Oppenheimer & Co
Oppenheimer & Co, became so taken with German painters of a certain generation that he went back to school, getting a master’s in art history at Columbia (artnews). His thesis was on Gerhard Richter. The collection will now be spread all over the world.
The collectors had amassed a lot paintings by the admired Gerhard Richter and other artists (day auction evening auction ). This collection - Sotheby`s auctioned 25 paintings for together $122.7 million (artnews) - will now get spread all over the world. I present here my favorites from the show - a very subjective selection as usual.
followed by "Landschaft/Landscape" (1992, oil on canvas) Estimate $5 million — $7 million, sold for $5,862,500
& "Ziege/Goat" (1984, oil on canvas) Estimate $8 million — $12 million, sold for
$3 million— $4 million, apparently unsold. The painting may belong to the artist`s early works when he enlarged and transferred photographs such as personal snapshots or images drawn from newspapers and magazines. He then blurred the images by dragging a dry brush over wet pigment.
American Super Stars
followed by Amy Sillman` s "P" (2007, oil on canvas) Estimate $70,000 — $100,000, sold for
& Ryan Sullivan` s "Untitled" (2013, oil, enamel and latex on canvas) Estimate
$50,000 — $70,000, apparently unsold.
Worth The Money
I am not sure whether Ann agreed to this painting, but he earned the money. "Ela" by
Paulina Olowska (2010, oil on linen) And Ela was worth the money, the painting got an Estimate $20,000 — $30,000 and was sold for $112,500.
It looks´like that George Condo´s star is rising. Some of his paintings could easily beat the estimates: From above "Toy Head" (2012, oil on canvas) Estimate $150,000 — $200,000, sold for $564,500;
"Woman on Brown Chair" (2007, oil on canvas) Estimate $500,000 — $700,000,
sold for $972,500
& "Big John" (oil on canvas, in artist's chosen frame) Estimate $250,000 — 435,000, sold for $948,500.