Raffi Kalenderian

Spirit Guides and Sunflowers

Found at Christies, London
Handpicked: 50 Works Selected by the Saatchi Gallery, Lot 3
28.Jun - 28.Jun.2018
Estimate: 6.000 - 8.000 GBP
Price realised: 15.000 GBP
signed, titled and dated '"Spirit guides and Sunflowers" Raffi Kalenderian 2008' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
60¼ x 98¼in. (153 x 249.5cm.)
Painted in 2008
Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles. | Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2008.

Upper estimate price exceeded by 88 %.

This artwork by Raffi Kalenderian achieved an unexpectedly high price at Christies in London in June 2018. In the Handpicked: 50 Works Selected by the Saatchi Gallery auction, the work Spirit Guides and Sunflowers sold for GBP 15,000.00 (€ 16,952.56) - well above the upper estimate of GBP 8,000.00. Despite this good result, it is not the highest hammer price for an artwork by Raffi Kalenderian; that achieved among the auctions we observed the lot Dasha (Plants) sold at auction in September last year with the realized price of USD 27,720.00 (€ 28,334.87).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 88 % übertroffen

Dieses Kunstwerk von Raffi Kalenderian erzielte im Juni 2018 bei Christies in London einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion Handpicked: 50 Works Selected by the Saatchi Gallery wurde die Arbeit Spirit Guides and Sunflowers für GBP 15.000,00 (€ 16.952,56) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von GBP 8.000,00. Trotz des guten Ergebnisses ist dies nicht der höchste Zuschlag für ein Kunstwerk von Raffi Kalenderian; den erzielte unter den von uns beobachteten Auktionen die Arbeit Dasha (Plants) im September letzten Jahres mit dem Hammerpreis von USD 27.720,00 (€ 28.334,87).

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