Clyfford Still

Ph-399

Found at Sothebys, New York
Contemporary Art Evening Auction, Lot 11
14. Nov - 14. Nov 2019
Estimate: 12.000.000 - 18.000.000 USD
Price realised: 24.296.900 USD
Clyfford Still
1904 - 1980
PH-399
signed twice and dated 1946; signed, dated 1946 twice, and numbered P-399 on the reverse
oil on canvas
53 3/4 by 44 3/4 in. 136.5 by 113.7 cm.
Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York (acquired directly from the artist in 1969) | Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1970

Upper estimate price exceeded by 35 %.

In November 2019 Sothebys in New York held the auction Contemporary Art Evening Auction, which included the work Ph-399 by Clyfford Still. The »bidding war« ended at USD 24,296,900.00 (€ 22,050,004.54), 35% above the upper estimate. 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).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 35 % übertroffen

Im November 2019 führte Sothebys in New York die Auktion Contemporary Art Evening Auction durch, in der auch die Arbeit Ph-399 von Clyfford Still zur Versteigerung kam. Das »Bietergefecht« endete beim Preis von USD 24.296.900,00 (€ 22.050.004,54) und damit 35% über dem oberen Schätzpreis. 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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