Clyfford Still

Ph-218

Found at Sothebys, New York
The Collection of A. Alfred Taubman: Masterworks, Lot 41
4. Nov - 4. Nov 2015
Estimate: 10.000.000 - 15.000.000 USD
Price realised: 14.810.000 USD
Clyfford Still
1904 - 1980
PH-218
Signed Clyfford Still and dated 1947 (lower right); signed Clyfford and titled PH-218 and inscribed 1947-K twice on the reverse
Oil on canvas
63 by 40 in.
160 by 101.6 cm.
Painted in 1947.
Please note that in the print catalogue for this sale, this lot appears as number 41T.
Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc., New York (acquired from the artist in 1969) | Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Philips, Dayton, Ohio | Hokin Gallery, Chicago | Barbara Divver Fine Arts, New York | Acquired from the above by A. Alfred Taubman in January 1981

Auction result well in line with expectations

The work Ph-218 by Clyfford Still was sold in the The Collection of A. Alfred Taubman: Masterworks auction at Sothebys in New York in November 2015. It changed hands for a price of USD 14,810,000.00 (€ 14,021,965.54) achieving a result in the upper range of the estimate price range of USD 10,000,000.00 – 15,000,000.00. However, buyers have had to dig much deeper into their pockets for other works by Clyfford Still - we have observed the highest auction result to date for the work 1949-A-No . 1, which sold at auction in November 2011 for USD 61,682,500.00 (€ 45,850,367.95).

Auktionsergebnis im Rahmen der Erwartungen

Die Arbeit Ph-218 von Clyfford Still wurde im November 2015 in der Auktion The Collection of A. Alfred Taubman: Masterworks bei Sothebys in New York versteigert. Dabei wechselte sie für einen Preis von USD 14.810.000,00 (€ 14.021.965,54) den Besitzer und erzielte damit ein Ergebnis im oberen Bereich der Schätzpreisspanne von USD 10.000.000,00 – 15.000.000,00. Für andere Arbeiten von Clyfford Still mussten die Käufer allerdings auch schon deutlich tiefer in die Tasche greifen – das bisher höchste Auktionsergebnis haben wir für die Arbeit 1949-A-No . 1 beobachtet, die im November 2011 für USD 61.682.500,00 (€ 45.850.367,95) versteigert wurde.

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