Heritage Auctions concludes Fall art sales with $7.3 million in Dallas



2015-11-17 09:37:31

Heritage Auctions has concluded its Fall Modern and Contemporary Art season with results of more than $7.3 million.

Last month the company took its first steps into the New York art market, with an inaugural sale which realized $3.8 million from just 21 lots - led by a set of rare Andy Warhol prints which fetched a record $725,000.

There was a similar story in Dallas this weekend, as the second part of the company's Modern and Contemporary Art sale was also topped by a Warhol work.

Campbell's Soup Box (Chicken Rice), dated 1986, saw the Pop artist return to both a theme and a brand which had inspired him 25 years previously. Executed just a year before his untimely death, Warhol's silkscreen canvas doubled its estimate to sell for $293,000.

The auction saw several other works by Warhol exceed expectation, with a Chanel print from his 1985 'Ads' series sold for $149,000 and a John Wayne print from the 1986 Cowboys and Indians series sold for $106,250. In both cases the works more than doubled their top estimates.

Warhol's 1980 work Shoes, screen-printed with diamond dust, was also amongst the top sellers with a final price of $100,000.

Further strong results from the Post-War section included Conrad Marca-Relli's 1966 work Sleeping Figure (J-L-16-66) which sold for $137,000; Victor Vasarely's 1977 painting Xanor which fetched $68,750; and Paul Jenkin's 1979 abstract work Phenomena Spiral Cauldron which sold for $68,750.

"We presented interesting works by today's most sought-after artists," said Frank Hettig, Director of Modern & Contemporary Art at Heritage Auctions. "The results prove Heritage is a strong competitor in this market. We have high expectations for next season and are excited to present collectors with some of the best work on the market."

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