Helen Frankenthaler

Nepenthe

Found at Christies, Hong Kong (Online Auction)
Prints and Multiples, Lot 24
13. Sep - 27. Sep 2023
Estimate: 3.000 - 5.000 GBP
Price realised: 10.080 GBP
HELEN FRANKENTHALER (1928-2011) Nepenthe etching, aquatint and drypoint in colours, 1972, on wove paper, signed and dated in pencil, numbered 34/50 (there were also ten artist's proofs), published by John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, printed by Crown Point Press, California, with their blindstamp Plate 395 x 615 mm. Sheet 565 x 762 mm.

Upper estimate price exceeded by more than 100%

This artwork by Helen Frankenthaler achieved an unexpectedly high price at Christies in Hong Kong in September this year. In the Prints and Multiples auction, the work Nepenthe sold for GBP 10,080.00 (€ 10,080.00) - well above the upper estimate of GBP 5,000.00. Of course, this price has nothing to do with the top prices that other works by Helen Frankenthaler achieve. The highest price we have observed so far was reached by the work Royal Fireworks in June 2020 with an auction result of USD 7,895,300.00 (€ 7,029,917.19).

Oberer Schätzpreis um mehr als 100% übertroffen

Dieses Kunstwerk von Helen Frankenthaler erzielte im September diesen Jahres bei Christies in Hong Kong einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion Prints and Multiples wurde die Arbeit Nepenthe für GBP 10.080,00 (€ 10.080,00) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von GBP 5.000,00. Dieser Preis hat freilich nichts mit den Spitzenpreisen zu tun, die andere Arbeiten von Helen Frankenthaler erzielen. Den höchsten von uns bisher beobachteten Preis erreichte die Arbeit Royal Fireworks im Juni 2020 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 7.895.300,00 (€ 7.029.917,19).

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