Carl Andre

Copper-Steel Alloy Square

Found at Christies, London
Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, Lot 2
04.Okt - 04.Okt.2019
Estimate: 1.200.000 - 1.800.000 GBP
Price realised: 2.411.250 GBP
copper and steel, in one hundred parts
each: 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8in. (0.8 x 20 x 20cm.)
overall: 3/8 x 78 ¾ x 78 ¾in. (0.8 x 200 x 200cm.)
Executed in 1969
Galerie Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf. | Wide White Space, Antwerp. | Acquired from the above by the present owner in October 1971.

A top price for Carl Andre

In October 2019 Christies in London held the auction Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, which included the work Copper-Steel Alloy Square by Carl Andre. The »bidding war« ended at GBP 2,411,250.00 (€ 2,796,877.07), 34% above the upper estimate. With this result, Copper-Steel Alloy Square is even the most expensive work of art by Carl Andre that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Carl Andre

Im Oktober 2019 führte Christies in London die Auktion Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction durch, in der auch die Arbeit Copper-Steel Alloy Square von Carl Andre zur Versteigerung kam. Das »Bietergefecht« endete beim Preis von GBP 2.411.250,00 (€ 2.796.877,07) und damit 34% über dem oberen Schätzpreis. Mit diesem Ergebnis ist Copper-Steel Alloy Square sogar das teuerste Kunstwerk von Carl Andre, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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