Past Auction

Important Paintings

Wed, Dec 02, 2020 at 11am EST |
New York
View Lots

1998 Work by Margaret Kilgallen Achieves $281,250 -- the Second-Highest Auction Price for a Work by the Artist


Download Lot Listing PDF
  • Successful Auction of Important Paintings on December 2, 2020
  • 1998 Work by Margaret Kilgallen Achieves $281,250 -- the Second-Highest Auction Price for a Work by the Artist
  • Featuring Works by Prominent American, European, Asian and Latin American Artists

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a successful auction of Important Paintings on December 2, 2020 showcasing works by prominent American European, Asian and Latin American artists spanning the late 19th century to the current day.

With competitive international bidding, the sale totaled a strong $1,093,980, at the high end of its $768,000-1,130,000 estimate, with 86% sold by lot and 89% sold by value.

Highlighting the sale was a 1998 untitled work by Margaret Kilgallen (1967-2001) that soared past its estimate of $100,000-150,000 to achieve a $281,500 -- the second-highest auction price for a work by the artist. Read an essay by Specialist Angelo Madrigale profiling the late San Francisco artist, who recontextualized the unique beauty of hand-made objects and vernacular culture. Read More

Also selling exceptionally well was a circa 1921 pastel on board by Marsden Hartley, Callas on Red, that realized a stunning $93,750, four times its $18,000-25,000 estimate.

We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection. For information, please call 212-427-4141, ext 249, or email [email protected]

 

Consignments are currently being accepted

To have your property evaluated for possible consignment in the next auction, please contact:

Angelo Madrigale
212-427-4141, ext 237
[email protected]

Media Contact

Louis LeB. Webre
SVP, Marketing & Media
212-427-4141, ext 232
[email protected]

  • Estate of Alexandra Lichine
  • Estates of WR Appleby and Elinor Appleby
  • Property from a Park Avenue Collection
  • Property of a Distinguished Collector
  • The Estate of Madelyn Brown Harris

A Selection of Auction Highlights

View All Lots