Our post-war and contemporary art sales this season include Post-War to Present and Thirtyfive works by Ed Ruscha. Kicking off the sales is a tightly curated selection of Ed Ruscha’s work from the Clarke Collection, featuring the Los Angeles-based artist’s signature wordplay and recycled imagery. The Post-War to Present sale follows with over 300 works including emerging talent and established masters alike, with estimates ranging from $5,000 to $2,000,000. Highlights include works by Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Harold Ancart, Tschabalala Self, Jonas Wood, Sam Gilliam and KAWS. By showcasing cutting-edge contemporary artists from around the world alongside post-war masters, this platform traces the parallels and dialogues inherent in their work.

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Highlights

  • Andy Warhol (1928–1987)

    Flowers, 1964
    Estimate:
    $1,500,000–2,000,000
    Related sale:
    Post-War to Present, New York, 27 September 2019

    © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

  • Ed Ruscha (b. 1937)

    Standard Station, 1996
    Estimate:
    $200,000-300,000
    Related sale
    Thirtyfive Works by Ed Ruscha, New York, 27 September 2019

    © Ed Ruscha

  • Harold Ancart (b. 1980)

    Untitled, 2016
    Estimate:
    $200,000-300,000
    Related sale
    Post-War to Present, New York, 27 September 2019

    © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

  • Loie Hollowell (b. 1983)

    Lick Lick in Orange and Blue, 2015
    Estimate:
    $70,000–100,000
    Related sale
    Post-War to Present, New York, 27 September 2019

    © Loie Hollowell, courtesy Pace Gallery

  • Ed Ruscha (b. 1937)

    I Was Gasping for Contact, 1976
    Estimate
    $400,000–600,000
    Related sale
    Thirtyfive Works by Ed Ruscha, New York, 27 September 2019

    © Ed Ruscha

  • Rudolf Stingel (b. 1956)

    Untitled, 2006
    Estimate
    $220,000–280,000
    Related sale
    Post-War to Present, New York, 27 September 2019

    © Rudolf Stingel

  • Ed Ruscha (b. 1937)

    Wavy Robot, 1975
    Estimate
    $400,000–600,000
    Related sale
    Thirtyfive Works by Ed Ruscha, New York, 27 September 2019

    © Ed Ruscha

  • Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011)

    Graze, 1976
    Estimate
    $300,000–500,000
    Related sale
    Post-War to Present, New York, 27 September 2019

    © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  • George Condo (b. 1957)

    Untitled, 1987
    Estimate
    $70,000–100,000
    Related sale
    Post-War to Present, New York, 27 September 2019

    © 2019 George Condo / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  • KAWS (b. 1974)

    Four Foot Dissected Companion, 2009
    Estimate
    $50,000–70,000
    Related sale
    Post-War to Present, New York, 27 September 2019

    © KAWS

  • Ed Ruscha (b. 1937)

    Palm, 1970
    Estimate
    $400,000–600,000
    Related sale
    Thirtyfive Works by Ed Ruscha, New York, 27 September 2019

    © Ed Ruscha


Auction schedule

Thirtyfive Works by Ed Ruscha

  • Auction

    New York
    20 Rockefeller Center
    27 Sep, 10am (Lots 1 - 35)

  • Viewing

    21 Sep, 10am–5pm
    22 Sep,  1pm–5pm
    23 Sep, 10am–5pm
    24 Sep, 10am–5pm
    25 Sep, 10am–5pm
    26 Sep, 10am–5pm

  • Contact

    Isabella Lauria
    ilauria@christies.com
    +1 212 492 5484


    Lindsay Griffith
    lgriffith@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2284

Post-War to Present

  • Auction

    New York
    20 Rockefeller Center
    27 Sep, 11am & 2pm

  • Viewing

    21 Sep, 10am–5pm
    22 Sep,  1pm–5pm
    23 Sep, 10am–5pm
    24 Sep, 10am–5pm
    25 Sep, 10am–5pm
    26 Sep, 10am–5pm

  • Contact

    Isabella Lauria
    ilauria@christies.com
    +1 212 492 5484


Tour information



  • The Clarke Collection:
    Thirty-five Works by Ed Ruscha

  • Los Angeles

    10–14 September

  • Viewing

    10 Sep, 10am–4pm
    11 Sep, 10am–4pm
    12 Sep, 10am–4pm
    13 Sep, 10am–4pm
    14 Sep, 10am–4pm