KAWS ‘Astro Boy’ soars to $350K at Christie’s

KAWS ‘Astro Boy’

KAWS, ‘Untitled (Astro Boy), sold for $350,000. Christie’s image

NEW YORK – Christie’s online-only sale Trespassing, which closed Aug. 19, achieved a total of $2,437,000, with 96% sold by lot. The top lot was KAWS’ Untitled (Astro Boy), which realized $350,000, against a low estimate of $150,000.

Additional top lots included INVADER’s Alias SP–43, which achieved $162,500, against a low estimate of $40,000, and KAWS’ Untitled (Prima), which sold for $162,500 against a low estimate of $100,000.

Katherine Bernhardt’s (b.1975) Pink Panther + Instagram + Orchids, an acrylic and spray paint on canvas, realized: $125,000.

Christie’s First Open online-only sale that closed Aug. 18 achieved a total of $3,506,875 selling 84% by lot. The top lot was Simon Hantai’s Meun, 1967, which sold for $519,000 against an estimate of $80,000-$120,000.

Strong results were also achieved by Kenny Scharf’s Black Rubble, 2012, which realized $187,500 against an estimate of $70,000-$100,000 and Alexander Calder’s Blue, Orange, and Red, 1945, which also sold for $187,500, far surpassing an estimate of $30,000-$50,000.