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‘Marathon’ 91-Lot Contemporary Art Sale at Christie’s Garners $247.6 M.

"I Can See the Whole Room!...and There's Nobody in it!" (1961) by Roy Lichtenstein sold for $43.2 million. (Courtesy Christie's)

A grueling 91-lot contemporary art sale at Christie’s last night paid off, bringing in a total of $247.6 million with premium included, within its pre-sale estimate of $226.5 million-$312.3 million. At least 13 auction records were set over the course of the evening, including new high marks for Paul McCarthy ($4,562,500), Barbara Kruger ($902,500), Louise Bourgeois ($10,722,500), Charles Ray ($3,106,500) and Roy Lichtenstein ($43,202,500).┬áIt was a “marathon sale” in the words of department head Brett Gorvy, but a lively one for the most part. Read More