ATLANTA – At the start of each month, ACN columnist Ken Hall gathers top auction highlights from around the United States and beyond. Here’s what made headlines since last month’s Gallery Report (prices include the buyer’s premium unless stated otherwise):
Joan Mitchell drawing, $1.2 million, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
A large, double sheet Untitled (Pastel) drawing from 1991 by Joan Mitchell sold more than $1.2 million at a Postwar and Contemporary Art Auction held Oct. 2 by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago. It was the highest price realized for a work on paper by the artist at auction. Also, Brazilian Light by Kenneth Noland brought $187,500; 2 Slaves #2 and White Dog 2 by Jonas Wood fetched $131,250; and Black Jack by Gene Davis changed hands for $68,000.