Lucien Smith

Boys Don't Cry

Found at Phillips, London Auction
Contemporary Evening Sale, Lot 4
2. Jul - 2. Jul 2014
Estimate: 40.000 - 60.000 GBP
Price realised: 116.500 GBP
2012
acrylic on unprimed canvas
243.8 x 182.9 cm (95 7/8 x 72 in.)
Signed ‘Lucien Smith’ on the overlap.
OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles | Private Collection, New York | Acquired from the above by the present owner

Upper estimate price exceeded by 94 %.

This artwork by Lucien Smith achieved an unexpectedly high price at Phillips in London in July 2014. In the Contemporary Evening Sale auction, the work Boys Don't Cry sold for GBP 116,500.00 (€ 146,943.13) - well above the upper estimate of GBP 60,000.00. Despite this good result, it is not the highest hammer price for an artwork by Lucien Smith; that achieved among the auctions we observed the lot Hobbes, The Rain Man, and My Friend Barney / Under the Sycamore Tree sold at auction in November 2013 with the realized price of USD 389,000.00 (€ 285,903.28).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 94 % übertroffen

Dieses Kunstwerk von Lucien Smith erzielte im Juli 2014 bei Phillips in London einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion Contemporary Evening Sale wurde die Arbeit Boys Don't Cry für GBP 116.500,00 (€ 146.943,13) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von GBP 60.000,00. Trotz des guten Ergebnisses ist dies nicht der höchste Zuschlag für ein Kunstwerk von Lucien Smith; den erzielte unter den von uns beobachteten Auktionen die Arbeit Hobbes, The Rain Man, and My Friend Barney / Under the Sycamore Tree im November 2013 mit dem Hammerpreis von USD 389.000,00 (€ 285.903,28).

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