,000£12,500
10Nina BeierPortrait Mode2011£12,000 - 18,000
11Josh SmithUntitled2005£5,000 - 7,000£5,000
13Amanda Ross-HoCorrection #50 (CCCC)2009£4,000 - 6,000£4,375
14Parker ItoInkjet painting #46 (8 color ink)2013£18,000 - 25,000
15Mark HagenTo Be Titled (Additive Painting #1)2010£10,000 - 15,000
16Hugh Scott-DouglasUntitled (HSD_Q04)2011£15,000 - 20,000£18,750
17Zak PrekopUntitled2011£5,000 - 7,000£5,000
18Sam FallsUntitled, Purple (Val Verde, CA)2011£6,000 - 8,000£7,500
19Paul CowanFish Hooks2012£4,000 - 6,000
20Keltie Ferris!@#$%^&*()2010£15,000 - 20,000£20,000
21Sam FallsUntitled (Roll Fade)2012£3,000 - 5,000
22Paul CowanSign Painting2012£3,000 - 5,000£2,500
23Antonia GurkovskaUntitled (Passage II)2012£2,000 - 3,000
24Oliver LaricWholeness and the Implicate Order2013£8,000 - 12,000£10,000
25David OstrowskiF (dann lieber nein)2012£10,000 - 15,000£18,750
26Sam FallsUntitled (Block Rubbing 8)2012£5,000 - 7,000£6,250
27David OstrowskiF (Terrible Truths)2012£15,000 - 20,000£31,250
28Nate LowmanGod Bless the Dead2006£15,000 - 20,000£15,000
29Adam McEwenUntitled (Caster)2010£30,000 - 40,000
30Nathan HyldenUntitled2007£12,000 - 18,000
31Jean-Baptiste BernadetLucky Strike2010£3,000 - 5,000£17,500
32Ugo Rondinone25 Mai 20082008£30,000 - 40,000£60,000
33Josh SmithUntitled2008£8,000 - 12,000£11,250
34Rob PruittCherry Coke2007£18,000 - 25,000
35Adam McEwenJerrycan (Water)2007£2,000 - 3,000
36Michael DeluciaLog2011£6,000 - 8,000
37Ned VenaUntitled (2)2011£15,000 - 20,000
38Elad LassrySterling Silver Cup2012£5,000 - 7,000£5,625
39Walead BeshtyX-Ray Amethyst *(photographic transparency, LAX*JFK …2008£12,000 - 18,000
40Aaron BobrowBrick and Mortar2011£3,000 - 5,000£3,750
41Peter HalleyTwo Horizontals Prisons2005£25,000 - 35,000£31,250
42Anselm ReyleUntitled2007£15,000 - 20,000£25,000
43Anselm ReyleUntitled2006£40,000 - 60,000£43,750
44Urs FischerSigh, Sigh, Sherlock!2004£10,000 - 15,000£22,500
45Nina BeierTrauerspiel2010£6,000 - 8,000
46KAWSUntitled1997£12,000 - 18,000£18,750
47MrShippin-Chin2005£20,000 - 30,000£25,000
48Marc QuinnSleeping Beauty2005£6,000 - 8,000£7,500
50Andy WarholToy Series1983£60,000 - 80,000£62,500
51William CopleyUntitled1958£20,000 - 30,000£40,000
52Albert OehlenAbstrakte Malerier Skal Dø Nu1998£10,000 - 15,000
53Richard PettiboneAndy Warhol Mao1975£5,000 - 7,000£7,500
54Julian OpieSuzanne walking in green dress2007£25,000 - 35,000£43,750
55Aaron YoungBurnout (Black Angel III, Triptych)2008£20,000 - 30,000£22,500
56Ashley BickertonCousteau Totem (Jacques and his Pudenda)1993£30,000 - 50,000£37,500
57Gavin TurkSilent Candle2007£3,000 - 5,000£3,250
58Antony GormleyCrystal2006£6,000 - 8,000£16,250
59Julian SchnabelBel-Air2008£7,000 - 9,000£6,250
60Julian SchnabelUntitled1995£6,000 - 8,000
61Gregor Hildebrandto.T.2007£7,000 - 9,000£6,250
62Stefan StrumbelFrischer Wind Asphalt2014£8,000 - 12,000£10,000
63Jack PiersonUntitled (25 Cent)1997£8,000 - 12,000
64Markus AmmUntitled (Amm M 373)2006£6,000 - 8,000
66Charles MaytonLa Traversee difficile....looter's follies2012£3,000 - 5,000£4,375
67David Reed#364/21997-2000£15,000 - 20,000£25,000
68Mark FloodMen's Club2006£30,000 - 50,000
69Tauba AuerbachFold Slice Topo I & II2011£4,000 - 6,000
70Raymond PettibonUntitled (Is It Real? You Ask...)2001£5,000 - 7,000
71Sergej JensenL.Y.J.2005£2,000 - 3,000£1,250
72Barry McGeeThree works: (i) Untitled, 1998; (ii) Untitled, cir ...£6,000 - 8,000
73Shepard FaireyMandala Ornament 022012£12,000 - 18,000£15,000
74Shepard FaireyChinese Democracy2004£5,000 - 7,000
75Shepard FaireyAngela Davis2003£5,000 - 7,000
76REVOKTriumph and Tragedy2011£4,000 - 6,000
77Billy ChildishBank Pub Crucifix1989£6,000 - 8,000
78ReroSans Titre (Image Not Available)2010£5,000 - 7,000£5,000
79RetnaUntitled2012£10,000 - 15,000£11,250
80Don Ed Hardy & Dr. LakraThree works: (i) Untitled, 2004; (ii) Untitled, 200 ...£6,000 - 8,000£5,000
81Dr. LakraUntitled1998£3,000 - 5,000
82Ugo Rondinone10 Kinderzeichnungen (10 Children Drawings)1988£6,000 - 10,000£6,250
83Lucio FontanaConcetto Spaziale (rosso)1968£3,000 - 5,000£4,750
84Michelangelo PistolettoFrattali1999-2000£3,000 - 5,000
85Enrico CastellaniEstroflessione1968£3,000 - 5,000£3,750
86Matteo NegriMappa (Diptych)2014£10,000 - 15,000£18,750
87Sandro ChiaSant'Ambrogio1995£10,000 - 15,000£6,875
88Sandro ChiaSan Carlo Borromeo1995£10,000 - 15,000
89Angela de la CruzMinimum XIX2005£3,000 - 5,000£6,000
90Maurizio CattelanFondazione Oblomov1992£2,500 - 3,500£2,250
91Angelo FilomenoBearded Carrion (diptych)2008£5,000 - 7,000
92Umberto MarianiTaghelmoust: il Velo2013£6,000 - 8,000£32,500
93Jason MartinLime Loop Painting No. 11997£6,000 - 8,000£11,250
94Davis RhodesUntitled (Blue reflective Diamond)2008£3,000 - 5,000
95Marcello Lo GiudiceEden Blu2013£4,000 - 6,000£6,000
96Donald BaechlerPink Rose2009£12,000 - 18,000
97Nikolas GambaroffUntitled2011£4,000 - 6,000£13,750
98Spartacus ChetwyndThe Fairy Feller2003£6,000 - 8,000£6,250
99John KørnerThe Guide2006£8,000 - 12,000£7,500
100Ian WallaceWhen will we be free?2007£7,000 - 9,000£7,500
101James WhiteAerial2005£4,000 - 6,000
102Ugo RondinoneThursday 2 March, 20062006£6,000 - 8,000£9,375
103Davis RhodesUntitled (Black)2007£3,000 - 5,000
104Ryan McGinleyRaina (Falling, Bridge)2005£8,000 - 12,000£13,750
105Ryan McGinleyBlue Breakdown2009£10,000 - 15,000£7,500
106Nan GoldinNan one month after being battered1984£3,000 - 5,000
107Zhang HuanPilgrimage-wind and water NY n.1 (no people)1998£4,000 - 6,000£5,000
108Santiago Sierra24 Blocks of Concrete Constantly Moved During a Day ...1999£6,000 - 8,000
109Luisa LambriTwo works: (i) Untitled (Darwin D. Martin House, #0 ...2007£3,000 - 4,000£1,250
110Jeremy DellerWar on Terror (Cycles chained, noir et blanc)2008£3,000 - 5,000£3,250
111Erwin WurmRoturua, NZ (Hotel Rooms series)2001£4,000 - 6,000
112Annette KelmBig print #2 (Maui Fern – Cotton “Mainsail Cloth” F ...2007£5,000 - 7,000£6,250
113James WellingHollywood2003£3,000 - 4,000
114Roe EthridgeGas Station2005£4,000 - 6,000
115Sam SamoreLife/Death (#124)2001£4,000 - 6,000
116Sam Taylor-WoodCry Laughing1997£10,000 - 15,000£6,000
117Annette KelmUntitled2009£3,000 - 4,000£3,750
118Ryan McGinleyUntitled (Nude Tube)2006£2,000 - 3,000£4,750
119Roe EthridgeThe Neutral Territory1997£4,000 - 6,000
120Darren AlmondFullmoon@Orkney2007£4,000 - 6,000£4,375
121Erwin WurmUntitled (One Minute Sculpture)1997£2,000 - 3,000£3,750
122Norman ParkinsonHat fashions, the New York skyline from the roof of ...1949-2004£4,000 - 6,000£6,875
123David LaChapelleMadonna in Bombay1998£3,000 - 5,000£3,750
124David LaChapelleParis Hilton: Hi Bitch, Bye Bitch, Los Angeles2004£8,000 - 12,000£6,875
125Shirin NeshatUntitled from the series Rapture1999£8,000 - 10,000
126Shirin NeshatUntitled from the series Tooba2002£5,000 - 7,000
127Ugo RondinoneMoonlighting1999-2000£6,000 - 8,000£7,500
128Hiroshi SugimotoPalace, M.J.; 19781978£12,000 - 18,000£15,000
129Inez van LamsweerdeThank You Thighmaster: Kim, Pam, Joan, Britt1993£15,000 - 20,000
130Yulia LebedevaPepsi or Coke III2014£5,000 - 7,000£5,000
131Anatoliy KryvolapUntitled2013£25,000 - 35,000£68,500
132Oleksandr ZhyvotkovNorth East (Work No. 3 from Road Cycle Destination) ...2013£6,000 - 8,000£8,750
133Victor SydorenkoGuard of Changes2003-14£15,000 - 20,000£18,750
134Andrei MolodkinFuck Off2009£4,000 - 6,000£5,000
135Roman MininOver-compensation Complex2014£2,000 - 3,000£2,750
136Mikhailo DeyakKlitschko Brothers Emotions2014£6,000 - 8,000£7,500
137Pavlo KeresteyGroup Dynamics2013£10,000 - 15,000£13,750
138Oleksiy SayUntitled, from the series The New Landscape2012£2,000 - 3,000£2,500
139Alexandre Richelieu-BeridzeLignes de Couleur Opus 1152013£10,000 - 15,000£9,375
140Mykola MatsenkoNeoFolk 112011£3,000 - 5,000£3,125
141Blue Noses GroupIcons of revolution. Stalin2006£3,000 - 5,000
142Viktor DeysunFrom the Depths 42012£2,000 - 3,000£2,500
143Oksana MasDrive2010£10,000 - 15,000£12,500
144Vitaliy and Elena VasilievaUntitled (Centre Georges-Pompidou) from Apocalypse ...2012-13£6,000 - 8,000£68,500
145Oleg TistolKavkaz No. 312002£5,000 - 7,000£10,000
146Komar and MelamidBrass foundry1988£25,000 - 35,000
147Oleg TistolGurzuf2007£3,000 - 5,000£1,625
148Oleg TistolYalta2007£3,000 - 5,000£1,875
149Konstantin KhudyakovUnexpected Return, after Ilya Repin2009£10,000 - 15,000
150George PusenkoffBig Blured Grid 12013£10,000 - 15,000£40,000
151Yuri SolomkoLondon G82008£5,000 - 7,000£3,750
152Maxim MamsikovCall2013-14£4,000 - 6,000£3,750
153AmanitaThree works: Untitled from the series Chiefs2014£6,000 - 8,000£6,875
154Andrei SharovGreen Pedicure2013£12,000 - 15,000£21,250
155Nasser AzamIce Lake2010£15,000 - 20,000£12,500
156Yoshitomo NaraBambi1995£5,000 - 7,000£6,000
157Elizabeth PeytonUntitled (male nude)1990£5,000 - 7,000
158Ernesto CaivanoSolitary Philipore in Shadows II2004£3,000 - 4,000
159Antony GormleyInsider XXIV1999£4,000 - 6,000
160Jacek Tylicki11 Days in the Rushes of the River + Rain, Hoje Riv ...1978£2,000 - 3,000£11,250
161Matt MullicanTwo works: (i) Water (Objects Weigh Less in Water) ...1974£3,000 - 5,000
162Pipilotti RistRemake of the Weekend / Still Stills1998£5,000 - 7,000
163Trenton Doyle HancockThree works: (i) Darkness Baby with Dead Hands, 200 ...£4,000 - 6,000£3,750
164Andro WekuaZungenkuss2004£2,000 - 3,000
165David NoonanUntitled2005£2,000 - 3,000£4,000
166James WellingVI1987-2008£4,000 - 6,000£5,625
167Francesco ClementeYes1989£6,000 - 8,000£6,000
168Yuken TeruyaLVMH (Christian Dior, Hennessy, Pucci, Givenchy, Se ...2005£6,000 - 8,000£10,625
169Laurence JenkellBonbon Bronze Patine Bleue (No. 1834)2012£10,000 - 15,000£31,250
170Bryan HuntCairn #IV1998£8,000 - 12,000
171Michael SailstorferUntitled (trio)2008£8,000 - 12,000
172Rashid JohnsonI Love Music2012£2,000 - 3,000£4,000
173Zilvinas KempinasO22006£10,000 - 15,000
174Yang MaoyuanGaius Julius Caesar2009£6,000 - 8,000£6,000
175Ai WeiweiAi Wei Wei, Art Edition2014£7,000 - 9,000£8,750
176Becky BeasleyNight Music2007£3,000 - 5,000£2,375
177Terence KohThese Decades that We Never Sleep2004£10,000 - 15,000
178Paul LeeUntitled (Podium with Yellow Sack)2005£2,000 - 3,000
179Ken LumRound Table Pizza2007£1,000 - 2,000£1,125
180Les LevineSee Your Mind1995£5,000 - 7,000
181Loris GreaudUnderworks - Black Edit2008-2010£5,000 - 7,000£10,625
182Ryan GanderCork Association K 'And the room was in a huge mess ...2006£4,000 - 6,000
183Mai-Thu PerretFrozen Waves2010£3,000 - 4,000£3,750
184Joachim KoesterOccupied Plots, Abandoned Futures - Twelve (Former) ...2007£4,000 - 6,000£5,000
185Florian SlotawaSG.022006£2,000 - 3,000£813
186Jonathan MonkEye Pictures IV2007£4,000 - 6,000£3,750
187Jonathan MonkAndy Warhol’s Chairman Maos2008£10,000 - 15,000£20,000
188Speedy GraphitoKibour1986£5,000 - 7,000
189Joseph KlibanskyNew Fusion2011£10,000 - 15,000£32,500
190Seen (Richard Mirando)Nobody Can Stop the Silver Surfer2014£15,000 - 20,000£57,500
191Michael BauerBad Harvest2008£4,000 - 6,000£6,875
192Axel GeisMädchen2008£2,000 - 3,000
193Jean-Luc MoermanKate Moss Mariee2007£1,000 - 1,500£1,250
194Lita CabellutCoco2011£10,000 - 15,000£16,250
195Dimitri KosiréBlack Sea2013£5,000 - 7,000£20,000
196Ross BlecknerCourt1975£5,000 - 7,000£11,875
197Torben GiehlerFrom Dusk Till Dawn2003£10,000 - 15,000£7,500
198Peter ZimmermannLines 82002£10,000 - 15,000
199Thomas ZippGreno17ble1997£6,000 - 8,000
200Annie MorrisUntitled2007£3,000 - 5,000
201Jaroslaw ModzelewskiCaritas1998£4,000 - 6,000
202Ena SwanseaSupermodel2005£4,000 - 6,000
203Whitney BedfordStarry Night2004£4,000 - 6,000
204Hiroshi SugitoThe Wave 12003£6,000 - 8,000£6,875
205Russell YoungMarilyn Crying2013£8,000 - 12,000£10,625
206Luisa LambriUntitled (Canoas House, #02)2003£1,500 - 2,500£3,750
207Luisa LambriUntitled (Kaufmann Desert House, b)2002£1,500 - 2,500£2,250
208Sam Taylor-WoodThird Party - Ray and Pauline1999-2000£2,500 - 3,500£4,375
209Gretta Sarfaty MarchantTransformations V1976-2009£1,000 - 2,000£625
210Gosha OstretsovPretzels2008£4,000 - 6,000£2,125
211Clayton BrothersOn Point2008£4,000 - 6,000£4,000
212Philipp Dontsov3D2R from the series Birth Certificate2008£2,000 - 3,000£250
213Hans Op de BeeckEric2008£2,000 - 3,000£4,250
214Keegan McHargueThe Color and Shape of Water2004£1,500 - 2,500£688
215Thomas HirschhornDancing Philosophy: (i) How to Dance Bataille; (ii) ...2007£3,000 - 5,000£625
216Tony TassetSculpture Bench (Banco escultura)1986-87£1,000 - 2,000£6,250
217Dr. LakraUntitled (Bote)2004£2,000 - 3,000£188
218Kate BrinkworthA Window2013£1,000 - 2,000
219Susanne KühnApril2013£1,000 - 2,000
220Marianna GartnerUnicorn in Jar2013£5,000 - 7,000
221Roger SeldenUntitled2008£4,000 - 6,000
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David Ostrowski – F (Terrible Truths), 2012 – sold for 31,250GBP
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David Ostrowski – F (dann lieber nein), 2012 – sold for 18,750GBP
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Mark Flood – Diamond Mirror, 2013 – sold for 25,000GBP
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DR. LAKRA – Untitled-Bote, 2004 – sold for 188GBP
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Michael Staniak – SC-IMG_435, 2013 – sold for 18,750
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Ryan Estep – No. 1 from the series Re-Stretched Black & White, 2013 – sold for 11,875GBP
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Hugh Scott-Douglas – Untitled (HSD_Q04), 2011 – 18,750GBP
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David LaChapelle – Paris Hilton (Hi Bitch, Bye Bitch), Los Angeles, 2004 – sold for 6,875GBP
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Andy Warhol – Toy Series, 1983 – sold for 62,500GBP

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