Preparing for its first round of major 20th and 21st century art auctions in the fall season, Christie’s has announced that it will be offering a group of works by Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Richard Prince, Christopher Wool and Elizabeth Peyton in November. . The 29 works all come from a private collection. They are expected to arrive for auction during the auction house’s evening sales and 21st century art day on November 9 and 12 in New York City.
The auction is titled “Image World,” a reference to the name of a 1989 Whitney Museum exhibition of artists dealing with mass media in their work. Sherman, Kruger and Prince are often seen as part of an ’80s art movement known as the Pictures Generation, whose members relied on photographic material to consider the proliferation of images in today’s world. hui.
The sale “pays tribute to the artists of Pictures Generation who turned the status quo of the art world of the 1980s and 1990s upside down,” Ana Maria Celis, senior specialist in the 21st century art department at Christie’s, said in a statement. “The collection also features very contemporary image makers who owe a large part of their careers to this generation.”
Among the highlights of “Image World” is Christopher Wool’s large untitled 1995 canvas, an abstract painting that features broad brushstrokes in black and white. It is expected to fetch a price of $ 6-8 million.
Next to Wool’s 1995 painting for sale are three photographs from Sherman’s 1981 “Centerfolds” series. Originally commissioned for Art Forum, the series was never printed because publishers feared it might be interpreted as pornography. These images feature Sherman as a downcast protagonist dressed in various appearances, and today they are among Sherman’s best-known works. Together, the three works are expected to fetch between $ 5 million and $ 7.5 million. However, it is possible that they earn much more than that. Last May, the Akron Museum of Art sold an edition of Untitled # 96, in which a sweater-clad Sherman is shown lying on a tiled floor, for $ 2.8 million at Christie’s. It became the artist’s second most expensive work to ever auction.
Untitled (Your manias become science), from 1981, will also go to auctions. Featuring an image of a cloud of smoke bearing the title text and framed within the red outline of the artist’s signature, it is expected to fetch $ 500,000 to $ 800,000. The sale will coincide with an upcoming retrospective dedicated to the artist’s opening at the Art Institute of Chicago on
Dallas oil mogul Edwin L. Cox’s Impressionist art collection is also slated for November at Christie’s. The group of 25 works, including paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Gustave Caillebotte, is expected to fetch $ 200 million and will be auctioned off in a sole proprietorship evening sale at the home’s New York headquarters.
Highlights of “Image World” can now be seen at the Christie’s Southampton outpost and will travel alongside Hong Kong, London and Los Angeles before going on sale in New York.