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Auction Analysis: Digard – Art Contemporain Urbain 2014

  • Digard - Art Contemporain Urbain
December 21, 2014

Some days ago, we have presented a detail preview of the Digard auction held on December 14th 2014. This week, Widewalls team brings you the results of the auction, showing the most interesting highlights, descriptions of particular lots and all the relevant figures. A large number of pieces have found new owners, some interesting artwork remained unsold and there was a fair share of exciting results…

Digard - Art Contemporain Urbain
Jef Aerosol – Chuuuttt, 2011

What do the Figures Say?

The December 2014 Digard auction results do represent an interesting set of figures to think about, especially for all those collectors following the market path of certain pieces. But, before we have a look at the artwork and the performance of the pieces by certain artists, let us have a glance at the big picture. Out of the total of 190 lots, 127 pieces have been sold (66.84%). A number of 62 pieces have been sold for a price which was over the high estimate. This represents almost 68% of the total pieces and 49% of the sold ones. 50 pieces (which is 39.37% of the sold lots) were sold for a price which is in the range of estimated values. Finally, only 12 pieces have been sold under the low estimated price (which represents 9.45% of all the sold pieces. All of this transpired into the total figures which go as following: total sum of hammerprices came to the number of €928,384, making the difference with the sum of high estimated prices (€1,393,850) to be 33.39%; however if we look at the sum of hammerprices of sold lots (€806,450) we have a positive difference of 15.12%.

The Great Seventeen and Other Highlights

There was a number of artist’s whose pieces went for prices which were higher than the estimated high price. In this regard, the works of seventeen artists represent the highlight of the auction: El Seed, JR, Jeff Aerosol, Martin Whatson, Nick Walker, Miss. Tic, Keith Haring, Faile, Cope 2, Banksy, JonOne, Dran, C215, Inkie, Futura, Rammellzee and Shepard Fairey. Perhaps it is no surprise that the street art superstars’ works such as those by Banksy, Inkie, Rammellzee, Futura, Inkie and C215, to name only a few, got sold for prices which in average higher than the high estimated prices. Also, not representing a surprise maybe, but nevertheless quite interesting facts: Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Dr Jekyll / Mr Hyde 1931 went for €21,692 (had been estimated to go as high as €9,000); on the other hand, Keith Haring averages at 41.82% over high estimates (although his Untitled piece from 1986, which was estimated to go for a price between €200,000 and €250,000, didn’t sell). As for the other unsold works, it’s interesting that pieces by Futura (American Pie, 2010) and KAWS (Don’t try this dance move…, 2007) didn’t find new owners. Also, the Untitled bag piece from 2006 by Os Gemeos, estimated to go for a price as high as €45,000, didn’t sell during the auction. Finally, when talking about the unsold pieces, when it comes to the most successful artist in number sold lots – Shepard Fairey – two Sid Vicious pieces from 2013 didn’t find new owners…

Digard - Art Contemporain Urbain
JR – Karsher, 2007

Shepard Fairey, JR, El Seed, Martin Whatson and Jeff Aerosol

When it comes to certain artists and pieces, we divert your attention to some of the instances of the auction which we found especially interesting. First up, and probably the most obvious, is the success of the Shepard Fairey pieces – most notably Peace Lotus (2008) and MLK – Martin Luther King (2004) which reached hammerprices of €24,244 and €26,158, respectively. Pieces by the famous photographer JR also exceeded their high estimated prices – Action in Kesennuma (2013) and Karsher (2007) were sold for €1,276 and €29, 986. The Untitled piece from 2012 by El Seed was also a major success, achieving the hammer price of €17,864 (the high estimate was €8,000). Set of beautiful skatedecks, titled Chuuuttt (2011) by the French urban artist Jef Aerosol, estimated to go as high as €700, reached a hammer price of €1,531. We finish with the info on the works by the talented Martin Watson. His Ticket (2012) achieved a price of €3,955, which is almost double of the high estimated price. As for Punk’s Not Dead (2010), the hammerprice was €2,807, exceeding the high estimated price by 40.35%. Be sure to check out the detailed figures of the auction analysis on the next page!

Next page: Detailed Auction Figures

Digard - Art Contemporain Urbain
Shepard Fairey – MLK – Martin Luther King, 2004
Digard - Art Contemporain Urbain
El Seed – Untitled, 2012 – detail
Digard - Art Contemporain Urbain
Martin Whatson – Ticket, 2012

Featured image: Shepard Fairey – Peace Lotus, 2008 – detail [mc4wp_form]

  • Digard - Art Contemporain Urbain

Detailed Auction Figures

Number of sold lots:127
Sold lots [%]:66.84
Number of sold lots over high estimate:62
Over high estimate (Total) [%]:67.89
Over high estimate (Sold) [%]:48.82
Number of sold lots in range of estimated values:50
In range of estimated values (Sold) [%]:39.37
Number of sold lots under low estimate:12
Under low estimate (Sold) [%]:9.45
Lot No.Artist NameArtwork NameLow Estimate €High Estimate €Hammerprice €Hammer High Estimate Difference [%]Hammer Low Estimate Difference [%]
1C215Sans titre, 200818002500331732.6884.28
2STATICMoments of Clarity: Graffiti Hearts, 2011180025002041-18.3613.39
3INKIEInk Nouveau, 201418002500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
4PURE EVILFrank Sinatra’s Nightmare - Vertigo Ava, Blue, 2014180025001914-23.446.33
5EDDIE COLLASPC-5, 201420003000395531.8397.75
6FUTURA 2000Tidal Pointman Black, 200015002000319059.5112.67
7MARTIN WHATSONTicket, 201215002000395597.75163.67
8REROSans titre (RVB? CMJN), 2010180025001914-23.446.33
9VINZ FEEL FREEFracking: Cupyd and Psyche in oil, 2014150020001786-10.719.07
10HERAKUTPersonnages, 200880012001084-9.6735.5
11BANKSYChoose Your Weapon – Dark Purple - AP, 20101500020000216928.4644.61
12NICK WALKERBeaumarchais, 2014100001500010208-31.952.08
13CLET ABRAHAMTunnel, 2012150020001531-23.452.07
14MARTIN WHATSONPunk’s Not Dead, 201015002000280740.3587.13
15D*FACEMarilyn, 2007400060004083-31.952.08
16BEEJOIROil Can Canvas, 201020003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
17DATE FARMERSPlayboy Bunny, 200718002200Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
18C215Le Regard500070006380-8.8627.6
19PURE EVILYou Can't Buy Happiness Steal It, 2014150025002296-8.1653.07
20INDIE 184So Alive 2, 201315002000267933.9578.6
21COPE 2Train miniature, 2013700900165884.22136.86
22MYLES CARTERSans titre, 2009700900Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
23JOSE PARLA184th St. Eureka Blvd, 2002400060004083-31.952.08
24COPE 2Train miniature, 20137009002169141209.86
25COPE 2Extras, 2014300050003828-23.4427.6
26AMANDA MARIEConsider the Consequences, 2014200025002296-8.1614.8
27DEEDEE CHERIELThat Where There is Discord I May Bring Harmony, 201425003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
28WK INTERACTStruggle 2, 201330005000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
29HUSHFemme fatale, 2013600080007656-4.327.6
30SWOONAlixa & Naima, 201060008000918714.8453.12
31SHEPARD FAIREYJohn and Yoko, 2010400060004848-19.221.2
32SHEPARD FAIREYPower, 20111200015000153122.0827.6
33RAMMELLZEEIkonoklast Panzerism letter "B", 1987600080006635-17.0610.58
34QUIKStripes III, 198360008000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
35BABSSans titre, 201410001200Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
36RAMMELLZEEEquation Note! Namid Foe, Rare Square, 1986800012000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
37PANTONIOCanarios, 2014300050003828-23.4427.6
37.AETHOSSans titre, 2008100020001276-36.227.6
38JONONEComposition, 201412000150001977831.8564.82
39EL SEEDSans titre, 20126000800017864123.3197.73
40CONOR HARRINGTONExit Strategy, 2006250003500028710-17.9714.84
41BOM.KVandal Monster, 2013700090008932-0.7627.6
42DRANPoulet - dinosaure, 201110001200204170.08104.1
43DRANHurting Image, 2010800010000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
44BANKSYChoose Your Weapon - Magenta, 201015000200002296814.8453.12
45FUTURA 2000American Pie, 2010800012000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
46SHEPARD FAIREYSid superman, 201330005000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
47SHEPARD FAIREYSid spray, 2013- HPM30005000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
48INVADERALIAS PA_415, 20108000100001505650.5688.2
49SHEPARD FAIREYBy Any Means Necessary, 2007500070005104-27.092.08
50BANKSYLove Is In The Air - AP, 200318000220003317650.884.31
51SHEPARD FAIREYRevolution Girl, 200590001200011484-4.327.6
52SHEPARD FAIREYObey Billboard Consume, 2008 -AP300050003445-31.114.83
53SHEPARD FAIREYConstructivist Banner, 2011600080006380-20.256.33
54DONDI WHITEBlue Skies, 19832500030000319006.3327.6
55JRAction in Kesennuma, 2013700900127641.7882.29
56JRKarsher, 200770001000029986199.86328.37
57BANKSYAngry Crows, 2003600008000011611645.1593.53
58KEITH HARINGSans titre - Untitled (For Nancy), 1988300050004721-5.5857.37
59OS GEMEOSSans titre, 20063500045000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
59.AKEITH HARINGSans titre - Untitled, 198940006000701816.9775.45
60KEITH HARINGSans titre - Untitled, 19892500030000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
61KEITH HARINGSans titre, 1986200000250000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
62JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIATDr Jekyll / Mr Hyde 1931, 19887000900021692141.02209.89
63SHEPARD FAIREYEnchanting Sounds, 20111200015000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
64BANKSYHappy Choppers, 20031200015000153122.0827.6
65SHEPARD FAIREYPeace Lotus, 200810000150002424461.63142.44
66SHEPARD FAIREYMLK - Martin Luther King, 200480001200026158117.98226.98
67BILL BLASTBlast to the Future, 19831000012000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
68RAMMELLZEEIkonoklast Panzerism Mettropposttersizer, 198412000150002424461.63102.03
69FUTURA 2000Nacho, 201360008000893211.6548.87
70HUSHRouge I, 201360008000995224.465.87
71FUTURALa Boîte de Mort (for JMB), 199220000250002807212.2940.36
72SHEPARD FAIREYImperial Glory, 2011 - AP60008000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
73KAWSTitre: Don’t try this dance move… 200770009000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
74JONONEBoxed In, 201312000150002016034.468
75ALEXONE DIZACFallait Pas, 2004300040003828-4.327.6
76ALEXONE DIZACSans titre, 20081200150015312.0727.58
77ALEXONE DIZACMichto, 201170009000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
78DAMIEN HIRSTValium, 200060008000893211.6548.87
79JIM STARRRed Medusa, 201420003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
80KATRIN FRIDRIKSMy Flying Genetical Code, 20091800022000223301.524.06
81REMEDNue Rouge, 200850007000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
82LEKNext 3, 2014200030002552-14.9327.6
83FUTURA 2000Sans titre - Untitled, No 9, 1985600080005742-28.23-4.3
84RAMMELLZEEIkonoklast Panzerism letter "S", 1987600080006061-24.241.02
85DAN 23Ink Don't Bleed, 201410001500236057.33136
86BLEK LE RATHis Master’s Voiceless (Blues), 200915002000242421.261.6
87REMI ROUGHKilled Or Be Killed, 200820003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
88TODD JAMESI’m Happy In My Work, 201030005000586917.3895.63
89PURE EVILInfinite Neon Box - Blue Bunny, 201340004500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
90SCHOONYBoy soldier, 2012400060005614-6.4340.35
91TILTAnarchy in the UK, 2013600080007656-4.327.6
92ZEPHYRThe End of an Era, 1982300050003572-28.5619.07
93COPE 2Format, 201430005000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
94QUIKSans titre60008000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
95KONGORock the Planet, 2011500070004593-34.39-8.14
96BLADEUnchartered Course, 1987400050004848-3.0421.2
97SEENSans titre300050001276-74.48-57.47
98GUMPunition, 20148001000114814.843.5
99STESIEspace Cardin Live, 2014100020001276-36.227.6
100BLADEImages, 198670009000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
101KATREK-Malakoff factory, 2014300050004466-10.6848.87
102BILL BLASTIn God We Trust, 198560008000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
103PHIL FROSTSans titre, 200730005000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
104SHEPARD FAIREYJoan Jett, 2001400060003445-42.58-13.88
105C215Casque d'or8000120001658838.23107.35
106C215Double Bass,40006000676212.769.05
107JONONEShanghai, 201115002500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
108JONONESans titre, 201320003000382827.691.4
109INKIEWing and a prayer-Green, 201212501500204136.0763.28
110BORONDOFemme, porte n° 982, 2013200030006124104.13206.2
111D*FACESaddam Dollar, 2006350050003062-38.76-12.51
112MANTISAll Fall Down, 2007200030002296-23.4714.8
113ANTONY MICALLEFStudy Of A Head 1, 199920003000382827.691.4
114SAGE VAUGHNSans titre, 2007100020001531-23.4553.1
115SAGE VAUGHNOwl15002000229614.853.07
116GUY DENNINGScreaming Head 2, 200720003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
117SAGE VAUGHNGranada Chickadees, 2008300050004083-18.3436.1
118ALEXANDROS VASMOULAKISDon't Forgot to Forget Me,30005000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
119SHEPARD FAIREYOzzy, 2001800012000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
120GILBERT PETITHere, 2014200030002552-14.9327.6
121SHEPARD FAIREYRise Above Rebel, 2012400060002934-51.1-26.65
122SEENSans titre, 2013200030002552-14.9327.6
123BLEK LE RATSans titre (Angel), 2006400060003190-46.83-20.25
124KOOL KOOREspace Cardin Live, 20141000015000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
125DAMIEN HIRSTSpin Painting, 1995300050003828-23.4427.6
126.ACHANOIRPaire de tables8001000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
126.BCHANOIRPaire de fauteuils20002500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
127CHANOIRPaire de poufs500800Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
128BOXIHappy With What You Got, 200930005000893278.64197.73
129BLEK LE RATLast Tango (Red), 20088000120008932-25.5711.65
130STEWHave a Drink, 2014200030002296-23.4714.8
131FAILENYC 100, 200830005000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
132BEN EINELOVE, 200812001500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
133M. HOBZSecret Walls, 201415001800Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
134ABOVEFlèche James Dean (recto verso), 2012700900893-0.7827.57
135ABOVEFlèche Marilyn (recto verso), 2012700900893-0.7827.57
136SHOOFSans titre, 2014350045003828-14.939.37
137MODE 2Canoodlin, 2010130018001658-7.8927.54
138COPE 2Sans titre, 2013150020001403-29.85-6.47
139SONICA Train, 2009300040001276-68.1-57.47
140MISS. TICCe Qui S'écrit sur le Mur, Le Mur L'inscrit en toi10001500242461.6142.4
141FAILESub Rosa, 2014400060001046374.38161.58
142MARCEL DZAMASans titre, 200220003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
143BARRY McGEESans titre – Untitled, 201360008000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
144WOOZYInside Outside, 2010500700Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
145HERAKUTSchrei, 2008150020001531-23.452.07
146ROSTARRNegative Space Traveller 1, 200815002500Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
147DRANSans titre, 201115002000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
148SEENSans titre, 2012600800Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
149UnspecifiedStreet Art400600102070155
150ANDRELe Chapeau de Mr. A, 2002250030002934-2.217.36
151SEENRed S, 2012600800Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
152SEENSans titre600800Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
153MARK JENKINSStorker Project, Washington, D.C., 20058001000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
154MARK JENKINSEmbed Series, Washington, D.C., 2006400700Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
155CLET ABRAHAMTriangle (unique), 201315002000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
156BASTPapa Smurfs 4, 2008150025001276-48.96-14.93
157UnspecifiedCopie conforme, 1987400600102070155
158D*FACEGreen Lady, 2008400060001276-78.73-68.1
159JAY ONETalks All that Jazz (4 works), 201120003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
160MYLES CARTERPeach Ice Cream, 2011700900Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
161MARIE ROUFFETRock'n'Paint, 1985400600Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
162GUY DENNINGScreaming Head 1, 200720003000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
163SHEPARD FAIREYDefend Your Rights9001200191459.5112.67
164M. CHATFauteuil9001200191459.5112.67
165JEF AEROSOLChuuuttt, 20115007001531118.71206.2
166NICK WALKERLove Vandal, 20126008001914139.25219
167FAFISans titre, 201240060095759.5139.25
168SHEPARD FAIREYSalman Agah, Black label, 20081000120012766.3327.6
169SHEPARD FAIREYReal Oval, 200710001200893-25.58-10.7
170SHEPARD FAIREYWar Effort, 199810001200204170.08104.1
171DAMIEN HIRSTSupreme skate deck (Spot), 2009600800140375.38133.83
172NECKFACELe Neck Face (set de / of 2), 201160080089311.6348.83
173TAKASHI MURAKAMIBunbu-Kun, 200790012001020-1513.33
174TAKASHI MURAKAMIPonchi-Kun, 200790012001020-1513.33
175TAKASHI MURAKAMIShimon-Kun, 200712001300Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
176SHEPARD FAIREYRed Dog, Glen E, Shep F, 2013450550510-7.2713.33
177SHEPARD FAIREYMc Kay, 2005, Gallant, 2005, Ladd, 20056001000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
178MISS. TICJ'ai la Mémoire qui Planche, 201310001200153127.5853.1
179SHEPARD FAIREYWay, 2005, Stanton, 2005, Rodriguez, 20056001000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
180CHAZ BOJORQUEZBlast X3, 201215002000Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
181MR.Planche, 2007500700Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
182TALINGUntitled300400Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
183DR.NUSE89Green Widow, 20133004001020155240
185KAWSReal Fake, 2007150020001914-4.327.6
186FUTURA 2000Pointman Camouflage, 2003600800765-4.3827.5
186.AMARC-ANTOINE SERRAVSkateboard #1 , 2014600800Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
187KEITH HARINGOmar Salazar, Tyler Bledsoe, Rob Dyrdek, Dylan Rieder, Anthony Van Engelen, Grant Taylor, Jake Johnson, Gilbert Crockett, Mikey Taylor, Jason Dill (set de / of 10), 2012120015004466197.73272.17
TOTAL (Sold lots):59070080645092838415.1257.17

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