14 mai 2009

New World Auction Records set for Hockney, Oldenburg, Wheeler, and Smith at Christie's

David Hockney (b. 1937), Beverly Hills Housewife, diptych--acrylic on canvas overall: 72 x 144 in. (183 x 366 cm.). Price realised : $7,922,500. New world auction record for the artist. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2009. NEW YORK, NY.- In a packed salesroom, bidders drove Christie's Post War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale total to $93,734,500, led by strong results for the Betty Freeman Collection and five new world auction records for artists David Hockney, Claes Oldenburg, Douglas Wheeler, Tony Smith, and Kerry... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2009

David Hockney's "Beverly Hills Housewife" Highlights Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Sale

An employee from Christie’s contemplates the work of art titled 'Beverly Hills Housewife', made by artist David Hockney, during the presentation at Christie’s in London, today March 23. Photo: EFE/Andy Rain NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will offer a selection of works from the Collection of Betty Freeman in the May 13 Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale. Leading the selection is one of the most important works to come to the auction market by David Hockney, Beverly Hills Housewife, (estimate: $7-10 million), 1966-1967. The... [Lire la suite]