Major auction heat for artists Caroline Walker and Cecily Brown at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips winter sales this past week. Walker’s The Puppeteer sold for three times its estimate at £693,000 (est. £150,000-£200,000) during Christie’s 20th/21st century sales.
At Sotheby’s, Cecily Brown’s The Nymphs topped the evening auction at £2.8 million (est. £2.5 million-£3.5 million), while Walker made another strong showing with In Every Dream Home, climbing over three times its high estimate at £490,000 (est. £100,000-£150,000).
At Phillips, Walker stole the show once again. The Scottish painter’s Threshold set a new auction record for herself with a £730,000 hammer (est. £150,000-£200,000). Meanwhile, Brown saw one of the auction’s strongest results at £1.8 million (est. £1 million – £1.5 million).