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November New York Auctions Totaled $2.33 Billion, Down From May Haul

The sale room at Christie's.COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

The sale room at Christie’s.

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The November sales of Impressionist, modern, and contemporary art in New York took in $2.33 billion over the course of a ten-day auction spree, down from the May sales in New York, which took in a record $2.7 billion.

The sales wrapped up Friday afternoon with the conclusion of Christie’s Impressionist and modern art day sale at Rockefeller Plaza, bringing in an additional $33.1 million. The total haul for Christie’s this fall was $1.10 billion.

Sotheby’s bested its archrival, tallying $1.15 billion over its three evening sales and three day sales.

And Phillips brought in $77.4 million over two auctions.

The big sales return to New York in May. Below are the results for each auction. Click for individual reports.

The Collection of A. Alfred Taubman: Masterworks at Sotheby’s: $377 million.

The Collection of A. Alfred Taubman: Modern and Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s: $42.7 million

Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale: $306.7 million

Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Day Sale: $53.3 million

Phillips 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale: $66.9 million

Phillips 20th Century and Contemporary Art Day Sale: $10.5 million

The Artist’s Muse: A Curated Evening Sale at Christie’s: $491.4 million

Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale: $331.8 million

Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Day Sale: $88.8 million

Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale: $294.9 million

Sotheby’s Contemporary Day sale: $98 million

Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale: $145.5 million

Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper Sale: $19.4 million

Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Day Sale: $33.1 million

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