Above this paragraph you can see "Nurse Elsa" by Richard Prince (2002, acrylic and inkjet on canvas). Estimated price $5,000.000 - 7,000,000.
Discovery Of The Day
Above paintings by Adrian Ghenie (born 1977). I didn`t know this artist before - the discovery of the day. I really love the artist`s humor, his surprising ideas & powerful compositions: "The Bridge" (2015, oil on canvas) Estimate USD 1,500,000 - USD 2,500,000, followed by "Flight into Egypt" (2008, oil on canvas) Estimate USD 800,000 - USD 1,200,000 & "Pie Fight Study" (Estimate USD 500,000 - USD 700,000).
Nice 'n Easy
driveby). If you want to see more by this artist you might go visit "The Broad" in Los Angeles (driveby )
This paragraph opens with Alex Katz "Ulla" (2011, oil on canvas) Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000 followed by Makoto Saito "White Shadow" (2008, acrylic and oil ink on canvas) Estimate USD 180,000 - USD 220,000 & Magnus Plessen "Untitled" (2002, oil on canvas) Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
Meet The Germans
You could see a lot of Germans @ Christie`s, of course. Above Gerhard Richter`s "Abstraktes Bild (809-2)" (1994, oil on canvas, (225 x 200 cm)) Estimate USD 18,000,000 - USD 25,000,000. Richter is still my favorite painter, even that I like many contemporary artists. The Art Institute of Chicago has an amazing collection of Richter`s, including the gorgeous "Woman Descending the Staircase" (driveby).
artinamerica). I love his paintings because he mixes realism with fantasy and plays surrealist games on canvas. Maybe he shows alternate worlds. According to Wikipedia his "paintings mine the intersection of his personal history with the politics of industrial alienation. His work reflects the influence of socialist realism, and owes a debt to Surrealists Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte" (wikipedia).
Above you can see "Vorort/Suburb" (2007, oil on canvas) Estimate $500,000-700,000
Above a work by Georg Baselitz, a pioneer of German Neo-Expressionist painting: "Orangenesser VII/Orange Eater" (1981, oil on canvas) Estimate USD 1,000,000 - USD 1,500,000 followed by Albert Oehlen`s "Farbe in Bäumen/Color in Trees" (2005, oil on canvas) Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. The German had radical shifts in his work and style. W Magazin calls Oehlen the "change artist" (wmagazine).
The Last 5000 Years
To be continued.