It was a week of huge contemporary art auctions in London. Just how huge? The above graph tells the story, comparing this week’s figures at the three big houses with the results for the same sales going back to 2011. The big news: Phillips stepped up its game this time, more than doubling its total from last year. Click for reports from Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips. (Note that all numbers have been converted from British pounds to U.S. dollars using the exchange rates at the time of the sales.)
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- Karma International Relocates Gallery in Zurich, Will Open with Meret Oppenheim Show
- Metro Pictures Now Represents Judith Hopf
- Auction Items: Flipping a Kerry James Marshall, Day-Sale Surprises, and Jeff Koons Oddities
- Sotheby's Totals $310.2 M. at Postwar and Contemporary Sale, Bacon Triptych Sells for $36.8 M.
- Phillips Hauls in $113.9 M. at Solid 20th-Century and Contemporary Sale, With $21.1 M. Peter Doig Leading the Way