Phillips's Contemporary art sale held in New
York on May 15 totaled 100 million USD with Kaws's seven foot wide The Walk Home (2012)
featuring SpongeBob SquarePants fetching almost 6 million with fees against a
high estimate of $800,000.
a Willem de Kooning abstraction, Untitled XVI (1976) sold for $10.3 million with fees while
Japanese artist Tomoo Gokita's black-and-white 2015 painting Just
Like Family sold for $1 million against a high estimate of
$350,000) and Swiss artist Nicolas Party's candy-colored landscape fetched
$608,000, quadrupling its high estimate
Schutz's 2009 dinner-table scene fetched $980,000, nearly quadrupling its low
estimate, Roy Lichtenstein's painting Horse and Rider (1976), sold for $5.95 million and a 1967
untitled work by Eva Hesse was hammered at just under $4 million, exceeding its
$3.5 million high estimate.
Basquiat's 1983 Self-Portrait sold for $9.5 million, just above its low estimate of
$9 million.while Bradford's Helter Skelter II (2007) (36 feet wide and 12 feet high), created
for an exhibition at New York's New Museum.fetched $8.5 million with fees.