(Image: I Can See the Whole Room…and There’s Nobody in It by Roy Lichtenstein from 1961. The painting fetched a record $43.202.500 yesterday.)
Christie’s postwar and contemporary art evening sale which took place last night in NY delivered rayher impressive results, achieving total sum of $247 million (and coupe of hundred thousands extra, whatever…). Records were broken, moods were high, celebrities (incl. Leo diCaprio) were present.
“The world’s top ten collectors were present in the saleroom tonight, and a global community of collectors was bidding aggressively on works by the pre-eminent artists in this category – from Lichtenstein to Bourgeois, Ligon to McCarthy, Gursky to Ray. We are delighted to report more than a dozen new records for many well-deserving artists, and a new top price for any photograph sold at auction.”thus spokeBrett Gorvy, Chairman and International Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s.