Post-War and Contemporary Art

Defining artists of today

Online, December 2021

Explore Christie’s December Post-War and Contemporary Art online sales that highlight the most in-demand names in the post-war and contemporary art market. First Open | Post-War and Contemporary Art presents an exceptional selection of works by artists such as George Condo, Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol and Kenny Scharf. Collection highlights include a special section of Andy Warhol polaroid photographs; important drawings from the Estate of Ruth Stanton; colour field paintings from the Collection of Arthur K. Solomon; and property from the Saint Louis Art Museum. As a continuation of the IMAGE WORLD collection recently offered in the 21st Century Evening sale and the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day sale in New York, the IMAGE WORLD ONLINE: Property from a Private American Collection sale draws inspiration from Image World: Art and Media Culture — the 1989 Whitney Museum of American Art exhibition on the Picture Generation. Discover an array of works from artists such as Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Christopher Wool, Eddie Martinez, Roe Ethridge and more.

Browse the sales online or view the works in-person beginning 11 December at our Rockefeller Center galleries.



Highlights

  • Loie Hollowell (b. 1983)

    Linked Lingams in Green, Purple and Red

    Signed, titled and dated ‘Loie Hollowell “Linked Lingams in Green, Purple and Red” 2015’ (on the reverse)
    Oil on linen mounted on panel
    28 x 21 in. (71 x 53 cm.)
    Painted in 2015
    Estimate
    $120,000-180,000
    Related sale
    First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art, New York, 3-15 December 2021

  • Eddie Martinez (b. 1977)

    Fruit punch

    Signed with the artist’s initials and dated ‘EM 2006’ (lower right)
    Acrylic, water-based oil, flashe, spray paint, and ink on panel
    72 x 96 in. (182.9 x 243.8 cm.)
    Executed in 2006
    Estimate
    $150,000-200,000
    Related sale
    Image World Online: Property from a Private American Collection, New York, 3-16 December 2021

  • Friedel Dzubas (1915–1994)

    Midwest

    Signed, titled and dated ‘Dzubas 1982 “MIDWEST”’ (on the reverse)
    Acrylic on canvas
    43 x 116 in. (109.2 x 294.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1982
    Estimate
    $50,000-70,000
    Related sale
    First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art, New York, 3-15 December 2021

  • George Condo (b. 1957)

    Pink Nude in Prison

    Signed and dated ‘Condo 88’ (lower right)
    Oil, charcoal and paper collage on canvas
    59 x 31 ½ in. (150 x 80 cm)
    Executed in 1988
    Estimate
    $70,000-100,000
    Related sale
    First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art, New York, 3-15 December 2021

  • Richard Prince (b. 1949)

    Untitled (Cartoon)

    Signed and dated ‘Richard Prince 2015’ (on the overlap); stamped with the artist’s studio stamp and numbered ‘5766’ (on the overlap)
    Inkjet and silkscreen on canvas
    73 ¼ x 55 ¼ in. (186 x 140 cm)
    Executed in 2015
    Estimate
    $80,000-120,000
    Related sale
    Image World Online: Property from a Private American Collection, New York, 3-16 December 2021

  • Grace Hartigan (1922–2008)

    Ask Me No More

    Signed and dated ‘Hartigan ‘94’ (lower center); signed again, titled and dated again ‘”ASK ME NO MORE” HARTIGAN ‘94’ (on the stretcher bar)
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 78 in. (152.3 x 198.1 cm.)
    Painted in 1994
    Estimate
    $50,000-70,000
    Related sale
    First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art, New York, 3-15 December 2021

  • Cindy Sherman (b. 1954)

    Untitled #156

    Signed, numbered, and dated ‘Cindy Sherman, 1985, 6/6’ (on the reverse)
    Chromogenic print, in artist’s frame
    49 ½ x 72 in. (125.7 x 184.2 cm.)
    Executed in 1985. This work is number six from an edition of six.
    Estimate
    $25,000-35,000
    Related sale
    Image World Online: Property from a Private American Collection, New York, 3-16 December 2021

  • Larry Poons (b. 1937)

    Untitled (78A4)

    Signed, titled and dated ‘Larry Poons 78A4 1978’ (on the reverse)
    Acrylic on canvas
    89 ½ x 52 in. (227.3 x 132 cm.)
    Painted in 1978
    Estimate
    $60,000-80,000
    Related sale
    First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art, New York, 3-15 December 2021

  • Frank Stella (b. 1936)

    Brazilian Merganser

    Acrylic, oilstick and glitter on aluminum
    21 ¾ x 17 x 1 ¾ in. (55.2 x 43.2 x 4.4 cm)
    Executed in 1979
    Estimate
    $40,000-60,000
    Related sale
    First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art, New York, 3-15 December 2021

  • Christopher Wool (b. 1955)

    Cats in Bags

    Signed and numbered ‘Wool 19/25’ (on the inside flap of the portfolio)
    Eleven color laser copies, in artist’s portfolio
    Each sheet: 14 ¼ x 11 in. (36.2 x 27.9 cm.)
    Portfolio: 15 x 11 ½ in. (38 x 29.2 cm.)
    Executed in 1990. This work is numbered nineteen from an edition of twenty-five with seven artist’s proofs. Published by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam.
    Estimate
    $20,000-30,000
    Related sale
    Image World Online: Property from a Private American Collection, New York, 3-16 December 2021

  • Peter Halley (b. 1953)

    Blue Cell

    Signed and dated ‘Peter Halley 2000’ (on the reverse)
    Acrylic, pearlescent acrylic and Roll-A-Tex on canvas
    44 x 40 in. (111.8 x 101.1 cm.)
    Executed in 2000
    Estimate
    $40,000-60,000
    Related sale
    First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art, New York, 3-15 December 2021

  • Carl Andre (b. 1935)

    Studies for Sculpture

    signed and dated '@carl andre 1959©' (on the reverse of each sheet)
    Graphite on paper, in three parts
    Each: 10 ¼ x 7 7/8 in. (26 x 20 cm.)
    Drawn in 1959
    Estimate
    $40,000-60,000
    Related sale
    First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art, New York, 3-15 December 2021



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