Christie’s Rides Tracey Emin’s Bed to £99 Million Night

July 2, 2014 1:22 AM

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Christie’s Rides Tracey Emin’s Bed to £99 Million Night

Tracey Emin‘s infamous bed sold for £2.5 million ($4.3 million) at Christie’s post-war and contemporary evening auction tonight in London, where it was cheered by a salesroom crackling with energy.

For almost two hours, bids fizzing from the floor propelled a sale that grossed £99,413,500 ($170 million) and set new records for seven artists including Michelangelo Pistoletto, Jean Dubuffet, and Antoni Tàpies. Of the 75 lots offered, 63 were sold, making for a sell-through rate of 84 percent bot...

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