ALICE NEEL
Jackie Curtis and Rita Red, 1970
Oil on canvas
60 by 41 ¾ inches
Pre-sale est.: $400,000-$500,000
Price realized: $1,650,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction (Property
From the Collection of Mary Schiller Myers and Louis S. Myers)”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #2
Illustration courtesy: Sotheby's Images Ltd., 2009

Top 40: The Fall 2009 Post-War & Contemporary Art Auctions in New York
By Brian Appel

 

1) ANDY WARHOL
200 One Dollar Bills, 1962
Silkscreen ink and pencil on canvas
80 ¼ by 92 ¼ inches
Pre-sale est.: $8,000,000-$12,000,000
Price realized: $43,762,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #22

Illustration courtesy: Sotheby's Images Ltd., 2009




2) PETER DOIG
Reflection (What does your soul look like), 1996
Oil on canvas
108 by 78 7/8 inches
Pre-sale est.: $4,000,000-$6,000,000
Price realized: $10,162,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #13

Illustration courtesy: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009

 


3) JASPER JOHNS
Gray Numbers, 1957
Encaustic on canvas
28 by 22 inches
Pre-sale est.: $5,000,000-$7,000,000
Price realized: $8,706,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #29

Illustration courtesy: Sotheby's Images Ltd., 2009


3-WAY TIE
4) WILLEM DE KOONING
Untitled XV, 1977
Oil on canvas
59 by 55 inches
Pre-sale est.: $5,000,000-$7,000,000
Price realized: $6,130,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction (Property
from the Collection of Mary Schiller & Louis S. Meyers)”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #15

 


JEAN DUBUFFET
Trinite-Champs-Elysees, 1961
Oil on canvas
45 ¾ by 35 inches
Pre-sale est.: $4,000,000-$6,000,000
Price realized: $6,130,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y., “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #48

Illustration courtesy: Sotheby's Images Ltd., 2009

 


ANDY WARHOL
Self-Portrait, 1965
Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
22 ½ by 22 ½ inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,000,000-$1,500,000
Price realized: $6,130,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #24
Illustration courtesy: Sotheby's Images Ltd., 2009



2-WAY TIE
5) WILLEM DE KOONING
Large Torso, 1974
Bronze
34 by 32 by 25 inches
Ed.: this work is #6 from an edition of 7 plus 2 AP’s
Pre-sale est.: $4,000,000-$6,000,000
Price realized: $5,682,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction (Property
from the Collection of Mart Schiller & Louis S. Myers)”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #14

 


JEFF KOONS
Large Vase of Flowers, 1991
Polychromed wood
52 by 43 by 43 inches
Ed.: this work is #1 from an edition of 3 plus 1 AP
Pre-sale est.: $4,000,000-$6,000,000
Price realized: $5,682,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #8
Illustration courtesy: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009



2-WAY TIE
6) DAVID HOCKNEY
California Art Collector, 1964
Acrylic on canvas
60 by 72 inches
Pre-sale est.: $5,000,000-$7,000,000
Price realized: $5,458,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #25

 


JOAN MITCHELL
Untitled, circa 1958
Oil on canvas
75 by 71 inches
Pre-sale est.: $5,000,000-$7,000,000
Price realized: $5,458,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #11
Illustration courtesy: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009


 


7) DONALD JUDD
Untitled, 1968 (DSS 120), 1968
Stainless steel and amber Plexiglas / Ten units
Each: 6 by 27 by 24 inches
Pre-sale estimate: $2,500,000-$4,500,000
Price realized: $4,898,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #22
Illustration courtesy: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009


 


8) JASPER JOHNS
Dancers on a Plane, 1980-1981
Oil on canvas
30 by 23 ¾ inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,500,000-$2,000,000
Price realized: $4,338,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction” #2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #3
Illustration courtesy: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009



9) ANDY WARHOL
Untitled (Roll of Dollar Bills), 1962
Pencil, felt tip marker and graphite on paper
39 7/8 by 30 inches
Pre-sale est.: $2,500,000-$3,500,000
Price realized: $4,226,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #23

 


10) BRUCE NAUMAN
Violins Violence Silence, 1981-1982
Neon tubing with clear glass tubing suspension frame
62 1/8 by 65 3/8 by 6 inches
Pre-sale est.: $2,500,000-$3,500,000
Price realized: $4,002,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #27
Illustration courtesy: Sotheby's Images Ltd., 2009



11) ALEXANDER CALDER
Untitled, circa 1950
Hanging mobile—painted and unpainted sheet metal & wire
28 by 83 by 16 inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,000,000-$1,500,000
Price realized: $3,554,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #12


12) MARK ROTHKO
Orange, Red, Orange, circa 1961-1962
Oil on paper mounted on panel
29 by 20 7/8 inches
Pre-sale est.: $2,000,000-$3,000,000
Price realized: $3,386,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #47

 


2-WAY TIE
13) JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT
Untitled, 1982
Oilstick and masking tape on paper
60 by 40 inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,800,000-$2,800,000
Price realized: $3,105,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #14
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST FOR A WORK ON PAPER
Illustration courtesy: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009



JEFF KOONS
New Shelton Wet/Dry 5-Gallon, New Hoover Convertible Doubledecker, 1981-1987
One Shelton Wet/Dry, one Hoover Convertible, acrylic and fluorescent lighting
99 by 28 by 28 inches
Pre-sale est.: $2,000,000-$3,000,000
Price realized: $3,106,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #18


14) JACKSON POLLOCK
Untitled, circa 1951
Black and colored inks on rice paper
25 by 39 inches
Pre-sale estimate: $1,000,000-$1,500,000
Price realized: $2,882,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #43
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST FOR A WORK ON PAPER


15) JOAN MITCHELL
Untitled, 1987
Oil on canvas in two parts
102 ½ by 157 inches
Pre-sale estimate: $2,500,000-$3,500,000
Price realized: $2,546,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #41


16) ALEXANDER CALDER
Constellation with Red Knife, circa 1943
Wood and painted wire
19 by 22 by 14 inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,500,000-$2,500,000
Price realized: $2,378,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #35

 


2-WAY TIE
17) BRICE MARDEN
Untitled with Green, 1989
Ink and gouache on paper
24 by 30 inches
Pre-sale est.: $900,00-$1,200,000
Price realized: $2,042,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #21
*WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST FOR A WORK ON PAPER
Illustration courtesy: Christie's Images Ltd., 2009



MARK ROTHKO
Blue, Red, Black on Red, 1967
Acrylic on paper laid down on panel
24 by 18 inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,500,000-$2,000,000
Price realized: $2,042,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #33


2-WAY TIE
18) JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT
Untitled (14 Drawings), 1981
Ink, oilstick, acrylic and spray enamel on 14 sheets of paper
Each: 30 by 22 ½ inches
Pre-sale est.: $500,000-$700,000
Price realized: $1,986,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.” “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #17


MARK ROTHKO
Untitled (Gray and Mauve), 1969
Acrylic on paper laid down on canvas
46 ½ by 33 ¼ inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,500,000-$2,000,000
Price realized: $1,986,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #40


19) WILLEM DE KOONING
Two Women 11, 1952
Graphite and colored pencil on paper laid down on board
14 ¾ by 16 ½ inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,500,000-$2,000,000
Price realized: $1,930,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #39


2-WAY TIE
20) ANISH KAPOOR
Turning the World Upside Down #4, 1998
Mirror-polished stainless steel
79 ¼ by 79 ¼ by 66 ¼ inches
Ed.: this work is number 2 from an edition of 3
Pre-sale estimate: $1,200,000-$1,800,000
Price realized: $1,874,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #36


YAYOI KUSAMA
N0. A, 1960
Oil on canvas
51 1/8 by 50 ¾ inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,000,000-$1,500,000
Price realized: $1, 874,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #28


21) WAYNE THIEBAUD
Supine Woman, 1963
Oil on canvas
56 by 72 inches
Pre-sale est.: $700,000-$900,000
Price realized: $1,818,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Day Auction”
N08593, Nov. 12, 2009
Lot #195


22) SAM FRANCIS
Japan Line, 1957
Oil on canvas
86 by 176 ¾ inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,500,000-$2,000,000
Price realized: $1,762,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, May 10, 2009
Lot #36


23) RICHARD PRINCE
Doctor’s Nurse, 2002
Ink jet print and acrylic on canvas
58 by 36 inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,000,000-$1,500,000
Price realized: $1,706,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #37


2-WAY TIE
24) DONALD JUDD
Untitled, 1970
Copper
5 by 69 by 8 ½ inches
Ed.: the present work is 1 of 3 copper versions
Pre-sale est.: $800,000-$1,200,000
Price realized: $1,650,000
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction (Property
from the Collection of Mary Schiller Myers and Louis S. Meyes)”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #19

 


ALICE NEEL
Jackie Curtis and Rita Red, 1970
Oil on canvas
60 by 41 ¾ inches
Pre-sale est.: $400,000-$500,000
Price realized: $1,650,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction (Property
From the Collection of Mary Schiller Myers and Louis S. Myers)”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #2
Illustration courtesy: Sotheby's Images Ltd., 2009



2-WAY TIE
25) DAVID SMITH
Abandoned Foundation (Landscape), 1946
Steel and bronze on artist’s wood base
13 ¼ by 16 by 4 ½ inches
Pre-sale est.: $600,000-$800,000
Price realized: $1,426,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #9


DAVID SMITH
Bathers, 1940
Steel
Sculpture: 14 by 14 by 7 inches
With base: 16 ½ by 15 by 7 ½ inches
Pre-sale est.: $450,000-$650,000
Price realized: $1,426,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #46


4-WAY TIE
26) ADOLPH GOTTLIEB
Crescendo, 1960
Oil on canvas
90 by 60 inches
Pre-sale est.: $700,000-$900,000
Price realized: $1,314,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction (Property
From the Collection of Mary Schiller Myers & Louis S. Myers)”
N08592
Lot #18


ROY LICHTENSTEIN
Collage for Nude with Street Scene, 1995
Magna, graphite, tape and printed paper collage on board
Image: 23 ¾ by 33 ¾ inches
Board: 30 by 40 inches
Pre-sale est.: $600,000-$800,000
Price realized: $1,314,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #15


AGNES MARTIN
Untitled #10, 1996
Acrylic and graphite on canvas
60 by 60 inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,200,000-$1,800,000
Price realized: $1,314,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #31


JOAN MITCHELL
Untitled, 1975
Oil on canvas in three joined panels
36 by 86 ¼ inches
Pre-sale est.: $800,000-$1,200,000
Price realized: $1,314,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #44


4-WAY TIE
27) DONALD JUDD
Untitled, 1980
Galvanized iron and blue Plexiglas in 10 parts
Each: 6 by 27 by 24 inches
Pre-sale est.: $800,000-$1,200,000
Price realized: $1,202,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #34


ANISH KAPOOR
Untitled, 2007
Alabaster
23 ¼ by 31 ½ by 8 ¼ inches
Pre-sale est.: $600,000-$800,000
Price realized: $1,202,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #55


JUAN MUNOZ
Five seated Figures, 1996
Resin and mirror in five parts
Dimensions variable
Pre-sale est.: $800,000-$1,200,000
Price realized: $1,202,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #51


ANDY WARHOL
Tunafish Disaster, 1963
Silkscreen ink and silver paint on canvas
41 ¼ by 22 inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,500,000-$2,000,000
Price realized: $1,202,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #31


2-WAY TIE
28) DAN FLAVIN
“Monument” for V. Tatlin, 1969
Cool white fluorescent light
8 foot
Pre-sale est.: $600,000-$800,000
Price realized: $1,142,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #30


JEFF KOONS
Wishing Well, 1988
Gilded wood and mirror
87 by 56 by 6 inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,200,000-$1,800,000
Price realized: $1,142,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #41


29) ANSELM KIEFER
AusgieBung, 1986-1991
Oil, acrylic, emulsion and shellac on canvas
102 3/8 by 129 7/8 inches
Pre-sale est.: $700,000-$900,000
Price realized: $1,082,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #54


30) JEAN DUBUFFETT
Clochepoche, 1973 (executed by the Foundation Dubuffet in 1988)
Epoxy painted polyurethane
81 by 48 by 17 inches
Pre-sale est.: $550,0000-$750,000
Price realized: $1,058,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #49


31) ANDY WARHOL
Heinz Tomato Ketchup with Campbell’s Soup Can, 1962
Graphite on paper
23 ¾ by 17 7/8 inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,000,000-$1,500,000
Price realized: $1,052,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #7


32) DAMIEN HIRST
The Old Fools/Paradise, 2006
Butterflies and household gloss on canvas
Unframed: 89 5/8 by 48 inches
Framed: 97 ½ by 56 1/8 by 5 ½ inches
Pre-sale est.: $600,000-$800,000
Price realized: $1,022,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #53


33) WILLEM DE KOONING
Untitled (Women), circa 1946
Oil, charcoal and graphite on paper
Image: 9 by 9 inches
Sheet: 11 by 14 inches
Pre-sale est.: $600,000-$800,000
Price realized: $992,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #10


3-WAY TIE
34) SIGMAR POLKE
Opiumraucher (Opium Smoker), 1983
Lacquer on linen
102 ½ by 79 ½ inches
Pre-sale est.: $800,000-$1,200,000
Price realized: $962,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #52


ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG
No. 1, 1951
Oil on paper laid down on canvas in artist’s frame
22 ¾ by 28 inches
Pre-sale est.: $800,000-$1,200,000
Price realized: $962,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #6


ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG
Untitled, 1958
Pencil, solvent transfer, gouache, ink, watercolor and paper collage on paper
22 ¾ by 29 inches
Pre-sale est.: $400,000-$600,000
Price realized: $962,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #21


2-WAY TIE
35) ALEXANDER CALDER
Untitled, 1955
Wire, glass, string and metal rod mobile
27 ½ by 20 by 10 inches
Pre-sale est.: $450,000-$650,000
Price realized: $938,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Day Auction”
N08593, Nov. 12, 2009
Lot #170


ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG
Untitled, 1961
Solvent transfer, graphite, charcoal, crayon, watercolor, acrylic and gouache on paper board
11 ½ by 10 ¼ inches
Pre-sale est.: $100,000-$150,000
Price realized: $938,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #1


4-WAY TIE
36) ALEXANDER CALDER
Untitled, 1965
Painted metal and rod hanging mobile
18 by 46 by 45 inches
Pre-sale est.: $400,000-$600,000
Price realized: $902,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Day Auction”
N08593, Nov. 12, 2009
Lot #161


JOHN CHAMBERLAIN
Ruby-Ruby, 1963
Painted and chromium-plated steel
35 by 37 by 29 inches
Pre-sale est.: $600,000-$800,000
Price realized: $902,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #37


JOHN MITCHELL
First Cypress, 1964
Oil on canvas
88 by 77 ¾ inches
Pre-sale est.: $1,000,000-$1,500,000
Price realized: $902,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction (Property
From the Collection of Mary Schiller Myers & Louis S. Myers)”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #17


ROBERT SMITHSON
Untitled, 1963-1964
Painted steel and Plexiglas mirror
81 by 35 by 10 inches
Pre-sale est.: $350,000-$450,000
Price realized: $902,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #27


7-WAY TIE
37) JOHN CURRIN
Old Couple, 1993
Oil on canvas
46 ¼ by 38 ¼ inches
Pre-sale est.: $800,000-$1,200,000
Price realized: $842,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #39


JEAN DUBUFFET
Portrait D’Homme Au Noeud De Cravate Papillon, 1946
Oil, sand and stones on plaster
28 ¾ by 23 5/8 inches
Pre-sale est.: $600,000-$800,000
Price realized: $842,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Day Auction”
N08593, Nov. 12, 2009
Lot #168


ELLSWORTH KELLY
White Black, 1961
Oil on canvas
94 by 46 inches
Pre-sale est.: $700,000-$1,000,000
Price realized: $842,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #23

 


YAYOI KUSAMA
Infinity Nets (T.W.A.), 2000
Acrylic on canvas
76 ¼ by 192 inches
Pre-sale est.: $300,000-$400,000
Price realized: $842,500
PHILLIPS de PURY & CO.: “Contemporary Art Part I”
NY010409, Nov. 12, 2009
Lot #9
Illustration courtesy: Phillips de Pury & Co. Images Ltd., 2009



GERMAINE RICHIER
La Feuille, 1948
Bronze
Height with artist’s stone base 58 1/8 inches
Pre-sale est.: $250,000-$350,000
Price realized: $842,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction (Property
From the Collection of Mary Schiller Myers & Louis S. Myers)”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #4

 


ANDY WARHOL
Brillo Box, 1964
Silkscreen ink and house paint on plywood
17 by 17 by 14 inches
Pre-sale est.: $700,000-$900,000
Price realized: $842,500
PHILLIPS de PURY & CO.: “Contemporary Art Part I”
NY010409, Nov. 12, 2009
Lot #16
Illustration courtesy: Phillips de Pury & Co. Images Ltd., 2009



TOM WESSELMANN
Mel’s Model, 1984
Oil on canvas
72 by 66 ½ inches
Pre-sale est.: $800,000-$1,200,000
Price realized: $842,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #44


38) ANDY WARHOL
Michael Jackson, 1984
Synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas
30 by 26 inches
Pre-sale est.: $500,000-$700,000
Price realized: $812,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #43


3-WAY TIE
39) WILLEM DE KOONING
Composition, 1958
Oil, charcoal and paper on paper laid down on board
29 by 23 ¼ inches
Pre-sale est.: $800,000-$1,200,000
Price realized: $782,500
CHRISTIE’S, N.Y.: “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale”
#2219, Nov. 10, 2009
Lot #34


SEAN SCULLY
Wall of Light Day, 2003
Oil on canvas
75 by 85 inches
Pre-sale est.: $600,000-$800,000
Price realized: $782,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #42


WAYNE THIEBAUD
Hillside, 1968
Oil on canvas
36 by 36 inches
Pre-sale estimate: $650,000-$850,000
Price realized: $782,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction (Property
From the Collection of Mary Schiller Myers & Louis S. Myers)”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #20


2-WAY TIE
40) KAREL APPEL
Femme et Enfant, 1953
Oil on burlap
43 1/8 by 55 ¾ inches
Pre-sale est.: $300,000-$400,000
Price realized: $746,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Evening Auction (Property
From the Collection of Mary Schiller Myers & Louis S. Myers)”
N08592, Nov. 11, 2009
Lot #6


ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG
Foot Note [Anagram (A Pun)], 1997
Vegetable dye transfer on polylaminate
60 by 45 inches
Pre-sale est.: $250,000-$450,000
Price realized: $746,500
SOTHEBY’S, N.Y.: “Contemporary Art Day Auction”
N08593, Nov. 12, 2009
Lot #143

 

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