VIENNA—Sculpture was a strong point at Dorotheum’s contemporary art auction on May 28, where 62 percent of the lots were sold, yielding a total of €2.25 million ($3.5 million). The highest bid in the auction was €156,800 ($242,235) for a Weisse Spirale (White spiral) by Günther Uecker, of Zero Group fame.
A life-size bronze sculpture by Jörg Immendorff, Der Sieger (The Victor), sold for €126,800 ($196,894) against an estimate of €80,000/120,000. Another bronze sculpture by Immendorff, Malerstamm Anselm, 2002, depicting a large monkey, brought €73,500 ($114,000) against an estimate of €60,000/70,000.
John Chamberlain’s painted chromium-plated steel sculpture Sparkle Plenty, 1993, was estimated at €70,000/100,000, and sold for €110,100 ($172,000), and a unique bronze by Giacomo Manzù, Vescovo Seduto, circa 1960, sold for €133,800 ($209,100) on an estimate of €40,000/50,000.