Christie's First Open auction closed on September 30 on a very high note. The event was a three-part auction series, where two live auctions were held in New York and London on September 23 and 25, respectively. An online auction was open between September 18 – 30.

First Open/NYC ended with an astounding $11.2 M, with numerous lots selling far higher than their estimate. Notable examples of this occurrence include Philippe Pasqua's Caphi, estimated $30,000 - $40,000 selling for $93,750, Cheyney Thompson's Untitled, estimated $5,000-7,000 selling for $40,000 and Marina Abramovic's Thomas Lips, estimated $25,000 - $35,000 selling for $112,500.

CHEYNEY THOMPSON . UNTITLED. 2006. CHEYNEY THOMPSON . UNTITLED. 2006. Photo via Christie's

A portion of the lots in First Open/NYC were from "This is Now: Property from the George Hartman and Arlene Goldman Collection". Hartman and Goldman have been putting together "This is Now" for ten years, and roughly 100 lots were sold both at the live and online auctions.

Ending on $4.1 M (£2.6 M), First Open/LDN also included several lots that sold over their estimate, such as Dexter Dalwood's Jackie's Cabin on the Christina O, estimated $29,484 - $36,036 (£18,000 - £22,000) selling for $71,313 (£43,750).

DEXTER DALWOOD. JACKIE'S CABIN ON THE CHRISTINA O. 2000. DEXTER DALWOOD. JACKIE'S CABIN ON THE CHRISTINA O. 2000. Photo via Christie's

The online auction comprised 151 lots, however the results have yet to be reported.

Find lots currently up for auction at Christie's here.

 

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