OAKLAND, Calif. – The September 16 Modern + Contemporary Art + Design sale at Clars Auction Gallery totaled more than $1.3 million across 230 lots.
Fine art led the way with $1.1 million in sales. The main highlight was Andy Warhol’s complete set of 10 Cowboys and Indians screenprints, which sold for $503,750. Another stellar performance was posted by several Pumpkin screenprints by Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, b. 1929-), which realized a combined price of $108,750.
Clars Auction Gallery had a nearly 100% sell through rate for the design section of the sale, with just above 100 lots selling for a total of more than $210,000. Clients from across the country vied for design lots, with many items selling at or above the high estimate.
Top picks included an Angelo Mangiarotti Eros dining table, which sold for $18,750 against a $6,000-$9,000 estimate. Also among the auction highlights was a suite of eight Mario Bellini Cab chairs, Model 413, which brought $10,625; a set of Christian Liaigre Bazane stools that sold for $9,375; a Charles and Ray Eames 670 and 671 chair and ottoman that realized $8,125; and a Vladimir Kagan Ondine chair that went for $8,125.
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