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Auction Record: ‘Six Birds in the Bush’ by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Reached $3.6 Million at Sotheby’s London, Nearly Doubling Artist’s Previous High Mark

  PORTRAYING A MAN who appears to have just turned his reluctant, yet penetrating gaze to the viewer, “Six Birds in the Bush” (2015) by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye set a new auction record for the British-Ghanaian artist at The Now Evening Auction at Sotheby’s London on Oct. 13. Bidding started at 850,000 pounds and blew past the estimate selling to a phone bidder for $3.6 million (2,952,000 British Pounds), nearly doubling the existing high mark for Yiadom-Boakye’s work. In addition, the result established the highest price at auction for a work by a Black British female artist, according to Sotheby’s.. Yiadom-Boakye’s previous record was achieved at Christie’s New York on May 11, 2021, when “Diplomacy III” (2009), a monumental painting featuring 13 figures, sold for $1,950,000.   Lot 5: LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE (b. 1977), “Six Birds in the Bush,” 2015 (oil on linen, 200 X 130 cm / 78 3/4 by 51 1/8 inches). | Estimate 1.2 million-1.8 million British Pounds. Sold for $3,602,765 (2,952,000 British Pounds) fees included. RECORD   ON VIEW EARLIER THIS YEAR, “Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly in League With the Night” was the artist’s largest survey to date. Presented at Tate Britain in London, the initial showing in 2020 […]

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