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Art Market#9: Some Highlights from London Salerooms during Frieze Week

Updated: 5 days ago

Christie's London Evening Sale 13 October 2022:

DAVID HOCKNEY (B. 1937)

Early Morning, Sainte-Maxime

signed and dated ‘David Hockney 1969’ (on the reverse)

acrylic on canvas

48 1/8 x 60 1/8in. (122.1 x 152.6cm.)

Painted in 1968-1969


Hammered at £18 million + buyer's premium on an initial estimate of £7-10 million.


Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale 13 October 2022:

Alighiero Boetti

Uno a zero

signed and inscribed 'alighiero e boetti Kabul' on the overlap embroidery on fabric 21.5 x 21 cm (8 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.) Executed circa 1977, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Archivio Alighiero Boetti, Rome and is registered with the Archivio Alighiero Boetti, Rome under archive no. 10123.


Hammered at £210,000 + buyer's premium on an initial estimate of £70,000-90,000.


Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale 14 October 2022:

Alberto Burri

Sacco e rosso

signed, titled and dated ‘Burri 56 Sacco e Rosso’ on the reverse

burlap, combustion and acrylic on canvas, in artist's frame

68.2 x 101.5 cm (26 7/8 x 39 7/8 in.)

Executed in 1956.


Gone at £3,047,500 incl. buyer's premium, after an initial estimate of £3,000,000-4,000,000.


Sotheby's Contemporary Evening Auction 14 October 2022:

Gerhard Richter

192 Farben

signed Richter, dated I. 66 and variously inscribed (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

200 by 150 cm. 78½ by 59 in.

Executed in 1966, a property from the Elisabeth and Gerhard Sohst Collection, Hamburg

Hammered at £18,300,000 on an initial estimate of £13,000,000 - 18,000,000.