World Records for David Hockney, Aaron Young, Sterling Ruby & Dana Schutz at Phillips de Pury

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LONDON.- Phillips de Pury & Company’s October Contemporary Art sales totaled £8,819,900 /$14,129,480 (including premium). The Contemporary Art Day sale saw active bidding with strong results with many works achieving over their pre-sale high estimate and totaled £2,257,000/$3,615,714 (including premium) selling 84% by value and 77 % by lot. “We are pleased to have built on the success of last night and to continue our tradition as Contemporary Art taste-makers. Today’s Day sale saw strong sell through rates with competitive bidding both in the room and on the telephones highlighting the continuing appetite for cutting-edge Contemporary Art.“ Peter Sumner, Head of Sales, London. Phillips de Pury & Company’s Contemporary Art Evening sale totaled £6,562,900 /$10,303,753 (including premium) selling 86% by value and 69% by lot. There was particularity strong competition for the works by top British a