at Bonhams Post-War and Contemporary Art Sales

Post-War & Contemporary Art
29 Jun 2017
London, New Bond Street

Dream Deferral by American artist Mark Bradford sold for an impressive £1,565,000 at Bonhams Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale today, 29 June 2017. The auction exceeded its high estimate, realising £7,076,750 with 95% sold by lot and 98% by value.

Bonhams Director of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Ralph Taylor commented, "Today's Post-War and Contemporary Art auction was a resounding success, continuing the department's upward trajectory. The top lot, Mark Bradford's Dream Deferral, achieved a spectacular result. This dynamic and intensely individual work by one of contemporary art's most in-demand artists is a fine addition to any collection, and not surprisingly there was a fierce battle to land it before it went to a bidder in the room."

Other highlights included:
Untitled, 1991, by Christopher Wool made £1,025,000.
• Leon Kossoff's Red Brick Building, Willesden, Spring, achieved £641,000.
• Germaine Richier's La Vierge folle sold for £377,000 against an estimate of £180,000-250,000.
• Rudolf Stingel's Untitled, 1988, exceeded its high estimate of £200,000-300,000, making £461,000.
Laugh Now But One Day We'll Be In Charge by Banksy made an impressive £293,000 against an estimate of £120,000-180,000. Two further works by the artist, Keep It Real and Gangsta Rat, also surpassed their high estimates.
Untitled No. 1 by Shusaku Arakawa tripled its high estimate, achieving £106,000.


For further information and images call Laura Watts on +44 (0) 20 7468 8210, or email laura.watts@bonhams.com or press@bonhams.com.

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