Clyfford Still

1949-A-No . 1

Found at Sothebys, New York
Contemporary Art Evening Auction, Lot 11
9. Nov - 9. Nov 2011
Estimate: 25.000.000 - 35.000.000 USD
Price realised: 61.682.500 USD
Clyfford Still
1904 - 1980
1949-A-NO . 1
signed and dated Clyfford 49; signed and titled 1949-A twice on the reverse
oil on canvas
93 x 79 in. 236.2 x 200.7 cm.
Acquired from the estate of the artist by Mrs. Patricia Still (PH-89)

A top price for Clyfford Still

This artwork by Clyfford Still achieved an unexpectedly high price at Sothebys in New York in November 2011. In the Contemporary Art Evening Auction auction, the work 1949-A-No . 1 sold for USD 61,682,500.00 (€ 45,850,367.95) - well above the upper estimate of USD 35,000,000.00. This high result makes 1949-A-No . 1 the most expensive artwork by Clyfford Still that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Clyfford Still

Dieses Kunstwerk von Clyfford Still erzielte im November 2011 bei Sothebys in New York einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion Contemporary Art Evening Auction wurde die Arbeit 1949-A-No . 1 für USD 61.682.500,00 (€ 45.850.367,95) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von USD 35.000.000,00. Dieses hohe Ergebnis macht 1949-A-No . 1 zu dem teuersten Kunstwerk von Clyfford Still, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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