Auctioned artwork

The following 13 works by internationally known artists were (successfully) auctioned in London. The proceeds amounted to more than EUR 422,000.

Christies London - 2019

Sol Calero

(b. 1982)

Frutas Friestail

Acrylic and oilstick on canvas

67 7/8 x 60 in. (172.4 x 152.5cm.)

 

2019

 

Signed and dated 'Sol Valero 2019' on the reverse.

 

£4,000 - 6,000 ($5,000 - 7,400, €4,500 - 6,700)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy of Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich.


André Butzer

(b. 1973)

Untitled

Acrylic on canvas

30 x 26 3/4 in. (76 x 68cm.)

 

2019

 

Signed and dated 'A. Butzer 19' (lower right); signed and dated
'A. Butzer '19' (on the reverse)

 

£12,000 - 18,000 ($15,000 - 22,000, €14,000 - 20,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy of Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris | London.


Claudia Comte

(b. 1983)

Suspended Marble Raspberry (study)

White Carrara Venatino marble, Matraia stone

21 5/8 x 14 1/4 x 14 in. (54.9 x 36.1 x 35.5cm.)

 

2019

 

This work is the artist's proof from a series of two plus one artist's proof, each unique.

 

£25,000 - 35,000 ($31,000 - 43,000, €28,000 - 39,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy of König Galerie, Berlin/London.


Ai Weiwei

(b. 1957)

Watermelon

Glazed porcelain

7 3/4 x 17 3/4 x 18 1/2 in. (45 x 45 x 47cm.)

 

2015

 

This work is unique.

 

£50,000 - 70,000 ($62,000 - 86,000, €56,000 - 78,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy of Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris | London.


Louise Lawler

(b. 1947)

A little Less Blue

Cibachrome print face mounted to Plexiglas on aluminium on plywood

12 x 11 3/4 in. (30.5 x 29.9 cm.)

 

1989 - 2014

 

This work is number two from an edition of five plus one artist's proof.

 

£9,000 - 12,000 ($12,000 - 15,000, €11,000 - 13,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy of Metro Pictures, New York.


Thomas Struth

(b. 1954)

Pond, Anaheim, California

Inkjet print, in artist's frame

Image: 52 1/4 x 77 1/2 in. (137.8 x 197cm.)

Overall: 58 1/2 x 81 7/8 in. (148.8 x 208cm.)

 

2013

 

This work is number eight from an edition of ten.

 

£40,000 - 60,000 ($50,000 - 74,000, €45,000 - 67,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy of Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris | London.

 

Exhibited:
New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, Thomas Struth, 2014 (another from the edition exhibited).
Berlin, Galerie Max Hetzler, Thomas Struth, 2014 (another from the edition exhibited).
London, Marian Goodman Gallery, Thomas Struth, 2015 (another from the edition exhibited).
Milan, Monica de Cardenas Galleria, Thomas Struth, 2015 (another from the edition exhibited).


Koen van den Broek

(b. 1973)

Path #2

Oil on canvas

65 x 43 3/8 in. (165 x 110cm.)

 

2016

 

Signed, titled and dated 'Koen van den Broek 'Path #2' 2016' (on the reverse).

 

£10,000 - 15,000 ($13,000 - 19,000, €12,000 - 17,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy of Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne.


Darren Almond

(b. 1971)

Night + Fog (Siberia) (1)

Bromide print

Sheet: 7 7/8 x 59in. (120 x 150cm.)

 

2007

 

This work is number one from an edition of five plus two artist's proofs.

 

£4,000 - 6,000 ($5,000 - 7,400, €4,500 - 6,700)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy of Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris | London.


Pat Steir

(b. 1938)

Spanish Screen Print

Glitter on monoprint

Image: 48 1/8 x 23 1/2 in. (122.2 x 59.6cm.)
Sheet: 62 3/4 x 35 1/2 in. (159.3 x 90.2cm.)

 

2004

 

Dated '2004' (lower left); signed with the artist's initials 'PS' (lower right)
glitter on monoprint

 

£7,000 - 10,000 ($8,700 - 12,000, €7,900 - 11,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy of Thomas Schulte Galerie, Berlin.


Candida Höfer

(b. 1944)

Museo Civico Di Palazzo Te Mantova IV, 2010

Glitter on monoprint

Image: 48 1/8 x 23 1/2 in. (122.2 x 59.6cm.)
Sheet: 62 3/4 x 35 1/2 in. (159.3 x 90.2cm.)

 

2004

 

Dated '2004' (lower left); signed with the artist's initials 'PS' (lower right)
glitter on monoprint

 

£7,000 - 10,000 ($8,700 - 12,000, €7,900 - 11,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy of Thomas Schulte Galerie, Berlin.


Joana Vasconcelos

(b. 1971)

La Loca (The Snake)

Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro faience painted with ceramic glaze, handmade cotton crochet

5 1/2 x 19¬ x 26 3/8 in. (14 x 50 x 67cm.)

 

2018

 

Signed, titled and dated 'La Loca, 2018 Joana Vasconcelos' (on the underside)

 

£8,000 - 12,000 (US$9,900 - 15,000 , €9,000 - 13,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist.


Jeff Koons

(b. 1955)

Money Train

Silkscreen with archival pigmented inkjet on paper

32 7/8 x 26 1/8 in. (83.5 x 66.3cm.)

 

2007

 

Signed, numbered and dated '33/40 Jeff Koons 2007' (lower edge). This work is number thirty-three from an edition of forty plus ten artist's proofs.

 

£18,000 - 25,000 (US$23,000 - 31,000 ,€21,000 - 28,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist.


Antony Gormley

(b. 1950)

SLEEPING PLACE II (SLEEPING FIELD PROTOTYPE)

Cast iron

4 x 10 3/8 x 7in. (10.1 x 26.1 x 17.9cm.)

 

2016

 

"A MEME is a cultural analogue to a gene: forms that are transmitted in
thought or behaviour from one body to another, responding to conditional environments, self-replicating and capable of mutation.
Using the miniature or model to allow the totality of a body to be seen at once, the MEMES replace anatomy with the formal language of architecture and construct volumes that articulate a range of 33 body postures.
These small solid iron works use a geometric formal language of 27 blocks to articulate a range of 33 body postures. The ambition is to make intelligible forms that form an abstract lexicon of body-posture but which nevertheless carry the invitation of empathy and the transmission of states of mind."

 

£40,000 - 60,000, (US$50,000 - 74,000, €45,000 - 67,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy of Galleria Continua, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Havana.



Christies London - 2017

On October 7, 2017, the following 9 works by internationally known artists were (successfully) auctioned in London. The proceeds amounted to more than CHF 150,000.

Jonas Burgert

(b. 1969)

sturt

Oil on canvas

23 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. (60.5 x 50.3cm.)

 

2017

 

Signed, titled and dated '-sturt- 2017 J. Burgert' (on the reverse)

 

£25,000 - 35,000 ($33,000 - 46,000, €28,000 - 38,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist.



Neo Rauch

(b. 1960)

Osterfeuer

Six-coloured ink lithograph

Image: 27 x 19 1/2in. (68.6 x 49.5cm.)

Sheet: 29 1/2 x 21 5/8in. (75 x 55cm.)

 

2015

 

This work is number five from an edition of thirty-five plus ten artist’s proofs.

 

Signed, titled, numbered and dated 'e.a. 5/10 Osterfeuer Rauch 15'
(along the lower edge).

 

£3,500 - 4,500 ($4,600 - 5,900, €3,900 - 4,900)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy of EIGEN + ART Gallery,
Leipzig/ Berlin.

 

Literature:

Aschersleben, Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch, Begegnung Karl Blossfeldt
und Neo Rauch, 2015 (another from the edition exhibited, illustrated
in colour p. 114).

 



Frank Thiel

(b. 1966)

Perito Moreno #04

C-print diasec face-mounted, in artist's frame

Werk: 84 1/4 x 72 1/2in. (213.9 x 184cm.)

Bild: 76 3/8 x 65in. (194 x 165cm.)

 

2012/13

 

This work in number two from an edition of five plus two artist’s proofs.

 

Signed, numbered and dated 'Perito Moreno #04 2012/13 edition: 02/05'

 

£8,000 - 12,000 ($11,000  - 16,000, €8,800 - 13,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy Krinzinger Galerie, Vienna.

 

Exhibited:

New York, Sean Kelly, Frank Thiel: Nowhere is a Place, 2014 (another from the edition exhibited).



Pia Fries

(b. 1955)

xyloplan ar

Oil and screen print on wood

31 1/2 x 23 5/8in. (80 x 59.8cm.)

 

2007

 

Signed, titled and dated 'XYLOPLAN AR Pia Fries 2007' (on the reverse)

 

£4,000 - 6,000 ($5,300 - 7,800, €4,400 - 6,600)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London.



Sol Lewitt

(1928 - 2007)

Horizontal Brushstrokes (More Or Less)

Gouache on Papier

22 1/2 x 22 1/4in.(57 x 56.6cm.)

 

2002

 

Signed and dated ‘Sol LeWitt 02’ (lower right).

 

£12,000 - 18,000 ($16,000 - 23,000, €14,000 - 20,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the LeWitt Estate, courtesy
Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zurich.



Jonathan Meese

(b. 1970)

Großmacht im Gnulli (Super Power in the Gnulli)

Acrylic, Caparol paint, cardboard collage and hair on canvas

39 5/8 x 31 1/2in. (100.6 x 80cm.)

 

2017

 

Signed with artist's initials and dated 'JM 2017' (lower left);
signed twice, titled and dated twice 'J Meese 2017 GROSSMACHT
IM GNULLI J Meese 2017' (on the reverse)

 

£10,000 - 15,000 ($14,000 - 20,000, €11,000 - 16,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy of Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna.



Ernesto Neto

(b. 1964)

Gota Folha

Cotton voile crochet, wooden knobs and dry bay leaves

45 1/4 x 87 3/8in. (222 x 115cm.)

 

2017

 

This work is number one from an edition of seven.

 

£8,000 - 12,000 ($11,000 - 16,000, €8,800 - 13,000)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist, courtesy Max Hetzler, Berlin.



Rosa Loy

(b. 1958)

Kirschen (Cherries)

Chalk on lithograph

Image: 17 3/8 x 13 3/8in. (44 x 34cm.)

Sheet: 20 1/4 x 15 3/4in. (51.3 x 40cm.)

 

2016

 

This work is number twenty from an edition of thirty-five plus one artist’s proof

 

Signed, numbered, titled and dated ‘20/35 Kirschen Rosa Loy 2016'
(along the lower edge)

 

£300 - 500 ($390 - 650, €330 - 550)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist.


Kiki Smith

(b. 1954)

Owl

Watercolour, graphite, glitter and sequins on paper

8 1/8 x 11 5/8in. (20.6 x 29.5cm.)

 

2007

 

Signed and dated 'Kiki Smith 2007' (lower right).

 

This work is from an open edition.

 

£1,800–2,500 ($2,400–3,300, €2,000–2,700)

 

Provenance:

Donated by the artist.



Earlier auctions

Stephan Balkenhol

(b. 1957)

Kopfsäule

Wawaholz, farbig gefasst

66 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 9 7/8in. (170 x 20 x 25cm.) 

 

2007

 

£18,000 - £25,000 ($35,316 - $49,050)

 

Herkunft:

Gespendet vom Künstler für die Stiftung Kunst für den Tropenwald, Basel

 

Die Erträge aus diesem Verkauf werden bestehenden internationalen Organisationen, die der Erhaltung den wenigen, weltweit übrig gebliebenen Tropenwälder in Mittelamerika, Südostasien und Afrika zu Gute kommen.

 

Die Versteigerung hat einen Erlös von US$ 66'000.– erzielt.



Thomas Struth

(b. 1954)

Paradise 32, Peru 2005

Fotographie

56¼ x 66 7/8in. (144 x 171cm.) 

 

2005,

 

dieses Werk ist die Nr. 9 einer Edition von insgesamt 10 

 

£20,000 - £30,000 ($34,860 - $52,290)

 

Herkunft:

Gespendet vom Künstler für die Stiftung Kunst für den Tropenwald, Basel

 

Die Erträge aus diesem Verkauf werden bestehenden internationalen Organisationen, die der Erhaltung den wenigen, weltweit übrig gebliebenen Tropenwälder in Mittelamerika, Südostasien und Afrika zu Gute kommen.

 

Die Versteigerung hat einen Erlös von US$ 62'000.– erzielt.



 

Franz Gertsch

(b. 1930)

Silvia

Holzschnitt auf Papier

Image: 75 5/8 x 69 1/2 in. (92 x 75,5 cm.)

Sheet: 96 x 86 in. (243,8 x 218,4 cm.)

 

Signiert und limitiert 15/21 Franz Gertsch

(auf der Rückseite)

2001–2002,

dieses Werk ist die Nr. 15 einer Edition von insgesamt 21

 

£ 31’000–41’000 / US$ 60’000–80’0000

Euro 46’000–60’000

 

Herkunft:

Gespendet vom Künstler für die Stiftung Kunst für den Tropenwald, Basel

 

Die Erträge aus diesem Verkauf werden bestehenden internationalen Organisationen, die der Erhaltung den wenigen, weltweit übrig gebliebenen Tropenwälder in Mittelamerika, Südostasien und Afrika zu Gute kommen.

 

Die Versteigerung hat einen Erlös von US$ 80'000.– erzielt.



 

Thomas Ruff

Substrat 16II

Chromogener Farbdruck

287 x 186 x 6 cm (113 x 73 1/4 x 2 3/8 inches)

2003, dieses Werk ist die Nr. 2 einer Edition von insgesamt 3

 

£ 30’000 - 40’000 US$ 58’000–77’0000

Euro 44’000–58’000

 

Herkunft:

Gespendet vom Künstler für die Stiftung Kunst für den Tropenwald, Basel

 

Die Erträge aus diesem Verkauf werden bestehenden internationalen Organisationen, die der Erhaltung den wenigen, weltweit übrig gebliebenen Tropenwälder in Mittelamerika, Südostasien und Afrika zu Gute kommen.

 

Die Versteigerung hat einen Erlös von US$ 42'000.– erzielt.