• Christie's Green Auction: A Bi auction at Christies

    Sale 2303

    Christie's Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth

    22 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 8

    ALAN SONFIST (1946-)

    THE NAKED EARTH OF NEW YORK, 2001

    Estimate

    ALAN SONFIST (1946-)
    The Naked Earth of New York, 2001
    Earth and photo on canvas
    4 x 4 ft. (122 x 122 cm.)
    Suggested Value: $115,000


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    Enjoy an exclusive tour of Christie's from one of the auction house's immensely talented Contemporary Art specialists, along with two tickets to the fall's Post-War & Contemporary Art brunch and evening sale. Bring home an addition to your own personal collection of Contemporary Art, with this unique piece by Sonfist - an artist whose profound environmentally focused work offers a reminder to all of us about our role in saving the environment.

    About the Artist:
    Sonfist, one of the pioneers of the Land Art movement, has been involved with environmental installations around the world. His works are included at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This work features soil gathered from the island of Manhattan painted into a minuscule image of our planet. It portrays the need to care for the Earth from a microcosm and macrocosm perspective. It acknowledges that for both systems to thrive, sustainable environments must be the backbone of our cities. The city is a living construct that gives life to both urban and natural ecosystems. This work brings forth the critical need, as we look to the future, for identifying that balance between urban and rural, between manmade and natural.

    Pre-Lot Text

    DONATION PROVIDED BY HERBERT & PAULA MOLNER and CHRISTIE'S AUCTION HOUSE


    Post Lot Text

    The tour of Christie's will be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time. Website: www.alansonfist.com