Above this paragraph you can see "Study of the Shades of Mont Saint Victoire" by Mark Tansey (1989, oil on canvas). I like his work very much because of their surrealistic character.
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Christie`s has of course some works by Gerhard Richter. The German artist is my favorite painter. His ingenious constructions are awsome. Richter is one of these artists who developed new techniques which shaped the whole profession. If you are a Richter connoisseur too you might visit the Art Institute Chicago which owns a marvelous Richter collection (driveby). Above you can see "Astraktes Bid" (1986, oil on canvas) and "Kind/Child" (1989, Oil on canvas).
The painting "And then, and then and then and then and then" by Takashi Murakami (1996, acrylic on canvas mounted on panel) own also some thrill.
"Swamped" by Peter Doig (1990, oil on canvas) seesm to suck the viewer into its depths,
"Cantanda" by James Brooks (1958, oil on canvas) fits well into this ensemble.
Others can paint too: Alfred Leslie, Noah´s Collage;
Pat Steir´s, Mountain Water Painting (1990, oil on canvas) seems to be inspire by Richter,
Christopher Wool, Untitled (2000, enamel on canvas)
And there are more brandnames, for example: Robert Rauschenberg, Rose Wrench (1984, acrylic and silkscreen on canvas)
Mark Bradford`s, Ghost Money (2007, mixed media collage on canvas) shows the recent developments in art. It seems artist are getting even more experimental in paying with materials & techniques.
A Scene From A Sinister Science Fiction Movie?
Michal Krebber`s, Untitled (1997, acrylic and chalk on canvas) is one ofmy favorits of the show, even that it is just black & white. I really enjoy his elegance, looks like a scene from a sinister science fiction movie.
Cheyney Thompson, "Property Owner (M/CM)" (2008, oil on canvas), I think both paintings have to be hanged side by side on the same wall.
Who Is Henrietta Moraes?
Above this paragraph you can see one of the stars of the show: Francis Bacon, Portrait of Henrietta Moraes, (1963, oil on canvas). I am not really a fan of Bacon, but I find this painting impressive
Kenny Scharf`s, Stormy Weather (1986, oil on canvas in artist´s frame) seems to be the perfect match.
Comrade No. 9
Alfred Katz`s, Ulla (2009, oil on canvas) looks so clean & fresh;
Gary Hume´s, futuristic "Patsy" (1993, ink and acrylic on paper) looks somewhat futuristic
Below that Tom Wesselmann, Smoker #22 (1975, oil on shaped canvas).
Ruling The Room
The show also some nudes of course. Above "Isa" by Richard Phillips, Isa (2006, oil on canvas, 108x108 inch/274,3 x 274,3cm). Her gorgeous nipples seem to rule the whole room.
John Kacere with "Kathy" (1972, oil on canvas) & below: "Beth ´72" (1972, oil on canvas) ;
Elizabeth Peyton, "Georgia O´Keefe (Nude)" (2006, ink on paper)
There also were a lot of products from the ubiquitous Warhol Factory of course. Here my favorites:
"Colored Mona Lisa";
"Silver Liz" (1963-65, spray enamel, synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas);
"Knives" (synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas);
"Gun" (acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas)
I skipped Lucian Freud´s "Benfits Suprervisor Reclinging", which shows an extremely fat and ugly woman. This image may be the highest valued lot of the show, but it doesn´t have a place on my blog, which is dedicated to beauty. I also ignore Martin Kippenberger`s "Untitled" with the same criteria and Jeff Koon`s "Louis XIV".