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    Top Art Auction House Nets $412.3M at Recent Auction

    Christie’s Nets $412.3 M. at Record Contemporary Art Sale | GalleristNY

    The sale had an impressive sell-through rate of 92 percent by lot, with just six pieces failing to sell and only five failing to sell within or above their presale estimates. Taken together with the Sotheby’s results of the previous evening, the sale would seem to confirm the strength of the contemporary art market. In setting the highest-ever total at a contemporary auction, Christie’s breaks its own record, set this spring at a sale that netted the house $388.5 million. Tonight’s sale becomes the second highest in the house’s history—its $491 million Impressionist and Modern sale back in November 2006 continues to hold the top spot. Christie’s made $112.9 million over its low estimate of $289.4 million—and that’s all the more impressive in an auction season where neither of the major houses’ Impressionist and Modern auctions met their respective low-end estimates.
    Must be me but I just don't see the $20M-$40M value in most of these pieces. (Scroll down to the bottom for each piece and the final price)




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    Re: Top Art Auction House Nets $412.3M at Recent Auction

    The first two and the brass urinal...errr...I mean fountain are pretty lame but the rest are pretty neat.





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    Re: Top Art Auction House Nets $412.3M at Recent Auction

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    Must be me but I just don't see the $20M-$40M value in most of these pieces. (Scroll down to the bottom for each piece and the final price)
    more of a mapplethorpe fan, are you?


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    Re: Top Art Auction House Nets $412.3M at Recent Auction

    the second one that went for $40,400,000 baffles me. Little kids make stuff like that in art class when they are 4.


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    Re: Top Art Auction House Nets $412.3M at Recent Auction

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    the second one that went for $40,400,000 baffles me. Little kids make stuff like that in art class when they are 4.
    I mean, the guy even went out and called it "Untitled"...........

    the modern art community is something I'll never understand




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    Re: Top Art Auction House Nets $412.3M at Recent Auction

    the tulips are sweet though.


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    Re: Top Art Auction House Nets $412.3M at Recent Auction

    You could buy one of those pieces... or you could get your name on an endzone. I know what id do..



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