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Pierre Berge & Associes – Contemporary Art Auction Analysis

  • Pierre Berge & Associes – Contemporary Art Auction Analysis
  • Pierre Berge & Associes – Contemporary Art Auction Analysis
June 29, 2015

Contemporary Art Auction took place on Wednesday, June 24th, at Pierre Berge & Associes in Paris. On first sight, the results are not so impressive, since only 39.3 percent of lots offered at the auction were sold. On the other hand, if we focus on the lots that were sold, the total price of sold works exceeded the hammer high estimates for 3.5 percent. The most expensive lot was Fernand Leger’s Statuette de femme et plante, that was sold for $274,420.

The Art of Fernand Leger

Fernand Leger was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubism which he gradually modified into a more figurative, populist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of pop art. He was quite active in all important art movements back in 1920s and 1930s, and he participated in discussions and dialogues about the future of art. Leger’s works are very popular today, and can be found in many famous art collections.

  • Pierre Berge & Associes – Contemporary Art Auction Analysis

The Overview of Pierre Berge & Associes’ Contemporary Art Auction

Out of 178 lots offered at Pierre Berge & Associes’ Contemporary Art Auction, only 70 were sold, or 39.3 percent of the lots. Twenty-nine lots were sold over high estimate (41.4 percent of sold lots) – which is quite good result, while 35 were sold in range of estimated values (50 percent). On the other hand, six lots, or 8.6 percent, were sold under low estimate. The highest hammer price was seen in the sale of Fernand Leger’s Statuette de femme et plante (that we mentioned before) – $274,420. Average hammer price of the auction has settled at $24,045, while median hammer was at $8,065.

Speaking of the most successful lots, we should mention Robert Longo’s Black Flag, Jean Helion’s Composition, Hans Bellmer’s Composition and Jean Claude Farhi’s Etude pour Etat du couple and Untitled, that were sold for much higher prices from their high estimates: Longo’s work had +237.5 percent, Helion’s work had +216.7, Bellmer’s work had +205 and Farhi’s works had +140 percent difference. On the bottom side are César’s Nature morte, Hommage à Morandi Peinture sold with -20 percent difference between hammer price and low estimate, followed by Andres Serrano’s Piss & Blood XXVI (with -16.7 percent), Arman’s Encriers noirs (with -16.7 percent) and A-One’s Turmoil (with -15 percent). When it comes to high prices (apart from Fernand Leger’s piece), Jean Dubuffet’s Paysage avec trois personnages was sold for $263,219, while Andy Warhol’s Hamburger was sold for $89,606.

Pierre Berge & Associes – Contemporary Art Auction Analysis
Jean Helion – Composition (Lot 17). Estimated at $2,240 – $3,360; sold for $10,641
Pierre Berge & Associes – Contemporary Art Auction Analysis
Geer van Velde – Sans titre (Lot 16). Estimated at $2,240 – $3,360; sold for $2,912
Pierre Berge & Associes – Contemporary Art Auction Analysis
Left: Georges Valmier – Untitled (Lot 13). Estimated at $6,720 – $8,961; sold for $8,065 / Right: Hans Bellmer – Vissage (Lot 2). Estimated at $672 – $896; sold for $784
  • Pierre Berge & Associes – Contemporary Art Auction Analysis

Pierre Berge & Associes – Contemporary Art Auction in Details

Please, scroll down, and you will find two tables – one with the summary of Pierre Berge & Associes – Contemporary Art Auction; the second one with detailed information on every lot auctioned at this auction.

Total number of lots:178
Number of sold lots:70
Sold lots [%]:39.3
Total [$]:1,683,140
Number of sold lots over high estimate:29
Over high estimate (Total) [%]:16.3
Over high estimate (Sold) [%]:41.4
Number of sold lots in range of estimated values:35
In range of estimated values (Sold) [%]:50
Number of sold lots under low estimate:6
Under low estimate (Sold) [%]:8.6
Results were under estimate spread of [%]:25.3
Max Hammer [$]:274,420
Average Hammer [$]:24045
Median Hammer [$]:8065
Median Hammer Average Hammer Difference [%]:-66.5
Lot No.Artist NameArtwork NameLow Estimate $High Estimate $Hammer Price $Hammer High Estimate Difference [%]Hammer Low Estimate Difference [%]
1Hans BellmerSans titre672896672-250
2Hans BellmerVisage672896784-12.516.7
3Hans BellmerComposition, 19611,6802,2406,832205306.7
4Henri NouveauZimmobrer Komplex, 19451,6802,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
5Jean HelionFemme et homme dans un magasin, 19441,1201,6801,7926.760
6André MassonAnimal surréaliste, 19342,2403,360Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
7Jean IpousteguyMeudon, 19531,1201,680Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
8Jean LurçatLa Baignade, 19332,2403,360Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
9Serge CharchouneComposition, 19501,1201,680Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
10Salvador DaliVierge à l'enfant ou Madone à l'enfant, 19587,84111,20124642120214.3
13Georges ValmierUntitled, 1917-1918672089618065-1020
14Victor BraunerUntitled, 196320,16124,64223,522-4.516.7
15Joan MiroSans titre11,20116,801Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
16Geer Van VeldeSans titre, 1945-1958224033602912-13.330
17Jean HelionComposition, 19392,2403,36010641216.7375
18Augustin CardenasSans titre, circa 1954-195522,40233,60222,402-33.30
19Natalia GoncharovaBouquet de Dahlias, ca 195016,80122,402Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
20Raymond Duchamp-VillonLittle Maggy, 1911 - 192822,40228,002Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
21Fernand LegerStatuette de femme et plante, 1949112,008168,01227442063.3145
22Pablo PicassoDeux personnages, 6 mars 195733,60244,80348,1637.543.3
23Jean DubuffetPaysage avec trois personnages, DG 39, 1961168,012224,01626321917.556.7
24Pierre AlechinskyLa pélure de l'obscure, 196656,00467,20551,524-23.3-8
25Pierre AlechinskyDans les branches, 196556,00478,406Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
26Pierre AlechinskyDans le temps, 197533,60244,803Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
27Paul KallosComposition, 19536728961,34450100
28Paul KallosComposition, 19531,1201,6802,12826.790
29Paul KallosComposition, 19531,6802,2402,128-526.7
30François ArnalLe Chantier, 19561,6802,2401,680-250
31Roger Edgard GilletSans titre, 19521,1201,6801,120-33.30
32Robert GoodnoughCollage Z-N-T, 1969672896Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
33Mimmo RotellaSans titre, 1949560784Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
34Emile GilioliComposition672896Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
35Auguste HerbinComposition2,2403,3603,136-6.740
36Victor VasarelyCléo II, 1961-199233,60244,803Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
37Henri NouveauComposition2,2403,360Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
38Geer Van VeldeComposition, crica 1955 - 19602,8003,9202,800-28.60
39George PapazoffPersonnages maritimes, 19308,96111,20115,6814075
40Hans HartungT 1974 R 23, 197444,80367,20561,604-8.337.5
41Gérard Ernest SchneiderComposition, 19782,8003,9202,800-28.60
42Gérard Ernest SchneiderAbstraction sur fond bleu, 19832,2403,3602,800-16.725
43Jean MiotteUntilted1,1201,6801,680050
44Jean MiotteUntilted1,1201,6801,568-6.740
45Gérard Ernest SchneiderAbstraction sur fond vert, 19725,6007,841Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
46Georges MathieuComposition, 197913,44116,80119,60116.745.8
47Karel AppelHead in the storm, 198928,00233,602Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
48Karel AppelUntitled5,6007,841Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
49Karel AppelPersonnage, 198311,20113,441Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
50Antoni TapiesMocador Negre, 200856,00478,40661,604-21.410
51Liao Chi - ChunLandscape, Juin 1960224,016336,024Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
52Walasse TingImage of 3 Girls, 198922,40228,00222,402-200
53Walasse TingUntilted1,1202,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
54Walasse TingHitchcock is still with us1,1202,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
55Walasse TingRefreshment is waiting for you1,1202,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
56Walasse TingI hurry on home cause my girl is waiting for me, 19975,6006,720Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
57Nam June PaikUntitled, 19888,96111,201Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
58Sol LewittProjet pour la façade du MAMAC à Nice, mars 200111,20116,80111,201-33.30
59Jannis KounellisUntitled, 196033,60244,80354,88422.563.3
60Robert LongoStudy for Bikini islands explosion, 200216,80122,40216,801-250
61François - Xavier LalanneLes trois oiseaux sur la plage, 199556,00467,20556,004-16.70
62Valerio AdamiWiener, 199033,60244,80334,722-22.53.3
63Valerio AdamiPour les lecteurs de Cine Miror, Diaro coloniale, 1971-197233,60244,803Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
64Andy WarholHamburger, 198689,606112,00889606-200
65Andy WarholHammer and Sickle (special edition), 197756,00467,20558,244-13.34
66César CésarFauteuil «Sculpture», 196913,44120,161Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
67CésarExpansion Bleue, 197728,00233,602Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
68CésarExpansion rouge-orange, circa 197822,40228,002Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
69CésarAuto-Portrait, 198533,60244,803Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
70CésarUntilted, 19943,3604,480Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
71CésarUntilted, 19943,3604,480Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
72CésarCésar du Cinéma16,80122,40217,921-206.7
73Robert CombasLa vérité fait la fière quand elle n'a pas de frontière ses envoyés sont les reporters qui n'ont pas besoin de muselière, car ils sont libres comme l'air mais quand ils sont fait prisonniers, ou éjectes d'un pays frontalier, c'en est fini de la liberté!, 200239,20344,803Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
74Keith HaringUntitled5,6007,8419,74524.374
75Robert CombasL'homme11,20113,441Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
76Robert CombasLa femme11,20113,441Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
77Richard Buddy Di RosaPièce unique Commande spéciale réalisée pour le collectionneur. Ensemble comprenant un deux fauteuils (homme et femme), deux tabourets (homme et femme) et une table28,00233,602Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
78Antonio SeguiJvancito, 201213,44116,801Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
79Claude GilliNu sur le sable, 20047,8418,961Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
80Eduardo UrculoEstrujando entre mis piernas dos colores violetas, 19716,7208,9616,720-250
81Peter KlasenFragments, Nu /0/43, 200320,16124,642Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
82Ben VautierTitanic, 199222,40228,002Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
83BenJ'expose cette assiette pour la gloire, 19672,2403,3602,800-16.725
84Jean Pierre RaynaudMéta viande (hommage à Malevitch et Tinguely), 19905,6006,720Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
85Peter KlasenCharnières avec ficelle, 19803,3604,480Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
86Peter KlasenElectric fence1,6802,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
87Jean - Pierre RaynaudContainers La Maison, 19934,4806,720Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
88CésarAutoportrait, 19732,2403,360Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
89ArmanPortrait robot de Paul Van Hoeydonck, 196633,60244,803Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
90Sacha SosnoTête carrée, 19954,4805,6005,600025
91CésarMains7,84110,081Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
92CesarHomme Nu, Debout, 19491,1201,680Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
93André BarelierUntilted, 19783,3604,480Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
94CésarNature morte, Hommage à Morandi Peinture5,6007,8414,480-42.9-20
95ArmanViolon calciné, 197016,80122,402Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
96ArmanNaufrage de la frégate, 196633,60244,803Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
97Jean Claude FarhiEtude pour Etat du couple, 20012,2403,3608,065140260
98Jean Claude FarhiUntilted, 19952,2403,3608,065140260
99Claude GilliPanneau de signalisation bleu, 20061,1202,2402,46410120
100CésarPortrait de compression de journaux5,6007,8419,85725.776
101ArmanEncriers noirs, 196733,60244,80328,002-37.5-16.7
102ArmanAccumulation de timbres, 199544,80367,205Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
103ArmanLa morte de Monolete, 199811,20113,441Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
104ArmanColère de violoncelle16,80122,402Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
105ArmanViolon découpé, 19918,96111,201Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
106PavlosNature morte, 19941,6802,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
107ArmanConcerto, 200011,20116,801Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
108ArmanImmémoriales, 198622,40233,602Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
109Robert Filliou7 Childlike uses of warlike material, 19712,2403,3602,688-2020
110Mimmo PaladinoSans titre, 19733,3605,600Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
111Robert RauschenbergSurface series, 19701,1201,6802,57653.3130
112Robert RauschenbergSurface series, 19701,1201,6802,24033.3100
113Robert RauschenbergSurface series, 19701,1201,6802,0162080
114Robert LongoBlack Flag, 19992,2404,48015,121237.5575
115Miquel BarceloArros brut, 198433,60244,80367,20550100
116Francis BaconAuto portrait, 19734,4806,7208,7373095
117Francis BaconFigure writing reflected in a mirror, 19774,4806,7208,96133.3100
118Wim DelvoyeChe, 200256,00467,20556,004-16.70
119Wim DelvoyePablo Peau tatouée56,00467,20556,004-16.70
120PavlosCinéma - Cinéma (Le train sifflera trois fois), 200767,20578,406Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
121Damien HirstThe last Supper, 199939,20344,80336,963-17.5-5.7
122Xavier VeilhanLe Yogi, 20066,7208,961Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
123KolkozOdyssée de l'espace, 200616,80122,402Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
124Blek Le RatSans titre8961,344Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
125DfaceOne dollar2,2403,360Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
126Blek Le RatArmour for mission, 20087,84110,081Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
127A-OneTurmoil, 19932,2403,3606,16083.3175
128A-OneUntitled, 19932,2403,3601,904-43.3-15
129SharpReplica of reality, 19931,6802,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
130A-OneNo one is innocent, 19948,96113,441Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
131JononeTruth over lies, 199311,20116,801Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
132JononeCome and Go, 199333,60244,803Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
133MamboAnxiety, 20084,4806,720Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
134MamboDema-Brick, 20106,7208,961Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
135JononeUntitled, 201113,44116,80113,441-200
136Andréa ZacAutoportrait, 20031,6802,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
137Andréa ZacBarbara, 20072,2403,360Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
138Cheri-CherinLa Kermesse sauvage, 20031,6802,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
139Art BodoIl me faut un mandat à vie, 20031,6802,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
140Art BodoSans titre, 20051,6802,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
141Art BodoSans titre, 20051,6802,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
142Art BodoSans titre, 20041,6802,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
143Art BodoSans titre, 20041,6802,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
144Chéri SambaRésurection de sodome et gomorrhe, 20088,96111,201Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
145Cheri SambaVrai dieu, vrai homme, 200616,80122,402Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
146Chéri SambaLobiko na bilanga, 19928,96111,201Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
147Chéri SambaDans le monde de jaloux, 20078,96111,20110,081-1012.5
148Chéri SambaCommunication à l'antiquité, 20038,96111,201Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
149Chéri SambaEn regardant les poissons, 200711,20116,801Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
150Chéri SambaLe prophète en difficulté de prophète, 200311,20116,801Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
151Istvan SandorfiVisages1,1201,680Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
153Oleg DouTie, 2007-20084,4806,720Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
154Oleg DouPuppet, 2006-20094,4806,720Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
155Lui YujunUntilted, 20074,4805,6005,600025
156Philippe PerrinPoing Americain, 19991,1202,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
157Philippe PerrinGun, 20001,1202,2402,68820140
158Michael WolfParis street view #09, 20095,6007,841Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
159Sophie CalleFather & Mother (26), 19902,2403,3603,5846.760
160Andres SerranoPiss & Blood XXVI, 19876,7208,9615,600-37.5-16.7
161Johannes Wohnseifer And Jeppe HeinUntitled, 20043,3605,600Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
162Wolfgang TillmansUntitled, 20041,6802,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
163Johannes WohnseiferUntitled, 20044,4806,720Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
164Christian MarclayBaltimore, 20032,2403,360Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
165Jeppe HeinUntitled, 20041,1201,680Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
166Carlo AlfanoFrammenti d'un autorittratto anonimo, 19718961,1202,464120175
167Frank PerrinDéfilés, Alexander Mcqueen, grande halle de la Villette, 20048,96111,201Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
168Frank PerrinRue de la Mode, Ginza, 20048,96111,201Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
169Michael AckermanUntitled, ca 2005672896Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
170Michael AckermanProfil, 2005672896Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
171Jean LarivièreAnge Etretat, 2007672896672-250
172Olafur EliassonThe Lagoon, 19961,6802,2403,58460113.3
173Françoise PetrovitchSans titre, 20082,2403,360Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
174Alain DelormeHanna, Little dolls series, 2004-20061,1201,680Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
175Georgia RusselSelf portrait1,6802,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
177Milo ManaraLove5,6007,841Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
178Reiner RiedlerMinsk World 1, Shenzhen, China, 20081,6802,800Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
179Sheng QiNation Hero, 200816,80122,402Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
180Alain FleisherVoyages parallèles, 19968961,344Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
181Alain FleisherSans titre, 19868961,344Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
182Patrick TourneboeufDeyrolle #03, 20001,6802,240Not SoldNot SoldNot Sold
TOTAL (Sold lots):1,228,9431,625,4561,683,1403.537

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Featured Images:

Robert Longo -Black Flag (Lot 114)

Christian Marclay – Baltimore (Lot 164)

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Andres Serrano – Piss & Blood XXVI (Lot 160) [detail]

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