Allen Ginsberg

Heroic Portrait of Jack Kerouac, New York, 1953

Found at Christies, London
The Landscape of a Mind: A Private Collector's Surreal Vision, Lot 583
20. Jun - 20. Jun. 2019
Estimate: 3.000 - 5.000 GBP
Price realised: 10.000 GBP
gelatin silver print, printed later
signed and dated 'Allen Ginsberg 1953' and extensively annotated in ink (margin)
image: 16 x 10 ½in. (40.6 x 26.7cm.)
sheet: 19 7/8 x 15 7/8in. (49.3 x 40.5cm.)
Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles. | Paul Tomlinson Collection, Dallas. | His sale, Phillips de Pury & Company New York, 8 October 2010, lot 218. | Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

Upper estimate price exceeded by 100 %.

This artwork by Allen Ginsberg achieved an unexpectedly high price at Christies in London in June 2019. In the The Landscape of a Mind: A Private Collector's Surreal Vision auction, the work Heroic Portrait of Jack Kerouac, New York, 1953 sold for GBP 10,000.00 (€ 11,241.48) - well above the upper estimate of GBP 5,000.00. However, buyers have had to dig much deeper into their pockets for other works by Allen Ginsberg - we have observed the highest auction result to date for the work Selected images of Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Neal Cassady and Peter Orlovsky, 1953-1957, which sold at auction in October 2008 for USD 35,000.00 (€ 27,598.17).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 100 % übertroffen

Dieses Kunstwerk von Allen Ginsberg erzielte im Juni 2019 bei Christies in London einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion The Landscape of a Mind: A Private Collector's Surreal Vision wurde die Arbeit Heroic Portrait of Jack Kerouac, New York, 1953 für GBP 10.000,00 (€ 11.241,48) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von GBP 5.000,00. Für andere Arbeiten von Allen Ginsberg mussten die Käufer allerdings auch schon deutlich tiefer in die Tasche greifen – das bisher höchste Auktionsergebnis haben wir für die Arbeit Selected images of Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Neal Cassady and Peter Orlovsky, 1953-1957 beobachtet, die im Oktober 2008 für USD 35.000,00 (€ 27.598,17) versteigert wurde.

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