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Christie's: First Open / LDN Auction Analysis

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March 29, 2015

On Thursday, March 26, at Christie’s auction house in London an auction of Post-War and Contemporary art First Open / LDN has been held. This auction in South Kensington, among other paintings, contained an important private Asian collection, and had focused on several important works by Lee Ufan and Yayoi Kusama. Apart from them, Alexander Calder’s, Fredrik Værslev’s, Georg Baselitz’s and Otto Piene’s works had pretty successful sales in, overall, pretty calm auction, where hammer prices did not deviate much from their estimated ranges.

Otto Piene – Big Black Seed, 1967 (Lot 57)

Christie’s: First Open / LDN – The Overview

Out of 194 total lots at Christe’s First Open / LND, 153 were sold, or pretty good 78.9 percent. Out of those 153, 48 lots changed hands for prices that were above their high estimated values (24.7 percent of total, or 31.4 percent of sold lots). Statistically, most sold lots had hammer prices in range of estimated values (56 lots, or 36.6 percent of sold lots), and the rest of 49 lots were sold under their low estimated prices (32 percent of sold lots). All in all, 153 lots were sold for total of $2.92 million, which was $420,000 short of the sum of high estimates, but more than $600,000 above the sum of low estimates. In fact, the sum of hammer prices for sold lots was a hair above ($14,000) the sum of low estimates for all lots – the sold and the unsold ones.

Mario Merz – Seifenblasende Kuh (Soap Blowing Cow), circa 1980 (detail) (Lot 71)

The Winners of Christie’s: First Open / LDN

The biggest hammer price of the day had Lee Ufan’s From Line No 780231, that was sold for $282,530. However, that was not as good result as was expected. The estimated range for this lot was $296,400 – $444,600, so the hammer price had -36.5 percent difference between the hammer price and the high estimated price, and -4.7 percent difference on its low estimate. Also, this was the only lot that was sold for more than $200,000. The next highest hammer price had Fredrik Værslev’s Untitled (Canopy), which was sold for $133,830, which was significantly better than the estimated range ($88,920 – $118,560). Alexander Calder’s Népal was very successful, as it achieved hammer price that doubled high estimate – the estimated range was $37,050 – $51,870, and it was sold for $104,090. Another Ufan’s work, From Point No 780101, was sold for $86,246 just bellow high estimate ($88,920), while Otto Piene’s Big Black Seed changed owners for price that was way above high estimate – it was sold for $74,350, and the estimated range was $32,604 – $41,496. Georg Baselitz’s Albert Einstein went for $74,350, just $250 above low estimate, and Mario Merz’s Seifenblasende Kuh (Soap Blowing Cow) was sold for $66,915, or with +50.5 percent difference on its high estimate. When we talk about that difference, the most successful lot was Hermann Goepfert’s Untitled, with +276.3 percent (sold for $44,610). Gerhard Richter’s Bouquet ($16,357) had + 267.9 percent difference, Anish Kapoor’s Untitled ($4,461) had +201 and Zbigniew Rogalski’s Death of Partisan 1 ($8,178) had +175.9 percent difference.

Lee Ufan – From Point No. 780101, 1978 (detail) (Lot 24)

The Unsold and the Unsuccessful Ones

Matthew Day Jackson’s Anatormica Man was estimated $51,870 – $66,690 and wasn’t sold – it was the highest estimated lot that didn’t change owners at Christie’s auction. Günther Förg’s Untitled and Doug Aitken’s plateau both had the same estimated range ($44,460 – $59,280), and both went unsold. When it comes to the biggest (negative) difference between hammer prices and low estimates, Till Gerhard’s Wochenendhaus (Weekend House) had -85 percent difference, and Mat Chivers’ Home was even worse with -89.9 percent difference.

Please, scroll down to see the detailed information for every lot that was on auction on Wednesday at Christie’s.

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Christie's: First Open / LDN In Details

Total number of lots:194
Number of sold lots:153
Sold lots [%]:78.9
Number of sold lots over high estimate:48
Over high estimate (Total) [%]:24.7
Over high estimate (Sold) [%]:31.4
Number of sold lots in range of estimated values:56
In range of estimated values (Sold) [%]:36.6
Number of sold lots under low estimate:49
Under low estimate (Sold) [%]:32
Results were under estimate spread of [%]:30.9
Lot No.Artist NameArtwork NameLow Estimate $High Estimate $Hammer Price $Hammer High Estimate Difference [%]Hammer Low Estimate Difference [%]
1Sachin Kaeley (B. 1982)Untitled444674102528-65.9-43.1
2Bethan Huws (B. 1961)Untitled (Social Problems within the Art World)222337053271-11.747.1
3Michael Staniak (B. 1982)Untitled103741482010409-29.80.3
4Parker Ito (B. 1986)4SS222302964022305-24.70.3
5Ida Ekblad (B. 1980)Missing Pages10374148201635710.457.7
6Tauba Auerbach (B. 1981)Untitled14822964Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
7Brendan Lynch (B. 1985)Italian Tabloid889211856Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
8Nicolas Deshayes (B. 1983)Acids (3)592888925205-41.5-12.2
9Sam Falls (B. 1984)Untitled (Palms, Green)103741482010409-29.80.3
10Elad Lassry (B. 1977)Selkirk Rex, LaPerm1185617784Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
11Elad Lassry (B. 1977)Red Snapper592888924164-53.2-29.8
12Nicholas Hatfull (B. 1984)Nutrition Highlights (Different Toucan)59288892Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
13Storm Tharp (B. 1970)Jodie Jill8892118569666-18.58.7
14Toby Ziegler (B. 1972)Saint Sebastian2964044460446100.350.5
15Lucy McKenzie (B. 1977)Untitled118561778411153-37.3-5.9
16Dexter Dalwood (B. 1960)Greenham Common148202223011896-46.5-19.7
17Sturtevant (1924-2014)Warhol Flowers444605928052045-12.217.1
18Andy Warhol (1928-1987)Camouflage518706669052045-220.3
19Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)(i)-(iii) Untitled14820222303568860.5140.8
20Alexander Calder (1898-1976)Népal3705051870104090100.7180.9
21Yayoi Kusama (B. 1929)Nets 413705051870520450.340.5
22Yayoi Kusama (B.1929)Infinity Nets266763260429740-8.811.5
23Lee Ufan (B. 1936)From Line No 780231296400444600282530-36.5-4.7
24Lee Ufan (B. 1936)From Point No 780101592808892086246-345.5
25Kim Tschang-Yeul (B. 1929)Waterdrops ENS 212592808892059480-33.10.3
26Fredrik Værslev (B. 1979)Untitled (Canopy)8892011856013383012.950.5
27Ethan Cook (B. 1983)Untitled #1910374148208922-39.8-14
28Markus Amm (B. 1969)Untitled741010374Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
29Louis Eisner (B. 1988)Knuckleheads THEWEIGHTHASBEENLIFTED Knuckleheads 1444607410059480-19.733.8
30Raphael Hefti (B. 1978)Untitled (from the series ‘Subtraction as Addition’)7410103741263921.870.6
31Xylor Jane (B. 1963)Scott Ross29644446550223.885.6
32John Armleder (B. 1948)La Locanda592808892059480-33.10.3
33Gerhard Richter (B. 1932)Domecke I (Cathedral Corner I)11856177843271484175.9
34Gerhard Richter (B. 1932)Teydelandschaft (Teide Landscape)29644446743567.2150.8
35Gerhard Richter (B. 1932)Bouquet2964444616357267.9451.9
36Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997)Laßt die Unterwäsche an, ich hab nicht die Zeit, alles zu begreifen (Keep the underwear on, I...177842667616357-38.7-8
37Jörg Immendorff (1945-2007)Untitled296404446029740-33.10.3
38Georg Baselitz (B. 1938)Albert Einstein7410010374074350-28.30.3
39Isa Genzken (B. 1948)Untitled592888924461-49.8-24.7
40Georg Baselitz (B. 1938)(i) Die große Nacht im Eimer (Remix) (The Big Night in the Bucket (Remix)) (ii) Der neue Typ...11856177849666-45.6-18.5
41On Kawara (1933-2014)I Am Still Alive4446741014870100.7234.5
42Joseph Beuys (1921-1986)Capri-Batterie103741482010409-29.80.3
43Allan McCollum (B. 1944)Untitled296444464758760.5
44Allan McCollum (B. 1944)Incidental to the Action222329641338-54.9-39.8
45Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (B. 1955)A Letter from a Birmingham City Jail (after Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr)148202223014870-33.10.3
46Al Taylor (1948-1999)Untitled (Counting Without Riggers)741010374111537.550.5
47Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)Windows118561778411896-33.10.3
48Michael Buthe (1944–1994), Kazuo Katase (B. 1947), Juan Muñoz (1953-2001), Bruce Nauman (B. 1941), Pekka Nevalainen (B. 1951...Documenta Edition 1992 (i) Thérèse d'Avila, (Michael Buthe) (ii) Umweltkatastrophe, (Kazuo ...889211856Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
49Allen Ruppersberg (B. 1944)Siste Viator (Stop Traveler)444674104164-43.8-6.3
50John Waters (B. 1946)Artistically Incorrect29644446817883.9175.9
51John Divola (B. 1949)Zuma #16444674104164-43.8-6.3
52Dan Graham (B. 1942)Glass Office Building, Los Angeles, California444659283569-39.8-19.7
53Imi Knoebel (B. 1940)Projections177842667617844-33.10.3
54Idris Khan (B. 1978)Struggling to Hear After Ludwig van Beethoven Sonatas370505187047584-8.328.4
55Hermann Goepfert (1926-1982)Untitled88921185644610276.3401.7
56François Morellet (B. 1926)Sphère-Trame118561778416357-838
57Otto Piene (1928-2014)Big Black Seed32604414967435079.2128
58Otto Piene (1928-2014)Orange Fire29640444605948033.8100.7
59Günther Förg (1952-2013)Untitled4149651870Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
60Günther Förg (1952-2013)Untitled4446059280Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
61Sam Francis (1923-1994)Untitled1482022230Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
62Sam Francis (1923-1994)Untitled2223029640Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
63César (1921-1998)Interview177842667625245-5.442
64Yves Klein (1928-1962)Table rose1778426676267660.350.5
65Serge Poliakoff (1906-1969)Composition abstraite296404446026766-39.8-9.7
66Maurice Estève (1904-2001)Untitled148202223020818-6.440.5
67Karel Appel (1921-2006)Untitled148202223020818-6.440.5
68Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)Nana Vase2667632604Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
69Manolo Millares (1926 - 1972)Composition Noir, Rose et Rouge118561778412639-28.96.6
70Manolo Millares (1926-1972)Mutilado de Paz (Mutilated Peace)148202223014126-36.5-4.7
71Mario Merz (1925-2003)Seifenblasende Kuh (Soap Blowing Cow)29640444606691550.5125.8
72Arman (1928-2005)La Fenice n 1 (Phoenix)7410103741784472140.8
73Alberto Burri (1915-1995)Untitled14820222303271447.2120.7
74Michaël Borremans (B. 1963)De Mystieke Congregatie der Edelmoedigen (The Mystique Congregation of the Noblemen)444674101189660.5167.6
75Antoni Clavé (1913-2005)Untitled8892118568922-24.70.3
76Antoni Tàpies (B. 1923-2012)Trois Taches Rouges (Three Red Marks)148202223014870-33.10.3
77Miquel Barceló (B. 1957)Five Islands10374148208178-44.8-21.2
78Panayiotis Vassilakis Takis (B. 1925)Signal11856177842230525.488.1
79Markus Amm (B. 1969)Grey #2592888925205-41.5-12.2
80Ned Vena (B. 1982)(i)-(iii) Untitled370505187026766-48.4-27.8
81Anna Ostoya (B. 1978)Exposures: 20022011518766694461-33.1-14
82Callum Innes (B. 1962)Exposed Painting Light Grey on White1185617784193318.763
83Shirazeh Houshiary (B. 1955)Untitled592888925205-41.5-12.2
84Becky Beasley (B. 1975)Glen Herbert Gold44467410Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
85Christian Rosa (B. 1982)Untitled444607410022305-69.9-49.8
86Gregor Hildebrandt (B. 1974)All Cats Are Grey (Cure)1037414820148700.343.3
87Anna Betbeze (B. 1980)Savanna889211856Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
88Alexandra Bircken (B. 1967)Unit 1741010374Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
89Wolfgang Tillmans (B. 1968)(i) Day Disco (Left) (ii) Day Disco (Right)518766695205-220.3
90Wolfgang Tillmans (B. 1968)Sammlung29644446565027.190.6
91Mircea Cantor (B. 1977)Talking Mirror1482022230Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
92Gabriel Orozco (B. 1962)(i) Cuatro Parques (Four Parks) (ii) Follaje (Foliage)177842667617844-33.10.3
93Anri Sala (B. 1974)(i) Untitled (Ball) (ii) Untitled (Ball and Lion)889211856Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
94Anri Sala (B. 1974)31º - 131º59288892Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
95Helene Appel (B. 1976)Tender Leaf Salad29644446Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
96Latifa Echakhch (B. 1974)Danse Macabre1037414820Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
97James Balmforth (B. 1980)Phase Boundary #4518766695650-15.38.9
98Roman Liška (B. 1980)Untitled (Silver Dazzle Orange Mesh)592888925650-36.5-4.7
99Jimmy Merris (B. 1983)Self Portrait with Swimming Goggles444674102379-67.9-46.5
100Marisa Olson (B. 1977)Untitled (from the series Time Capsules)11861778743-58.2-37.4
101Oskar Rink (B. 1980)Der Gedanke (color) (The Thought) (color)296444462974-33.10.3
102Felix Baudenbacher (B. 1977)Gradient Edges Blue370551873271-36.9-11.7
103Michaela Zimmer (B. 1964)140801592888922974-66.6-49.8
104Nathaniel Rackowe (B. 1975)SP217410103744758-54.1-35.8
105Cerith Wyn Evans (B. 1958)Meanwhile across town118561778411896-33.10.3
106Cerith Wyn Evans (B. 1958)(i) Figures in a Landscape #2 (ii) Figures in a Landscape #3444674104164-43.8-6.3
107Cindy Sherman (B. 1954)Untitled #3122964044460Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
108Chantal Joffe (B. 1969)Black Camisole17784266763271422.684
109Wolfgang Tillmans (B. 1968)Womb296444463271-26.410.4
110Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (B. 1977)Roses10374148209666-34.8-6.8
111Katherine Bernhardt (B. 1975)Anna Barrios Pucci Bikini Print592888921487067.2150.8
112Rachel Howard (B. 1969)Franz1778426676Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
113Matthew Day Jackson (B. 1974)Anatormica Man5187066690Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
114Raymond Pettibon (b. 1957)Untitled (The question is)10374148202379260.5129.3
115Nick Van Woert (B. 1979)Bathroom1185617784Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
116Rebecca Horn (B. 1944)Capuzzelle 14446741014870100.7234.5
117Rebecca Horn (B. 1944)La Nuit de Walpurgis I (Walpurgis Night I)444674104461-39.80.3
118Nigel Cooke (B. 1973)On the Block (i) Smoking Rabbit (ii) Geo Party (iii) Go Home (iv) Bring Out the Dead (v)...444674104461-39.80.3
119Liam Gillick (B. 1964)Resisted Production14820222302527913.770.6
120Damien Hirst (B. 1965) Abacus - The Dream is Dead 296404446028253-36.5-4.7
121Tacita Dean (B. 1965)Teignmouth Electron, Cayman Brac296444464758760.5
122Glenn Brown (B. 1966)The Dead1482022230Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
124Phyllida Barlow (B. 1944)Untitled (Chair)44467410Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
125Marc Quinn (B. 1964)Drowned World3705518756508.952.5
126Jake and Dinos Chapman (B. 1966 & B. 1962)UHM008444659284758-19.77
127Jake and Dinos Chapman (B. 1966 & B. 1962)Minderwertigkinder (Class of 2011) (i) Elephant Child (ii) Witch Child (iii) Chicken Chil...296444462677-39.8-9.7
128Michael Fullerton (B. 1971)David Milligan (Surveillance Specialist, Glasgow City Council, Housing Benefit Anti-Fraud Uni...741010374Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
129Lucy McKenzie (B. 1977)Untitled8892118561338312.950.5
130Fiona Banner (B. 1966)Group444674106691-9.750.5
131Sarah Lucas (B. 1962)Is Suicide Genetic?1037414820148700.343.3
132Tracey Moffatt (B. 1959)Guapa (Goodlooking) Series44465928921955.5107.4
133Martina Steckholzer (B. 1974)Exile148229641190-59.9-19.7
134Martina Steckholzer (B. 1974)Turbine148229641264-57.4-14.7
135Hiroshi Sugimoto (B. 1948)Asahi Breweries - Philippe Starck118561778411896-33.10.3
136Gregory Crewdson (B. 1962)Untitled (Girl in Window)592888925650-36.5-4.7
137Doug Aitken (B. 1968)(i) the mirror #1 (ii) the mirror #2 (iii) the mirror #3 (iv) the mirror #41778426676Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
138Doug Aitken (B. 1968)plateau4446059280Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
139Tomás Saraceno (B. 1973)Untitled (Study for 14 Billions)1037414820Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
140Olafur Eliasson (B. 1967)Untitled (Iceland Series)1037414820Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
141Olafur Eliasson (B. 1967)Eye See You444605928044610-24.70.3
142Tony Oursler (B. 1957)Viz370505187047584-8.328.4
143Michael Bauer (B. 1973)Pol 1 (Smart Estrus)444659284758-19.77
144Nicholas Hatfull (B. 1984)Like Carra Sings14822964Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
145Henning Bohl (B. 1975)Garden of Theory History59288892Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
146Dexter Dalwood (B. 1960)Auden1185617784Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
147John Kørner (B. 1967)The Ice1185617784Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
148Stefan Kürten (B. 1963)The Silence10374148201635710.457.7
149Bjarne Melgaard (B. 1967)Untitled88921185610409-12.217.1
150Jonathan Meese (B. 1971)TOTAL DUTY, PUT IT IN YOUR MOUTH, BABY, go home to HUMPTY DUMPTY, don't cry222302964014870-49.8-33.1
151Jonathan Meese (B. 1971)Edmond Dantès296444463271-26.410.4
152Jonathan Meese (B. 1971)Edmond Dantès296444462974-33.10.3
153Matta (1911-2002)VUS1482022230Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
154Antoni Tàpies (1923-2012)Forma de Cama (Form of Leg)7410103741263921.870.6
155Antoni Tàpies (1923-2012)Dibujo con ángulo (Drawing with Angle)5928889289220.350.5
156Antony Gormley (B. 1950)Learning to Think7410103748178-21.210.4
157Anish Kapoor (B. 1954)Untitled103714824461201330.2
158Giuseppe Penone (B. 1947)Spazio di Luce (Space of Light)148229642230-24.850.5
159Ernesto Caivano (B. 1972)Blind Spots in Shadows 12222337051487-59.9-33.1
160Michelangelo Pistoletto (B. 1933)Frattali741010374Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
161Zbigniew Rogalski (B. 1974)Death of Partisan 1148229648178175.9451.8
162Pavel Pepperstein (B. 1966)Night in Village (after Wedding)592888925948-33.10.3
163Marcin Maciejowski (B. 1974)Od Kogo to Zalezy (Who Does it Rely on)8892118569666-18.58.7
164Uwe Kowski (B. 1963)Ware29644446669150.5125.7
165José-María Cano (B. 1959)Rev Martin Luther King Jr177842667619331-27.58.7
166David Salle (b. 1952)Untitled2964444644610.350.5
167Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)Working Drawing for Smoking Cigarette #159288892Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
168Panayiotis Vassilakis Takis (B. 1925)Magnetic Wall-The Forth Dimension7410103747138-31.2-3.7
169Rainer Fetting (B. 1949)Imagine NY10374133382230567.2115
170Cornelius Quabeck (B. 1974)Jugend (Youth)14822964818-72.4-44.8
171Boo Ritson (B. 1969)The Sunbather741010374Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
172Jack Pierson (B. 1960)Betrayal370551873271-36.9-11.7
173Katharina Grosse (B. 1961)Untitled88921185625279113.2184.3
174Anselm Reyle (B. 1970)Untitled444607410059480-19.733.8
175Jason Martin (b. 1970)Madonna8892118568922-24.70.3
176Aaron Curry (B. 1972)Untitled17784266767435-72.1-58.2
177Nate Lowman (b. 1979)Human Traffic, South America aka The Last Supper for Art & Language7410103745948-42.7-19.7
178Zak Smith (B. 1976)Untitled889211856Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
179Phoebe Unwin (B. 1979)The Shape of Humans296444461115-74.9-62.4
180Phoebe Unwin (B. 1979)Couples296444462974-33.10.3
181Ryan Mosley (B. 1980)Holy Man592888925205-41.5-12.2
182Phillip Allen (b. 1967)Nimzzo296444463866-1330.4
183Fermin Aguayo (1926 - 1977)Composition2964444610409134.1251.2
184Antonio Henrique Amaral (B. 1935)Banana No 838892118561487025.467.2
185Vik Muniz (B. 1961)Still Life (Morning in the Mountains, after Caspar David Friedrich) (from Pictures of Magazin...2667632604Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
186Dirk Skreber (B. 1961)Untitled (Green Sofa)1482022230Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
187Till Gerhard (B. 1971)Wochenendhaus (Weekend House)44467410669-91-85
188Jeff Koons (B. 1955)(i) Lips (ii) Split-Rocker296444462826-36.4-4.7
189Thomas Scheibitz (B. 1968)Untitled444659284461-24.70.3
190George Condo (B. 1957)After Arcimboldo148202223014870-33.10.3
191David Ratcliff (B. 1970)Man With No Name14822964743-74.9-49.9
192Ann Christopher (B. 1947)Found Line148229641487-49.80.3
193Ann Christopher (B. 1947)Found Line - 5222337053271-11.747.1
194Mat Chivers (B. 1973)Home29644446298-93.3-89.9
195Ben Hendy (B. 1990)Welcome to No 1222233705595-83.9-73.2
TOTAL (Sold lots):230747433718462917455-13.526.4

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Günther Förg – Untitled, 2001 (detail) (Lot 60)
Georg Baselitz – Albert Einstein, 2003 (detail) (Lot 38)
Doug Aitken – Plateau, 2002 (Lot 138)
Damien Hirst – Abacus – The Dream is Dead, 2007 (detail) (Lot 120)
Andy Warhol – Camouflage, 1986 (detail) (Lot 18)
Alexander Calder – Népal, 1973 (detail) (Lot 20)
Alberto Burri – Untitled, 1981 (Lot 73)
Tony Oursler – Viz, 2005 (detail) (Lot 142)
Sturtevant – Warhol Flowers, 1964-1968 (detail) (Lot 17)
Ned Vena – (i)-(iii) Untitled, 2011 (detail) (Lot 80)

Matthew Day Jackson – Anatormica Man, 2011 (Lot 113)

Anselm Reyle – Untitled, 2012 (Lot 174)

Featured images: Lee Ufan – From Line No 780231, 1978 (Lot 23) and Otto Piene – Orange Fire, 1973 (Lot 58)

Also in slider: – Yayoi Kusama – Nets 41, 1997 (Lot 21) – John Armleder – La Locanda, 2007 (detail) (Lot 32) – Idris Khan – Struggling to Hear… After Ludwig van Beethoven Sonatas, 2005 (detail) (Lot 54) – Christian Rosa – Untitled, 2014 (detail) (Lot 85)

All images courtesy of Christie’s