Even the auctioneer was missing between the words: With the auction of the highlights of the art collection of Gunter Sachs in London are unexpectedly high prices paid. Karen Millen Dresses
Only a Warhol self-portrait made 5.4 million pounds, the overall result of the evening was 36.6 million pounds.
London - Surprise at the heir: The auction of selected works from the collection of photographer Gunter Sachs and Playboy are on Tuesday evening in London, prices rose at a rapid pace - for works where that had not been anticipated. Overall, the auction house Sotheby's for more than 36.6 million pounds (45.4 million euros) - nearly double to more than expected according to the estimates.
Among the highlights of the evening included several pictures of the pop art artist Andy Warhol, who was a good friend of Sachs. One of his self-portraits with a wild mane of hair instead went for the estimated two million pounds for 5.4 million pounds to an anonymous bidder.Karen Millen Dress A portrait of Sachs himself out of his hand brought Warhol instead of the expected maximum of 600 000 pounds to around 1.3 million pounds.
An up to 4 million pounds valued Warhol image of Sachs' ex-wife Brigitte Bardot, however, remained at the bottom of the appraised value and made it to over 3 million pounds. A flower portrait of the artist, which was estimated at a minimum of 3 million pounds, reached 3.7 million pounds.
The son of German businessmen and jet-set celebrities had taken in May 2011 at the age of 78 years of life.Karen Millen Dresses With the collection of art he had begun in the 60s. He bought mainly works by artists with whom he was friends,Karen Millen such as Warhol.
After his suicide, the family had decided to sell part of the collection, which includes works by Yves Klein, Salvador Dali and others belong.
For astonished exclamation provided at the auction at Sotheby's three generously designed furniture of Allen Jones. A hat stand, a chair and a table that is created each consisting of a half-naked mannequin in vinyl and leather, had been estimated at a maximum of 40 000 pounds. The fiberglass pieces created from 1969, which is available in this way rarely achieved in the market, between 780 000 and almost a million pounds.