Clars welcomed fall with Kusama pumpkins, rare set of Warhol prints

Yayoi Kusama, ‘Red Colored Pumpkin,’ $25,000

Yayoi Kusama, ‘Red Colored Pumpkin,’ $25,000

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.

 Andy Warhol Cowboys and Indians portfolio of 10 prints, $503,750


Andy Warhol Cowboys and Indians portfolio of 10 prints, $503,750

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.

Set of eight Mario Bellini Cab chairs, $10,625

Set of eight Mario Bellini Cab chairs, $10,625

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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