Sotheby’s London – Contemporary Art Evening Auction Sale Results

October 17th, 2011 by

The Contemporary Art Evening Auction of October 13, 2011 totalled £17.8 million / $28 million – the third highest total for an October sale of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s London. The sale was 77 per cent sold by lot and nearly 80 per cent sold by value.

The top-selling lot was Lucian Freud’s portrait Boy’s Head of 1952 depicting Charlie Lumley, which sold for £3,177,250/$4,999,085.

Another School of London highlight was Leon Kossoff’s A Street in Willesden of 1985, sold for £690,850 / $1,086,983, almost double its low of £350,000-450,000 setting a new record for the artist at auction.