Art Market Watch
Nov. 11, 2005$22 MILLION AT PHILLIPS DE PURY & CO.
Auctioneer Simon de Pury
was in fine form at the Phillips de Pury & Co.
evening sale of contemporary art on Nov. 10, 2005, cajoling, coaxing and unashamedly begging a total of $22,882,800 out of a noisy crowd, with 69 of 73 lots offered finding buyers, or a high 94.5 percent. Prices given here include the auction house premium of 20 percent on the first $200,000 and 12 percent on the remainder.