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Auctionata: Photography & Prints Auction Analysis

  • Auctionata: Photography & Prints Berlin
  • Auctionata: Photography & Prints Berlin
  • Auctionata: Photography & Prints Berlin
April 27, 2015

On April 24, Auctionata Berlin had its Auction No 222. with 91 contemporary artworks on sale. Thirty-four lots were sold in total, making a 37.4 percent of sold lots. Over high estimate were only 2.2 percent of lots of which 2 were sold, making it a 5.9 percent of over high estimate sold lots. Since Auctionata does not sell lots lower than its starting price, it is not surprising that 94.1 percent had its hammer price in the estimate range.  A total of 34 sold artworks swap the owners for $77557 which was 36 percent lower than the sum of  estimates of sold lots ($121141) and 28.9 percent higher than the sum of starting prices ($60168). Especially well did Julian Opie’s Luc and Ludivine Get Married, Mel Ramos’ Caramia Caramello and Richard Serra’s Spoleto Circle with hammer prices over the estimated value.

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The Best Individual Results At Auctionata: Photography And Prints

With the afore mentioned lots which achieved hammer prices above the estimated values, yet another artwork changed the owners hands with a price above the estimated one. Sonia Delaunay-Terk’s Grande Icon I was sold for $2956 (estimated at $2167). Nobuyoshi Araki’s Colorscape from 2007 achieved price of $2781 and the hammer starting price difference of 18.2 percent. The same starting price difference in percentage was seen in the sale of the lot 138, Siegrfried Wittenburg’s Faces of Revolution from 1990, and it was sold for $5138. Nude With a Picasso from Tom Wesselmann with estimated value of $6519 had the hammer price at $4858. Another Mel Ramos’ artwork, Five Flavour Life Savers, was sold at a very good price. With starting price at $2390 and hammer price at $3670, it achieved 91.6 percent hammer price over the starting price. Roy Lichtenstein’s The Bird was sold for $3597, staying 33.8 percent under the estimated value of $5432.

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Highs And Lows of Auctionata: Photography And Prints

Although it was announced as the highlight of the auction, Markus Lüpertz’s Poster Markus Lüpertz, with a starting price at $6519 and estimated price at $13038, was not sold. Lot number 1, Joseph Beuys’ Postcard Honey is Flowing with a starting price at $1500 did not find its buyer.  Four Offset Prints from Christo and Jeanne-Claude were not sold as well as the Antoni Tapies’ Chaise Ficelee from 1984. On the other hand, the best results were seen in the sales of Julian Opie’s Luc and Ludivine Get Married, with a starting price at $3259 and hammer price at $6423, making the 97.1 percent hammer starting price difference. Only two artworks achieved the hammer price over the estimate value: Richard Serra’s Spoleto Circle, estimated at $3694 and sold for $4368 (making the difference of 18.2 percent); and 19 original graphics from Gerhard Wolf for $834.

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Auctionata: Photography and Prints in Details


Lot No.Artist NameArtwork NameYearStarting Price $Estimated Value $Hammer Price $Hammer Estimated Value Difference [%]Hammer Starting Price Difference [%]
1Joseph BeuysHoney Is Flowing197416303259Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
2Joseph BeuysYellow1977239048892686-45.112.4
3Joseph BeuysColor Photo Etching198219563911Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
4Joseph BeuysEap-Pamphlet19808691738Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
5Joseph BeuysPress Proof Beuys & Stüttgen19848691738Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
6Christo & Jeanne-ClaudePartly Signed 20Th C.10862173Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
7ChristoPacked Hay19736521304Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
8Erich Katzmann3 Serigraphs In Colors1972/73435869Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
9A. R. PenckUntitled19563911Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
14Robert GoberMale & Female Genital Wallpaper198921734346Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
15Johnny FriedlaenderComposition19808151630Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
16Camille BryenAbstract Composition435869Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
27Raymond PettibonNo Title (You Have Still)20026521304Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
40Shusaku ArakawaThe Old Story1967435869Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
41Ilya KabakovThe Fly Mascha19926521304702-46.27.7
42Lawrence WeinerSeries Of 4 Color Etchings199321734346Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
43Giulio PaoliniOrison19767611521783-48.52.9
44Jörg Immendorff2 Offset Prints2001326652Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
45Jörg Immendorff2 Offset Prints2001326652Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
46Red GroomsTo The Lighthouse19978691738Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
47Antony MicallefPeace Keeper2007435869Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
48Antony MicallefUzi Lover Ii2007435869448-48.43
49Antony MicallefUzi Lover I2007435869Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
50Josep GuinovartIbiza19907611521Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
51Josep GuinovartBlue I Ocell Vermell19957611521Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
52Luís GordilloAbstract Composition19998151630Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
53Richard LindnerAce Of Clubs19779241847Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
54Eduardo ArroyoJames Joyce19927611521Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
55Eduardo ArroyoDon Juan Y Doña Inés199813042608Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
56Josef Felix MüllerZwerg Mit Trommel1992435869Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
57Donald BaechlerFlower199416303259Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
58Keith SonnierComposition On Gray198010862173Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
59Antoni TàpiesChaise Ficelée1984369761Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
60Antoni TàpiesFromsuite 63 X 901980369761397-47.87.6
61Asger JornDenmark195813042608Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
62Richard SerraSpoleto Circle197218473694436818.2136.5
63Jannis KounellisFish Of Life200026085432Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
64Jannis KounellisLeaves Of A Tree200026085432Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
65Jannis KounellisBirds Of Life200018473694Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
66Hermann NitschLevitikus Ii2010184736942184-40.918.2
67Hermann NitschLevitikus Xi2010184736942184-40.918.2
68Karel AppelPaysage Humains196114122825Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
69CorneilleBird And Woman20005431086Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
70CorneilleHead, Two Birds20005431086Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
71Tom WesselmannNude With Picasso2000325965194858-25.549.1
72Elvira BachWoman With Violet200110862173Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
73Hans ErniYoung Couple Below A Canopyc. 1975369761Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
75Andy WarholStudies For A Boy Bookc. 1956184736941835-50.3-0.6
76Roy LichtensteinThe Birdc. 1950260854323597-33.837.9
77Ernst FuchsThree Aquatint Etchings19905431086Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
78Simon et BrunoFour Art Deco Style Portraits1980s5431086Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
91Nobuyoshi ArakiColorscape2007488997785781-40.918.2
92David HockneySunflowers Ii1995239048892826-42.218.2
93Julian OpieLuc And Ludivine Get Married2007325965196423-1.597.1
94Thomas FlorschuetzTriptych No. 33198913042608Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
95Michelangelo PistolettoTre Porti1980s325965193239-50.3-0.6
96James RosenquistHorse Blinders (West)1972217343462238-48.53
97Alex KatzSelf-Portrait1970435869Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
99Olivier MossetTypographic Composition1990s7611521756-50.3-0.7
100Not VitalPortfolio, Schoppa1996217343462375-45.49.3
101Kurt RegschekUno-City1973-1975489978Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
103Mac ZimmermannFour Graphic Works2nd Half 20th Century435869Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
104Otto Herbert HajekLetters19656521304Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
107Gerhard WolfEin Blatt Für C.W.19943697618349.6126
108Peter Proksch7 Radierungen Zur Griech. Mythologie19706521304671-48.52.9
109Portfolio, Das Lithographische QuartettPresumably 1979435869Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
110Collection of Four Graphics in Colors1939 to 1992489978Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
111Collection of 7 Etchings and One India Ink Drawing1970s7061412Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
1124 GraphicsWer Hat Angst Vor Rot, Grün Und Blau?1969-19716521304648-50.3-0.6
113Gilbert & GeorgeEdition Death Hope Life Fear1984/905431086540-50.3-0.6
114Mimmo Paladino7 Aquatints In, Mathematica2001239048892462-49.63
115ShivaTile Motif Designsc. 1970435869Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
116Keith HaringVasespirit Of Art, Villeroy & Boch1992435869Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
117Daniel SpoerriTable Ready Laid1990s76115211080-2941.9
118Chéri SambaMedecine De Brousse1996325965193358-48.53
119Jim DineThe Philadelphia Heart19846521304Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
120Markus LüpertzPoster Markus Lüpertz1984651913038Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
128Mel RamosFive Flavour Fannie (Life Savers)2006239048893670-24.953.6
129Mel RamosCaramia Caramello2007239048894882-0.1104.3
130Erin ConeFalter2010435869702-19.261.4
131Ruud van EmpelStudy For Women 24 N° 62000163032591791-459.9
132After George BarrisMarilyn Monroe2006217435Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
133After Jeff KoonsTwo Ball 50/50 Tank201254310861007-7.385.5
134Clegg & GuttmanContinuous Power Lines19897611521783-48.52.9
135Candida HöferEx Libris, Book And Photograph2008/200910862173Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
136Benjamin KatzPhotographies1977-1988119523901231-48.53
137Robert BarryCrying Baby1993108621731080-50.3-0.6
138Siegfried WittenburgFaces Of Revolution1990434686925138-40.918.2
139Siegfried WittenburgJunge Frauen Vor Der Stasi198910862173Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
140Peter BrüchmannAt Sredzki Street In Berlin196414122825Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
141Peter BrüchmannView Across The Berlin Wall196310862173Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
TOTAL (Sold lots):6016812114177557-3628.9


Total number of lots:91
Number of sold lots:34
Sold lots [%]:37.4
Number of sold lots over high estimate:2
Over high estimate (Total) [%]:2.2
Over high estimate (Sold) [%]:5.9
Number of sold lots in range between starting price and estimated value:32
In range between starting price and estimated value (Sold) [%]:94.1
Results were under the spread of [%]:50.3

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Joseph Beuys – Yellow Serigraph in Collors, 1977, (lot 2)
Joseph Beuys – Postcard Honey is Flowing, 1974, (lot 1)
Joan Miro – Le Lezard aux Plumes Dor Color, 1971, (lot 19)
Gerhard Wolf – Ein Blatt fur C.W., 19 Original Graphics, 1994, (lot 107)
David Hockney – Sunflowers II, 1995, (lot 92)
Christo and Jaune Claude – 4 offset Prints, (lot 6)
Antoni Tapies – Chaise Ficelee, 1984, (lot 59)
Nobuyoshi Araki – Colorscape, 2007, (lot 91)
Tom Wesselmann – Nude With Picasso, 2000, (lot 71)
Thomas Florschuetz – Triptych No 33, 1989, (lot 94)
Siegfried Wittenburg – Faces of Revolution, 1990, (lot 138)
Salvador Dali – Laser Unicorn (detail), 1974, (lot 30)
Roy Lichtenstein – The Bird (detail), 1950, (lot 76)
Mel Ramos – Five Flavour Life Savers, 2006, (lot 128)

Featured images:

Julian Opie – Luc and Ludivine Get Married, 2007, (lot 93)

Mel Ramos – Caramia Caramello, 2007, (lot 129)

Richard Serra – Spoleto Circle, 1972, (lot 62)

Also in slider:

Sonia Delaunay – Grande Icone, 1970, (lot 11)

Markus Luepertz – Poster, 1984, (lot 120)

James Rosenquist – Horse Blinders West, 1972, (lot 96)

Images are courtesy of Auctionata.