VICE AND VIRTUE & Mark Seliger: RADArt4Aid

Post-War and Contemporary Art Online, 12 May – 12 June 2020


This May Christie’s launches two new sale concepts VICE and VIRTUE, the latest in a series of thematic online auctions from the Post-War and Contemporary Art department. Representing the two opposing sides of human nature, VICE captures the myriad ways of worldly escape in its selection, reflecting our long-held humanistic tendency to chase pleasure, while VIRTUE turns inward, featuring art indicative of hope, wisdom, happiness and warmth from worlds both real and imagined. With works by Barbara Kruger, Mel Ramos, Andy Warhol and Jean Dubuffet, the sales offer a reprieve from our new reality and celebrate the human spirit in these extraordinary times.

Alongside our Post-War and Contemporary Art Online sales, Christie’s is presenting as a special addition the Mark Seliger: RADArt4Aid online auction on 28 May, a partnership between RAD, an organization that facilitates celebrities advocating for charitable causes, and the famed American photographer. Seliger’s iconic portraits of Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, among others, will be sold to support a charity of the celebrity’s choosing under the umbrella cause of COVID-19 relief.

We invite you to explore highlights from the sales online and in our virtual Viewing Room. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about the sales, or to discuss the market.


Highlights

  • Mark Seliger (b. 1959)

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Los Angeles, 1999
    signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil with photographer's copyright credit stamp (verso)
    platinum palladium print, printed 2004
    24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)
    Estimate
    $3,000-5,000
    Related sale
    Mark Seliger: RAD4ArtAid, Online, 28 May - 12 June

  • Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977)

    Untitled, 2015
    oil on canvas
    26 ⅜ x 22 in. (67 x 58.4 cm.)
    Estimate
    $50,000-70,000
    Related sale
    VIRTUE | Post-War and Contemporary Art Online, 29 May – 12 June 2020

  • Mark Seliger (b. 1959)

    President Barack Obama, Washington, DC, 2010
    signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil with photographer's copyright credit stamp (verso)
    gelatin silver print, printed 2019
    60 x 50 in. (152.4 x 127 cm.)
    Estimate
    $10,000-15,000
    Related sale
    Mark Seliger: RAD4ArtAid, Online, 28 May - 12 June

  • Romare Bearden (1911–1988)

    Dream Time, 1970
    acrylic and printed paper collage on Masonite
    17 ⅛ x 22 in.
    Estimate
    $50,000-70,000
    Related sale
    VIRTUE | Post-War and Contemporary Art Online, 29 May – 12 June 2020

  • Rudolf Stingel (b. 1956)

    Untitled, 2006
    oil and enamel on canvas
    47 ¼ x 39 ⅜ in. (120 x 100 cm.)
    Estimate
    $100,000-150,000
    Related sale
    VIRTUE | Post-War and Contemporary Art Online, 29 May – 12 June 2020

  • Andy Warhol (1928–1987)

    Chris Evert (Sixteen Works), 1977
    acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, in sixteen parts
    each: 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm.)
    overall: 40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm.)

    The Collection of Richard L. Weisman
    Estimate
    $300,000-500,000
    Related sale
    VIRTUE | Post-War and Contemporary Art Online, 29 May – 12 June 2020

  • Richard Serra (b. 1939)

    Weitmar III, 1983
    oilstick on paper
    37 x 61 in. (94 x 154.9 cm.)
    Estimate
    $180,000-250,000
    Relate sale
    VIRTUE | Post-War and Contemporary Art Online, 29 May – 12 June 2020

  • Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985)

    Cafetière et petit chaudron avec clef, 1965
    signed and dated 'J. Dubuffet 65' (upper left)
    vinyl on paper mounted on canvas
    19 ⅝ x 25 ⅞ in. (49.8 x 65.7 cm.)

    Property from the Collection of Marcella and Max Kahn
    Estimate
    $280,000-350,000
    Related sale
    VIRTUE | Post-War and Contemporary Art Online, 29 May – 12 June 2020

  • Richard Prince (b. 1949)

    Untitled (de Kooning), 2007
    acrylic and inkjet on canvas
    86 ¼ x 118 in. (219.1 x 299.7 cm.)
    Estimate
    $600,000-800,000
    Related sale
    VIRTUE | Post-War and Contemporary Art Online, 29 May – 12 June 2020

  • Mark Seliger (b. 1959)

    Jennifer Aniston, Los Angeles, CA, 1995
    gelatin silver print
    40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.)

    Property to Benefit: The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics
    Estimate
    $5,000-7,000
    Related sale
    Mark Seliger: RAD4ArtAid, Online, 28 May - 12 June

  • Mark Seliger (b. 1959)

    Oprah Winfrey, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
    archival pigment print
    30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm.)

    Property to Benefit: New York Cares
    Estimate
    $5,000-7,000
    Related sale
    Mark Seliger: RAD4ArtAid, Online, 28 May - 12 June


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