David Hammons

African American Flag

Found at Phillips, New York Auction
20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, Lot Ο ◆36
15. Nov - 15. Nov 2018
Estimate: 1.500.000 - 2.000.000 USD
Price realised: 1.657.500 USD
signed, numbered and dated "No. 4 Hammons 90" along the recto header
dyed cotton
This work can be hung in either orientation.
85 3/4 x 55 5/8 in. (217.8 x 141.3 cm.)
Executed in 1990, this work is number 4 from an edition of 5.
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Auction result well in line with expectations

The work African American Flag by David Hammons was auctioned at Phillips in New York in November 2018. The price achieved of USD 1,657,500 (€ 1,463,835) was within expectations - the estimate range had previously been given by the auction house as USD 1,500,000 - 2,000,000. Admittedly, works by David Hammons have also been auctioned for a multiple of this price - according to our records, the highest result so far was achieved by the work without title in November 2013 with an auction result of USD 8,005,000 (€ 5,883,434).

Auktionsergebnis im Rahmen der Erwartungen

Die Arbeit African American Flag von David Hammons kam im November 2018 bei Phillips in New York zur Auktion. Der dabei erzielte Preis von USD 1.657.500 (€ 1.463.835) lag im Rahmen der Erwartungen – die Schätzpreisspanne war von dem Auktionshaus zuvor mit USD 1.500.000 – 2.000.000 angegeben worden. Freilich wurden Arbeiten von David Hammons auch schon für ein Vielfaches dieses Preises versteigert – das bisher höchste Ergebnis erzielte nach unseren Aufzeichnungen eine Arbeit ohne Titel im November 2013 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 8.005.000 (€ 5.883.434).

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