Thursday's two-part sale resulted in the highest total ever for Swann's semi-annual auction of American Art / Contemporary Art. The top lot overall, from the Contemporary portion of the sale, was Andy Warhol's Grapes (Special Edition), a unique screenprint with diamond dust. The print set a record, selling for $64,800.
Harland Miller's edgy Incurable Romantic Seeks Dirty Filthy Whore ranked second among the Contemporary Art. The 2007 painting brought $52,800. Another painting by the artist, Too Cool To Die, 2004, sold for $26,400.
|Andy Warhol, Grapes (Special Edition), unique color screenprint with diamond dust, 1979.|
The top lot among the American Art was Milton Avery's Sun Worshiper, a gouache painting on paper, circa 1932. It sold for $21,600. Another similar Avery painting, Seated Man, brought $18,000.
|Harland Miller, Incurable Romantic Seeks Dirty Filthy Whore, oil on canvas, 2007.|
A bronze sculpture by Jared French, Standing Male Nude, brought $18,000 and set a record for sculpture by French sold at auction. It was among ten works by the artist offered in the American Art session.
|Milton Avery, Sun Worshiper, gouache on paper, circa 1932.|
|Jared French, Standing Male Nude, bronze sculpture.|
Labels: American Art, Andy Warhol, contemporary art, Harland Miller, Jared French, Milton Avery, Todd Weyman