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Christie's Post-War and Contemporary online-sale series totals $6.6 million
Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Your taste is in your mouth), photographic silkscreen on vinyl, executed in 1995. Estimate: $250,000 - 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.



NEW YORK, NY.- With three consecutive sales, Vice (May 12 - May 27), Virtue (May 29 - June 12) and Mark Seliger: Art for Aid (May 28 - June 17), the Vice | Virtue sale series was organized thematically to offer works of art that touch upon our collective reality during these disrupted times. Together, these sales realized $6,633,600.

Vice (May 12-27), a feel-good sale about the human inclination towards hedonistic escapism, totaled $2,216,100.

The top three lots were Andy Warhol, Work Boots (Positive) which sold for $435,000, against a low estimate of $250,000; Fernando Botero, Standing Woman, which realized $350,000; and KAWS, KAWSBOB (OPEN MOUTH), PACKAGE PRINTING SERIES, which realized $300,000, against a low estimate of $100,000.




Virtue (May 29 – June 12), which explored goodness, reverie, color and fantasy, and focused on the idea of virtue as a creative escape, totaled $4,185,125.

The top three lots were Richard Prince's, Untitled (de Kooning) which sold for $795,000, against a low estimate of $600,000; Andy Warhol's Chris Evert [Sixteen Works], which realized $735,000, against a $300,000 low estimate; and Jean Dubuffet's Cafetière et petit chaudron avec clef, which realized $495,000, against a low estimate of $280,000. Notable prices were also achieved for works by Kehinde Wiley, Romare Bearden and Bridget Riley, all of which exceeding their presale estimates.

Mark Seliger: RADArt4Aid, a fundraising sale organized together with photographer, Mark Seliger and RAD (Red Carpet Advocacy) to benefit COVID-19 relief charities, totaled $232,375, selling 100% by lot. All proceeds from the sale will benefit 19 charities on the front lines of COVID-19 relief.

A new auction record for Mark Seliger by his 2010 portrait of President Barack Obama, which achieved $37,500, which was the sale's top lot. The second highest price was achieved by Jennifer Aniston, Los Angeles, CA, 1995, which realized $16,250, against a low estimate of $5,000.










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