ART MARKET: CHRISTIE'S AND SOTHEBY'S

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The beginning of March has been strong all across the globe. The Armory Show and its satellite events attracted the art world's elite to New York City and the European galleries opened their doors to very strong shows. While some of us might still be art-fair hungover from Madrid and New York, others prepare for Art Basel Hong Kong next week. Sotheby's and Christie's also played their part with some strong sales beating the estimates for both emerging and established artists. Aujourd'hui has made a short selection of the works and their results.

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Our prices are insane) - Estimate (200-300,000$USD) Sold for: 502,000$USD

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Bosco Sodi, Untitled - Estimate (30-40,000$USD) Sold For: 175,000$USD

Andy Warhol, Dollar Sign - Estimate (300-400,000$USD) Sold for: 610,000$USD

Andy Warhol, Triple dollar sign - Estimate: (750-950,000$USD) Sold for: 1,200,000$USD

KAWS, Sworn to secrecy - Estimate (70-100,000$USD) Sold for: 209,000$USD

Oscar Murillo, Fried - Estimate (80-120,000$USD) Sold for: 269,000$USD

Jason MartinCaligula - Estimate (25-35,000$) Sold for: 47,500$USD

David Ostrowski, F (From bad to worse) - Estimate (60-70,000$USD) Sold for: 62,500$USD

Aujourd'hui selected report from: 
Christie's First Open NYC - Total sales: 14,522,438$USD
Sotheby's Contemporary Curated - Total sales: 17,674,188$USD