Ruth Asawa Sculpture Sells for $627,750 at Rago, Nov. 16, Sets Record for Similar Work by the Artist Ruth Asawa Woven Wire Sculpture Sells for $627,750 at Rago on November 16, Sets a Record for Like-Sized Work by the Artist.
Lambertville, NJ: A Ruth Asawa woven wire mobile with five lobes, measur
News-Antique.com - Nov 19,2013 - Ruth Asawa Woven Wire Sculpture Sells for $627,750 at Rago on November 16, Sets a Record for Like-Sized Work by the Artist.
Lambertville, NJ: A Ruth Asawa woven wire mobile with five lobes, measuring 61 in length sold for $627,750 at Ragos November 16 Fine Art auction, setting a record for like-sized, multi-lobed work. According to Artnet.com, there has been only one other sale at auction since the artists August death. It took place on November 12 in New York, when a larger 78 seven-lobed work sold for $389,000. (All prices quoted include buyers premium.)
The Asawa record is attributable to a number of market factors, from the beauty of her body of work to provenance to her recent death, said Meredith Hilferty, Director of Fine Art. In the final analysis, good is good and this is an impeccable thing. Still, I would hate for it to completely overshadow the many other successes in the sale, from Op Art to Pop Prints. Id like to personally thank all our buyers and consignors, with special thanks to Steve Andersen for entrusting us with his personal collection of prints and original works.
Hammer + bp: $2,607,313
Number of Lots: 579
Internet Bidders: 555, From: USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Columbia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, , Netherlands, UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Denmark, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, India, Pakistan, Israel, Nigeria, Taiwan, Japan, Australia.
Phone Bidders: 226, From: USA, Canada, UK, Columbia, Panama, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Germany, Greece, Belgium, Israel, China, Japan
Absentee Bidders: 85, From: USA, UK, Brazil, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Australia, Japan
Percent sold: 73%
1. 529 Ruth Asawa, Untitled $627,750
2. 611 Julio Le Parc, Serie 3 D N° 1 $87,500
3. 571 Richard Anuszkiewicz, Crimson Sanctuary $75,000
4. 574 Julian Stanczak, Summaries of Light $68,750
5. 553 Sol LeWitt, Two works of art: Set 223 and Untitled $62,500
6. 576 Richard Anuszkiewicz, Feast of the Sun and the Moon $56,250
7. 596 Friedel Dzubas, Royal Skin $50,000
8. 550 Roy Lichtenstein, Shipboard Girl $46,875
9. 646 Andy Warhol, Howdy Doody $33,750
10. 540 Roy Lichtenstein, On $30,000
11. 579 Julian Stanczak, Passing Through $30,000
1. 4 Frederick William MacMonnies, Pan of Rohallion $53,125
2. 122 Romare Bearden, Lonely Beach $18,750
3. 21 Arthur Lismer, Untitled $17,500
4. 102 Joseph Barrett, Yellow House on the Delaware $17,500
5. 129 Andre Brasilier, Marcilly Village de Touraine $17,500
6. 90 Charles F. Ramsey, Untitled $12,500
7. 112 Clark Hulings, The Grain Merchant $12,500
8. 46 Jean Louis Chauvin,