Larsen Art Auction concludes record-breaking auction in Scottsdale

Posted 11/11/21

The 2021 Larsen Art Auction has concluded, on Oct. 23, with sales that exceeded estimates, set records and contributed to the most successful auction to date record.

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Larsen Art Auction concludes record-breaking auction in Scottsdale

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The 2021 Larsen Art Auction has concluded, on Oct. 23, with sales that exceeded estimates, set records and contributed to the most successful auction to date record.

The biggest auction by the locally owned Scottsdale gallery, according to a press release, Alice Cooper’s famously re-discovered Warhol did not meet the minimum reserve despite interested bidders.

With a record 470 works of art up for bid, Larsen Art Auction sold 93% of the lots and set the highest auction records for Emma Amos, Benny Andrews and Gary Ernest Smith, as well as setting the highest auction record per square inch for Logan Maxwell Hagege.

“Time Will Tell,” by Emma Amos sold for $132,000 while Benny Andrews’ “Brother’s Keeper” sold for $42,000. The auction record was set for Utah artist Gary Ernest Smith as well as the per-square-inch auction record for California artist Logan Maxwell Hagege and Haitian artist Eduard Carrie-Duval.

A few more works that sold for higher than estimates included Andy Warhol’s “Sunset” which sold for $114,000 and was estimated at $80,000. M.C. Escher’s “Day and Night” sold for $72,000. Ed Mell also sold for $30,000 more than its’ estimate, the release said, adding a Birger Sandzen work of art sold for $40,625.

The small percentage of works that did not sell at the Larsen Art Auction are available for private sale through Larsen Gallery, including Alice Cooper’s famously discovered Warhol “Little Electric Chair.” The 2022 Spring Larsen Art Auction will be held Saturday, April 23, 2022, noted the release.

For more details or to register to bid: larsenartauction.com.

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