christies). The place looks like a huge museum and could easily compete with New York´s Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) and other prestigious art institutions. As usual they display the art work to be auctioned on several floors (galleries @ 20 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan). It find it very kind to allow humble spectators like us to visit and enjoy all the precious displays. And they didn`t mind that I took a lot pictures there to get my personal collection.
I display here my favorites from the exhibition of Post War & Contemporary Art to be auctioned next week, as usual a very subjective selection. On top of this post you can see "Two Studies for Portrait" by Francis Bacon (1978, oil on canvas). The expected auction price is in a range of $12,000.000-18.000.000. I wasn´t spontaneous a fan of Bacon, because I considered his paintings as ugly. But now I appreciate his work, because his style is very special and can easily be recognized. And now I can even see some beauty in it. The price tag shows that Bacon is one of the hottest artists now.
And what about "Desnudo sobre fondo oscuro" by Manolo Valdés? (2010, oil and burlap collage on burlap) $200,000-300,000.
Joseph Beuy In Diamond Dust
You might recognize "Jackie" (1964, synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas) $400.000-600.000.
"Rebel Without a Cause (James Dean) (1985, synthetic polymer and silkscreen on canvas) has a price range $1,000.000-1,500.000.
"Four Marylins" (1962, acrylic, silkscreen ink and graphite on canvas) lacks a price tag.
theguardian). Above "Der Ölberg" (1981, oil on canvas) $400,000-600,000; "Totnauberg" (1980, oil on canvas) $300,000-$500.000 & "Midgard Utgard" (2002, sand and graphite on black and white photograph in artist´s frame) $100,000-150,000.
Elegance & Power
This is "SP83" by Sterling Ruby (2009, acrylic and spray enmal on canvas) $600,000-800,000. Last year I reported about a sole show with Ruby`s works @ Hauser & Wirth in New York ( driveby). I like his large scaled paintings because they looks so powerful, if they fill a whole wall.
driveby) but I like his paintings too.