Phillips: Recent Contemporary Auctions Include New Records for African American Artists Stanley Whitney and Hugo Mc…

Lot 148: LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE, “The Separate,” 2011 (oil on canvas, 160 x 200 cm, 63 x 78 3/4 inches). | Estimate £100,000-£150,000. Sold for £237,000 ($327,629) including fees. TOP TEN LOT: Ranked No. 5 in results


A NUMBER OF WORKS BY AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS stood out at Phillips contemporary art sales in London last month. Most of the news focused on Mark Bradford’s “Helter Skelter I,” a monumental painting that sold for £8,671,500 British Pounds ($11,977,943) including fees, setting an artist record. Los Angeles-baed Bradford’s painting was featured in Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale on March 8, a groundbreaking auction that yielded the highest sales total in the company’s history (£97,845,050 British Pounds, $135,153,368)*,…

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