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Top 100 Contemporary Artworks

Top 100 Contemporary Artworks Auction Performances (July 2017 – June 2018)

Rank Artist Artwork Medium Price Date Sale
1 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Flexible (1984) Painting $45,315,000 17 May 2018 Phillips New York
2 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Flesh And Spirit (1982/83) Painting $30,711,000 16 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
3 Jeff KOONS (1955) Play-Doh (1994-2014) Sculpture-Volume $22,812,500 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
4 CHEN Yifei (1946-2005) Warm spring in the jade pavilion (1993) Painting $22,640,280 19 Dec 2017 China Guardian Auctions Beijing
5 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Red Skull (1982) Painting $21,594,014 06 Oct 2017 Christie’s London
6 Peter DOIG (1959) Red House (1995-1996) Painting $21,127,500 16 Nov 2017 Phillips New York
7 Kerry James MARSHALL (1955) Past Times (1997) Painting $21,114,500 16 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
8 Peter DOIG (1959) Camp Forestia (1996) Painting $20,125,811 06 Oct 2017 Christie’s London
9 Peter DOIG (1959) The Architect’s Home In the Ravine (1991) Painting $19,958,612 07 Mar 2018 Sotheby’s London
10 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Untitled (1982) Painting $19,422,139 26 Jun 2018 Sotheby’s London
11 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Jim Crow (1986) Painting $17,680,936 20 Oct 2017 Christie’s Paris
12 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Multiflavors (1982) Painting $16,728,820 06 Mar 2018 Christie’s London
13 Peter DOIG (1959) Charley’s Space (1991) Painting $15,166,515 06 Mar 2018 Christie’s London
14 Christopher WOOL (1955) Untitled (2007) Painting $14,472,784 07 Mar 2018 Sotheby’s London
15 Mark BRADFORD (1961) Helter Skelter I (2007) Painting $11,979,851 08 Mar 2018 Phillips London
16 Martin KIPPENBERGER (1953-1997) Ohne Titel (aus der Serie Das Floß der Medusa) (1996) Painting $11,096,876 27 Jun 2018 Phillips London
17 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Cabra (1981/82) Painting $10,953,500 16 Nov 2017 Sotheby’s New York
18 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) New York, New York (1981) Painting $10,755,224 26 Jun 2018 Sotheby’s London
19 CHEN Yifei (1946-2005) Beauties on Promenade (1997) Painting $10,623,791 26 May 2018 Christie’s Hong Kong
20 Peter DOIG (1959) Almost Grown (2000) Painting $10,437,500 15 Nov 2017 Christie’s New York
21 Peter DOIG (1959) Daytime Astronomy (Grasshopper) (1998/99) Painting $10,157,506 26 Jun 2018 Sotheby’s London
22 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Untitled (Orange Sports Figure) (1982) Painting $9,333,257 26 May 2018 Christie’s Hong Kong
23 Takashi MURAKAMI (1962) Dragon in clouds – red mutation Drawing-Watercolor $8,826,036 30 Apr 2018 Council Shanghai Shanghai
24 Christopher WOOL (1955) Untitled (2008) Painting $8,262,500 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
25 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Flash in Naples (1983) Painting $8,131,000 16 Nov 2017 Sotheby’s New York
26 Rudolf STINGEL (1956) Untitled (2012) Painting $7,938,905 08 Mar 2018 Phillips London
27 Christopher WOOL (1955) Untitled (1992) Painting $7,905,200 16 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
28 Mark BRADFORD (1961) Boreas (2007) Drawing-Watercolor $7,625,000 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
29 Mark TANSEY (1949) Source of the Loue (1988) Painting $7,453,600 16 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
30 Robert GOBER (1954) Untitled (1993-1994) Sculpture-Volume $7,287,500 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
31 Antony GORMLEY (1950) A Case for an Angel I (1989) Sculpture-Volume $6,911,977 06 Oct 2017 Christie’s London
32 Cecily BROWN (1969) Suddenly Last Summer (1999) Painting $6,776,200 16 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
33 ZHOU Chunya (1955) Chinese tone (1992) Painting $6,743,740 19 Jun 2018 China Guardian Beijing
34 ZHOU Chunya (1955) Chine scenery (1993) Painting $6,705,006 19 Dec 2017 China Guardian Beijing
35 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Red Rabbit (1982) Painting $6,612,500 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
36 Rudolf STINGEL (1956) Untitled (2009) Painting $6,479,149 07 Mar 2018 Sotheby’s London
37 Jeff KOONS (1955) New Hoover Celebrity IV, New Hoover Convertible, New Shelton 5 Gallon Wet/Dry, New Shelton 10 Gallon Wet/Dry Doubledecker (1981-1986) Sculpture-Volume $6,437,500 16 Nov 2017 Sotheby’s New York
38 Rudolf STINGEL (1956) Untitled (2012) Painting $6,390,000 16 Nov 2017 Phillips New York
39 ZHANG Xiaogang (1958) Bloodline: The Big Family No.1 (1996) Painting $6,211,340 19 Jun 2018 China Guardian Beijing
40 George CONDO (1957) Nude and Forms (2014) Painting $6,162,500 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
41 Mark BRADFORD (1961) Black Venus (2005) Painting $6,052,500 17 May 2018 Phillips New York
42 Rudolf STINGEL (1956) Untitled (2015) Painting $5,940,000 17 May 2018 Phillips New York
43 QIU Hanqiao (1958) Mountain rhyme (山岳之韵) Drawing-Watercolor $5,751,438 22 Jul 2017 Hangzhou Jiashi Hangzhou
44 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Untitled (無題) (1984) Painting $5,664,885 02 Oct 2017 Poly Auction Hong Kong
45 Jeff KOONS (1955) Lobster (2007-2012) Sculpture-Volume $5,487,500 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
46 Mark BRADFORD (1961) Bear Running from the Shotgun (2014) Drawing-Watercolor $5,323,990 06 Mar 2018 Christie’s London
47 Felix GONZALEZ-TORRES (1957-1996) Untitled (1992) Sculpture-Volume $5,195,600 16 Nov 2017 Sotheby’s New York
48 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Untitled (1982) Drawing-Watercolor $5,151,614 26 Jun 2018 Sotheby’s London
49 Kerry James MARSHALL (1955) Still Life with Wedding Portrait (2015) Painting $5,037,500 15 Nov 2017 Christie’s New York
50 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Both Poles (1982) Painting $4,929,901 06 Oct 2017 Christie’s London
51 ZHANG Xiaogang (1958) Bloodline: Big Family No.9《 血緣系列9號- 大家庭》 (1996) Painting $4,888,090 27 May 2018 Phillips Hong Kong
52 Mark BRADFORD (1961) Visible Giant (2014) Painting $4,631,100 16 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
53 LIU Wei (1965) Revolutionary Family Series: Travel Time (1993) Painting $4,534,985 31 Mar 2018 Sotheby’s Hong Kong
54 Rudolf STINGEL (1956) Untitled (Bolego) (2006) Painting $4,518,200 16 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
55 ZHANG Xiaogang (1958) Family portrait (全家福) (2002-2005) Painting $4,437,459 16 Dec 2017 Poly International Beijing
56 Damien HIRST (1965) Away from the Flock (1994) Sculpture-Volume $4,412,500 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
57 Kerry James MARSHALL (1955) Untitled (Blanket Couple) (2014) Painting $4,335,000 17 May 2018 Phillips New York
58 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Thin in the Old (1986) Painting $4,306,821 06 Dec 2017 Sotheby’s Paris
59 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Untitled (Halloween) (c.1982) Painting $4,215,000 16 Nov 2017 Phillips New York
60 Keith HARING (1958-1990) Untitled (1983) Painting $4,212,500 15 Nov 2017 Christie’s New York
61 George CONDO (1957) Compression IV (2011) Painting $4,066,600 17 Nov 2017 Sotheby’s New York
62 Cecily BROWN (1969) The Skin of Our Teeth (1999) Painting $3,983,906 26 Jun 2018 Sotheby’s London
63 Antony GORMLEY (1950) Angel of the North (1997) Sculpture-Volume $3,971,342 07 Mar 2018 Sotheby’s London
64 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Remote Commander (1984) Painting $3,901,727 05 Oct 2017 Sotheby’s London
65 AI Xuan (1947) Aspirant (有志者) (1980) Painting $3,762,296 19 Jun 2018 China Guardian Beijing
66 Christopher WOOL (1955) Untitled (S134) (1996) Painting $3,735,000 16 Nov 2017 Phillips New York
67 Rudolf STINGEL (1956) Untitled (2010) Painting $3,678,361 06 Mar 2018 Christie’s London
68 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Untitled (Figure Jmb #1) (1982) Drawing-Watercolor $3,657,866 07 Mar 2018 Sotheby’s London
69 LIU Wei (1965) Self portrait (自画像) (1992) Painting $3,657,276 19 Dec 2017 China Guardian Beijing
70 Marlene DUMAS (1953) De gele vingers van de kunstenaar [The yellow fingers of the artist] (1985) Painting $3,615,000 16 Nov 2017 Phillips New York
71 Marlene DUMAS (1953) Magdalena (Underwear and Bedtime Stories) (1995) Painting $3,615,000 16 Nov 2017 Sotheby’s New York
72 ZHOU Chunya (1955) Three TT (3个TT) (2007) Painting $3,567,369 16 Dec 2017 Poly International Beijing
73 Thomas SCHÜTTE (1954) Bronzefrau Nr. 7 (2002) Sculpture-Volume $3,511,715 06 Mar 2018 Christie’s London
74 Hurvin ANDERSON (1965) Country Club: Chicken Wire (2008) Painting $3,456,804 06 Oct 2017 Christie’s London
75 QIU Hanqiao (1958) Cloud disppear and green mountain ( 云开山青) Drawing-Watercolor $3,450,863 22 Jul 2017 Hangzhou Jiashi Hangzhou
76 Thomas SCHÜTTE (1954) Großer Geist Nr. 9 (1998) Sculpture-Volume $3,375,000 16 Nov 2017 Phillips New York
77 Christopher WOOL (1955) Lester (2001) Painting $3,372,500 17 May 2018 Christie’s New York
78 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Ero (1984) Painting $3,344,391 07 Mar 2018 Sotheby’s London
79 Takashi MURAKAMI (1962) Panda (潘達) Sculpture-Volume $3,331,097 26 Nov 2017 Seoul Auction Hong Kong
80 Jean-Michel BASQUIAT (1960-1988) Birds as Buddha (1984) Painting $3,322,559 27 Jun 2018 Phillips London
81 CHEN Yifei (1946-2005) A Place of Childhood Memory (童年嬉戏过的地方) (1984) Painting $3,304,709 16 Jun 2018 Beijing Council Beijing
82 Richard PRINCE (1949) Mystery Nurse (2009) Painting $3,255,000 16 Nov 2017 Phillips New York
83 CHEN Yifei (1946-2005) Melody (夜莺之声) (1980) Painting $3,194,403 19 Jun 2018 China Guardian Beijing
84 Adrian GHENIE (1977) Turning Point 1 (2009) Painting $3,143,587 06 Oct 2017 Christie’s London
85 Mark TANSEY (1949) Study for Push/Pull Painting $3,135,000 17 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
86 ZENG Fanzhi (1964) The mask series No.16 (面具系列第十六号) (1994) Painting $3,134,808 19 Dec 2017 China Guardian Beijing
87 Martin KIPPENBERGER (1953-1997) Eifrau Die Man Nicht Schubladieren Kann (Egg Lady Who Can’t Be Piegeonholed) (1996) Painting $3,011,201 07 Mar 2018 Sotheby’s London
88 Yoshitomo NARA (1959) MIA (2001) Painting $2,932,574 25 Nov 2017 Christie’s Hong Kong
89 Rudolf STINGEL (1956) Untitled (After Sam) (2005) Painting $2,895,000 16 Nov 2017 Sotheby’s New York
90 Richard PRINCE (1949) Untitled (1989/90) Sculpture-Volume $2,844,606 07 Mar 2018 Sotheby’s London
91 WANG Yancheng (1960) Untitled (无题) (2014) Painting $2,784,288 16 Dec 2017 Poly International Beijing
92 LIU Wei (1965) Born 1989 in Beijing (1995) Painting $2,778,034 30 Sep 2017 Sotheby’s Hong Kong
93 George CONDO (1957) Day of the Idol (2011) Painting $2,775,000 16 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
94 REN Zhong (1976) Nine dragons and sea (2018) Drawing-Watercolor $2,760,406 30 Apr 2018 Council Shanghai Shanghai
95 Albert OEHLEN (1954) Untitled (1994) Painting $2,678,011 07 Mar 2018 Sotheby’s London
96 Adrian GHENIE (1977) The Collector 4 (2009) Painting $2,674,088 06 Oct 2017 Phillips London
97 Kerry James MARSHALL (1955) Lost Boys: Aka Black Al (1993) Painting $2,655,000 17 May 2018 Sotheby’s New York
98 Keith HARING (1958-1990) August 15 (1983) Drawing-Watercolor $2,633,878 26 Jun 2018 Sotheby’s London
99 Anselm KIEFER (1945) Laßt tausend Blumen blühen (Let a thousand flowers bloom) (2012) Painting $2,595,457 06 Oct 2017 Christie’s London
100 George CONDO (1957) Figures in Motion (2013) Painting $2,595,162 06 Mar 2018 Christie’s London
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