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Hernan Bas
For You It Has Come to This
Phillips, de Pury & Co.
May 11, 2006
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Art Market Watch

May 15, 2006

The May 11 evening contemporary art sale at Phillips, de Pury & Co. on West 15th Street in Chelsea was hot -- in more ways than one. "They need more ventilation in that room," exclaimed one art dealer. But the market-makers stuck it out, and the sale totaled $29,499,600 (with premium), with 74 of 76 lots finding buyers, or more than 97 percent. The final result was about $2,000,000 above the presale high estimate.