Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
The big three auction houses are gearing up for their annual summer Contemporary Art sales in London. Day and evening sales kick of with Sotheby’s on June 25th and will be followed by Phillips de Pury on June 29th and Christie’s on the 30th and July 1.
With an estimate of £1.5-2 million at Christie’s Postwar + Contemporary Art Evening Sale on June 30, Richard Prince’s Country Nurse (pictured above) is telling of the increasingly conservative methods auctioneers are using to minimize risk in an already diminished market. One year ago a similar piece from the Nurse series was estimated at £4-6 million and sold for £4,241,250 at Sotheby’s July 1 London Contemporary Evening Sale.
Follow the links below to browse auction catalogs:
Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Auction, London – June 25
Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Auction, London - June 26
Christie’s Post War + Contemporary Art Evening Sale, London - June 30
Christie’s Post War + Contemporary Art Day Sale, London - July 1