John Baldessari

Commissioned Painting:  A Painting By Edgar Transue

Found at Sothebys, New York
Contemporary Art Evening Auction, Lot 10
13. May - 13. May 2014
Estimate: 2.000.000 - 3.000.000 USD
Price realised: 2.517.000 USD
John Baldessari
B.1931
COMMISSIONED PAINTING:  A PAINTING BY EDGAR TRANSUE
oil and acrylic on canvas
59 1/4 x 45 in. 150.5 x 114.3 cm.
Executed in 1969.
Galerie Philomene Magers, Munich and Berlin (acquired from the artist) | Acquired by the present owner from the above in 2001

A top price for John Baldessari - as previously expected

In May 2014 Sothebys in New York held the auction Contemporary Art Evening Auction, which included the work Commissioned Painting:  A Painting By Edgar Transue by John Baldessari. The price achieved of USD 2,517,000.00 (€ 1,845,307.92) was within expectations - the estimate range had previously been set by the auction house as USD 2,000,000.00 – 3,000,000.00. Even if this result could not surprise positively, Commissioned Painting:  A Painting By Edgar Transue is the most expensive artwork by John Baldessari that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis mit Ansage

Im Mai 2014 führte Sothebys in New York die Auktion Contemporary Art Evening Auction durch, in der auch die Arbeit Commissioned Painting:  A Painting By Edgar Transue von John Baldessari zur Versteigerung kam. Der dabei erzielte Preis von USD 2.517.000,00 (€ 1.845.307,92) lag im Rahmen der Erwartungen – die Schätzpreisspanne war von dem Auktionshaus zuvor mit USD 2.000.000,00 – 3.000.000,00 angegeben worden. Auch wenn das Ergebnis damit nicht positiv überraschen konnte, ist Commissioned Painting:  A Painting By Edgar Transue das teuerste Kunstwerk von John Baldessari, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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