Howardena Pindell

#108 Memory Test: Sorry it was an Accident

Found at Christies, New York
The House Sale, Lot 154
3. Oct - 3. Oct 2006
Estimate: 500 - 700 USD
Price realised: 3.120 USD
Howardena Pindell (B. 1943)
#108 Memory Test: Sorry it was an Accident
signed and dated 'Howardena D. Pindell 1979-80' (lower left); titled '#108 Memory Series: Sorry It Was An Accident' (lower right)
gouache, watercolor, acrylic, ink, thread, nails, postcards, glitter and plastic mounted to foamcore
18 x 15 in. (45.7 x 38.1 cm.)
Executed in 1979-1980.

Artwork auctioned at four times the upper estimate price

When the work #108 Memory Test: Sorry it was an Accident by Howardena Pindell was auctioned at Christies in New York in October 2006, the result exceeded expectations many times over. The upper estimate was set at a - in retrospect quite modest - USD 700 but the actual price achieved was more than three times as high at USD 3,120 (€ 2,443). Of course, this price has nothing to do with the top prices that other works by Howardena Pindell achieve. The highest price we have observed so far was reached by the work Untitled #24 in May this year with an auction result of USD 1,134,000 (€ 1,056,751).

Kunstwerk zum Vierfachen des oberen Schätzpreises versteigert

Als die Arbeit #108 Memory Test: Sorry it was an Accident von Howardena Pindell im Oktober 2006 bei Christies in New York versteigert wurde, übertraf das Ergebnis die Erwartungen um ein Vielfaches. Der obere Schätzpreis war mit – rückwirkend betrachtet recht bescheidenen – USD 700 angesetzt, der tatsächlich erzielte Preis hingegen war mit USD 3.120 (€ 2.443) mehr als viermal so hoch. Dieser Preis hat freilich nichts mit den Spitzenpreisen zu tun, die andere Arbeiten von Howardena Pindell erzielen. Den höchsten von uns bisher beobachteten Preis erreichte die Arbeit Untitled #24 im Mai diesen Jahres mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 1.134.000 (€ 1.056.751).

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