NEW YORK — Contemporary Art is on offer at Swann Galleries Tuesday, November 16 with a robust selection of works from the 21st century’s leading artists, as well as exceptional material by midcentury practitioners. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Leading the contemporary highlights is David Hockney’s Hotel Acatlan: Second Day, a 1984 color lithograph diptych at $60,000-$90,000. Other British artists included in the sale will be Howard Hodgkin, Frank Auerbach and Deidre Hubbard.
Jenny Holzer is available with two cast bronze plaques: Living Series: More People Will be Building Hiding Places in Their Homes…, from 1980–82, and Survival Series: If You Aren’t Political Your Personal Life Should be Exemplary, dating to 1998, each estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Clement Meadmore’s 1999 bronze sculpture Start Up is expected to bring $15,000-$20,000. Additional sculptures by Tony Rosenthal, Mimmo Paladino, Fumio Yoshimura and Zaha Hadid also feature, while a run of works by Christo will include Pont Sant’Angelo, Wrapped, Project of Rome, a 2011 screenprint with collage of fabric and thread, at $8,000-$12,000.
Four original works by Terry Winters include the 1983 oil-on-canvas Fallen Leaf, estimated at $15,000-$20,000 and featured alongside select offerings by Wolf Kahn, Joan Brown, Helen Covensky and Robert Natkin. Prints from Bruce Newman, Barbara Kruger, Christopher Wool and Kerry James Marshall are set to appear, as well as multiples from Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama and Banksy.
Abstract Expressionism and mid-century abstract art will also feature with notable works by Elaine de Kooning, Mercedes Matter, Richard Diebenkorn and William de Kooning. Highlights will include a small grouping of oils by Elaine de Kooning: two circa-1960 on paper, estimated at $10,000-$15,000 apiece; a circa-1980–85 work on silk estimated at $30,000-$50,000; and a circa-1985 bronze relief sculpture estimated at $15,000-$20,000. Mercedes Matter is on offer with the circa 1964–65 oil on canvas Bethel, Connecticut, estimated at $25,000-$35,000. Also available is Walasse Ting’s 1959 oil on canvas After Vincent Van Gogh, estimated at $100,000-$150,000, and Les Cerfs, a 1952 color lithograph by Zao Wou-Ki, estimated at $4,000-$6,000.
Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Indiana represent the offering of Pop Art in the sale.
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