Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale New York


[from artmarketmonitor]

Contemporary Art Evening Sale
11 Nov 08 New York

The contemporary art evening sale realized $125,131,500 against the pre-sale estimate of $202.4–280.4 million.

New York art collector Aby Rosen bought Jean-Michel Basquiat's huge painting on paper Ribs Ribs from 1982 for $626,500 (est. $1-1.5 million).

Los Angeles art collector Eli Broad, bought at least three works, including Ed Ruscha’s Desire from 1969 for $2,434,500 (est. $4–6 million). [more at bloomberg]

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