Right here Are the 15 Most Costly Artworks Bought at Public sale Across the World in July 2022

Whereas many of the artwork world has checked out for the summer time, there are nonetheless just a few lingering gross sales going down all over the world. The vast majority of the highest tons for July 2022 got here from Poly Public sale Hong Kong, the place the trendy and up to date night sale introduced in additional than HKD 410 million ($52 million), and a jewellery sale netted round HKD 196 million ($25 million). Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled portray from 1981—a blurry pink work incorporating many acquainted icons together with a crown, crude arrow-like symbols, and a determine baring its enamel—led the trendy and up to date sale, trailed by works by Wayne Thiebaud, Adrian Ghenie, and Yayoi Kusama.

On the opposite facet of the world, Christie’s Previous Grasp sale in London introduced in £28.1 million ($34 million), led by Lucas Cranach the Elder’s portrait of The Nymph of the Spring, which bested its excessive estimate of £8 million, fetching £9.4 million together with charges. Not one of the artworks from Sotheby’s Previous Masters occasion, made the minimize, and that public sale solely fetched a middling £7.1 million, a dramatically decrease consequence than comparable pre-pandemic gross sales.

Beneath, see the total record of the 15 costliest works that bought at public sale final month.

 

1. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (1981)

Jean-Michel Basquiat, <i data-recalc-dims=Untitled (1981). Courtesy of Poly Public sale Hong Kong.” width=”1000″ peak=”854″ srcset=”https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/8_001.jpg 1000w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/8_001-300×256.jpg 300w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/8_001-50×43.jpg 50w” sizes=”(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px”/>

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (1981). Courtesy of Poly Public sale Hong Kong.

Estimate: Undisclosed

Closing Worth: HKD 105.6 million ($13.5 million)

The place & When: Poly Public sale Hong Kong, July 12, 2022

 

2. Lucas Cranach the Elder, The Nymph of the Spring

Lucas Cranach the Elder, <i data-recalc-dims=The Nymph of the Spring. Courtesy of Christie’s Photographs, Ltd.” width=”1024″ peak=”701″ srcset=”https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/2022_CKS_20552_0006_000lucas_cranach_the_elder_the_nymph_of_the_spring110627-1024×701.jpg 1024w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/2022_CKS_20552_0006_000lucas_cranach_the_elder_the_nymph_of_the_spring110627-300×206.jpg 300w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/2022_CKS_20552_0006_000lucas_cranach_the_elder_the_nymph_of_the_spring110627-1536×1052.jpg 1536w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/2022_CKS_20552_0006_000lucas_cranach_the_elder_the_nymph_of_the_spring110627-2048×1403.jpg 2048w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/2022_CKS_20552_0006_000lucas_cranach_the_elder_the_nymph_of_the_spring110627-50×34.jpg 50w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/2022_CKS_20552_0006_000lucas_cranach_the_elder_the_nymph_of_the_spring110627-1920×1315.jpg 1920w” sizes=”(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px”/>

Lucas Cranach the Elder, The Nymph of the Spring. Courtesy of Christie’s Photographs, Ltd.

Estimate: £6 million to £8 million ($7.2 million to $9.6 million)

Closing Worth: £9.4 million ($11.3 million)

The place & When: Christie’s London, July 7, 2022

 

3. Wayne Thiebaud, Encased Muffins (2010–11)

Wayne Thiebaud, </I data-recalc-dims= Encased Muffins (2010-11). Courtesy of Poly Public sale Hong Kong.” width=”679″ peak=”1024″ srcset=”https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5778-679×1024.jpg 679w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5778-199×300.jpg 199w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5778-1018×1536.jpg 1018w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5778-33×50.jpg 33w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5778-1273×1920.jpg 1273w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5778.jpg 1326w” sizes=”(max-width: 679px) 100vw, 679px”/>

Wayne Thiebaud, Encased Muffins (2010–11). Courtesy of Poly Public sale Hong Kong.

Estimate: HKD 60 million to HKD 86 million ($7.6 million to $10.9 million)

Closing Worth: HKD 79 million ($10 million)

The place & When: Poly Public sale Hong Kong, July 12, 2022

 

4. Adrian Ghenie, Lidless Eye (2016–18)

Adrian Ghenie, <i data-recalc-dims=Lidless Eye (2016-18). Courtesy of Poly Public sale Hong Kong.” width=”851″ peak=”1024″ srcset=”https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5779-851×1024.jpg 851w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5779-249×300.jpg 249w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5779-1277×1536.jpg 1277w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5779-42×50.jpg 42w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5779-1596×1920.jpg 1596w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5779.jpg 1663w” sizes=”(max-width: 851px) 100vw, 851px”/>

Adrian Ghenie, Lidless Eye (2016-18). Courtesy of Poly Public sale Hong Kong.

Estimate: HKD 50 million to HKD 75 million ($6.4 million to $9.5 million)

Closing Worth: HKD 60 million ($7.6 million)

The place & When: Poly Public sale Hong Kong, July 12, 2022

 

5. Cartier, The Fleur de Lotus Ring

Cartier, <i data-recalc-dims=The Fleur de Lotus Ring. Courtesy of Poly Public sale Hong Kong.” width=”1024″ peak=”664″ srcset=”https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5784-1024×664.jpg 1024w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5784-300×194.jpg 300w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5784-1536×995.jpg 1536w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5784-50×32.jpg 50w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5784-1920×1244.jpg 1920w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5784.jpg 2000w” sizes=”(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px”/>

Cartier, The Fleur de Lotus Ring. Courtesy of Poly Public sale Hong Kong.

Estimate: Undisclosed

Closing Worth: HKD 57.6 million ($7.3 million)

The place & When: Poly Public sale Hong Kong, July 13, 2022

 

6. Anthony van Dyck, Portrait of a Carmelite monk, head and shoulders

Anthony van Dyck, <i data-recalc-dims=Portrait of a Carmelite monk, head and shoulders. Courtesy of Christie’s Photographs, Ltd.” width=”792″ peak=”1024″ srcset=”https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/2022_CKS_20552_0010_000sir_anthony_van_dyck_portrait_of_a_carmelite_monk_head_and_shoulders110734-792×1024.jpg 792w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/2022_CKS_20552_0010_000sir_anthony_van_dyck_portrait_of_a_carmelite_monk_head_and_shoulders110734-232×300.jpg 232w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/2022_CKS_20552_0010_000sir_anthony_van_dyck_portrait_of_a_carmelite_monk_head_and_shoulders110734-1188×1536.jpg 1188w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/2022_CKS_20552_0010_000sir_anthony_van_dyck_portrait_of_a_carmelite_monk_head_and_shoulders110734-1585×2048.jpg 1585w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/2022_CKS_20552_0010_000sir_anthony_van_dyck_portrait_of_a_carmelite_monk_head_and_shoulders110734-39×50.jpg 39w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/2022_CKS_20552_0010_000sir_anthony_van_dyck_portrait_of_a_carmelite_monk_head_and_shoulders110734-1486×1920.jpg 1486w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/2022_CKS_20552_0010_000sir_anthony_van_dyck_portrait_of_a_carmelite_monk_head_and_shoulders110734-scaled.jpg 1981w” sizes=”(max-width: 792px) 100vw, 792px”/>

Anthony van Dyck, Portrait of a Carmelite monk, head and shoulders. Courtesy of Christie’s Photographs, Ltd.

Estimate: £2.8 million to £3.5 million ($3.4 million to $4.2 million)

Closing Worth: £3.4 million

The place & When: Christie’s London, July 7, 2022

 

7. Jakob Isaakszoon van Ruysdael, A wooded panorama with a person and two canine on a path, a cottage past

Jakob Isaakszoon van Ruysdael, A wooded panorama with a person and two canine on a path, a cottage past. Courtesy of Christie’s Photographs, Ltd.

Estimate: £1 million to £1.5 million ($1.2 million to $1.8 million)

Closing Worth: £3.4 million ($4 million)

The place & When: Christie’s London, July 7, 2022

 

8. Jan Jansz Uyl the Elder, Pewter jug and silver tazza on a desk (1633)

Jan Jansz Uyl the Elder, <i data-recalc-dims=Pewter jug and silver tazza on a desk (1633). Courtesy of Christie’s Photographs, Ltd.” width=”534″ peak=”646″ srcset=”https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/Screenshot-2022-08-16-11.29.13-AM.png 534w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/Screenshot-2022-08-16-11.29.13-AM-248×300.png 248w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/Screenshot-2022-08-16-11.29.13-AM-41×50.png 41w” sizes=”(max-width: 534px) 100vw, 534px”/>

Jan Jansz Uyl the Elder, Pewter jug and silver tazza on a desk (1633). Courtesy of Christie’s Photographs, Ltd.

Estimate: £2.5 million to £3.5 million ($2.9 million to $4.2 million)

Closing Worth: £3.1 million ($3,8 million)

The place & When: Christie’s London, July 7, 2022

 

9. Wu Guanzhong, Heat Spring within the Mountain Village (1976)

Wu Guanzhong, <i data-recalc-dims=Heat Spring within the Mountain Village (1976). Courtesy of Poly Public sale Hong Kong.” width=”1024″ peak=”755″ srcset=”https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5782-1024×755.jpg 1024w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5782-300×221.jpg 300w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5782-1536×1133.jpg 1536w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5782-50×37.jpg 50w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5782-1920×1416.jpg 1920w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5782.jpg 2000w” sizes=”(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px”/>

Wu Guanzhong, Heat Spring within the Mountain Village (1976). Courtesy of Poly Public sale Hong Kong.

Estimate: HKD 16 million to HKD 24 million ($2 million to $3 million)

Closing Worth: HKD 28.2 million ($3.6 million)

The place & When: Poly Public sale Hong Kong, July 12, 2022

 

10. Harry Winston, 65.75 Carat Colombian No Oil Emerald and Diamond Necklace

Harry Winston, 65.75 Carat Colombian No Oil Emerald and Diamond Necklace

Harry Winston, 65.75 Carat Colombian No Oil Emerald and Diamond Necklace. Courtesy of Poly Public sale Hong Kong.

Estimate: HKD 22 million to HKD 32 million ($2.8 million to $4.1 million)

Closing Worth: HKD 26.4 million ($3.4 million)

The place & When: Poly Public sale Hong Kong, July 13, 2022

 

11. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Brand (1984)

Jean-Michel Basquiat,<i data-recalc-dims= Brand (1984). Courtesy of Poly Public sale Hong Kong.” width=”819″ peak=”1024″ srcset=”https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5780-819×1024.jpg 819w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5780-240×300.jpg 240w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5780-1229×1536.jpg 1229w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5780-40×50.jpg 40w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5780-1536×1920.jpg 1536w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5780.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 819px) 100vw, 819px”/>

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Brand (1984). Courtesy of Poly Public sale Hong Kong.

Estimate: HKD 11 million to HKD 22 million ($1.4 million to $2.8 million)

Closing Worth: HKD 25.2 million ($3.2 million)

The place & When: Poly Public sale Hong Kong, July 12, 2022

 

12. Edgar Degas, Femme assise (ca. 1892–95)

Edgar Degas, Femme assise (ca. 1892–95). Courtesy of Hôtel des ventes de Monte-Carlo.

Estimate: €2 million to €3 million ($2 million to $3 million)

Closing Worth: €2.4 million ($2.8 million)

The place & When: Hôtel des ventes de Monte-Carlo, July 13, 2022

 

13. Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Nets (BSGK) (2015)

Yayoi Kusama,<i data-recalc-dims= Infinity Nets (BSGK) (2015). Courtesy of Poly Public sale Hong Kong.” width=”1024″ peak=”1024″ srcset=”https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5781-1024×1024.jpg 1024w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5781-300×300.jpg 300w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5781-150×150.jpg 150w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5781-1536×1536.jpg 1536w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5781-50×50.jpg 50w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5781-256×256.jpg 256w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5781-434×434.jpg 434w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5781-1920×1920.jpg 1920w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5781-96×96.jpg 96w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5781.jpg 2000w” sizes=”(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px”/>

Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Nets (BSGK) (2015). Courtesy of Poly Public sale Hong Kong.

Estimate: HKD 16.5 million to HKD 25 million ($2.1 million to $3.2 million)

Closing Worth: HKD 19.8 million ($3.1 million)

The place & When: Poly Public sale Hong Kong, July 12, 2022

 

14. Pablo Picasso, Buste d’homme (1965)

Pablo Picasso, <i data-recalc-dims=Buste d’homme (1965). Courtesy of Koller Auctions.” width=”784″ peak=”1024″ srcset=”https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/507841_L_1-784×1024.jpg 784w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/507841_L_1-230×300.jpg 230w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/507841_L_1-1176×1536.jpg 1176w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/507841_L_1-1568×2048.jpg 1568w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/507841_L_1-38×50.jpg 38w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/507841_L_1-1470×1920.jpg 1470w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/507841_L_1-scaled.jpg 1960w” sizes=”(max-width: 784px) 100vw, 784px”/>

Pablo Picasso, Buste d’homme (1965). Courtesy of Koller Auctions.

Estimate: CHF 2 million to CHF 3 million  ($2.1 million to $3.1 million)

Closing Worth: CHF 2.3 million ($2.4 million)

The place & When: Koller Auctions, July 1, 2022

 

15. Jacob & Co., An Spectacular Jadeite Bead and Diamond Necklace

acob & Co., <i data-recalc-dims=An Spectacular Jadeite Bead and Diamond Necklace. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.” width=”790″ peak=”1024″ srcset=”https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5785-790×1024.jpg 790w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5785-231×300.jpg 231w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5785-1185×1536.jpg 1185w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5785-39×50.jpg 39w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5785-1481×1920.jpg 1481w, https://information.artnet.com/app/news-upload/2022/08/IMG_5785.jpg 1543w” sizes=”(max-width: 790px) 100vw, 790px”/>

acob & Co., An Spectacular Jadeite Bead and Diamond Necklace. Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

Estimate: Undisclosed

Closing Worth: HKD 18.3 million ($2.3 million)

The place & When: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, July 19, 2022

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