Sam Francis: The Origins of Inspiration
Current Head of Sale Han-I Wang talks about the life and work of Sam Francis, the artist’s sources of inspiration and First Open as a venue for an exciting array of post-war and contemporary art.
Jean Dubuffet: The Magic of Everyday Living
Sara Friedlander, former Head of Sale, discusses her first experience with Jean Dubuffet’s work and First Open’s ability to celebrate and reinvigorate markets for artists past and present.
Georg Baselitz: The Art of Rebellion
Ed Tang, former Head of Sale, on the transformative work of Georg Baselitz and the creative process of putting together an auction that showcases works across decades and artistic movements.
Peter Doig: The Power of Reminiscence
Saara Pritchard, former Head of Sale, shares her love of Peter Doig’s universally appealing work and charts his meteoric rise as one of today’s most important living painters.
Yayoi Kusama: A Life of Art
Yayoi Kusama’s art permeates every aspect of her life, according to Charlie Adamski, former Head of Sale, who discusses the depth of this artist’s work across several mediums and cultural platforms.
Robert Smithson: Nature as Muse
Jonathan Laib, former Head of Sale, weighs in on the art of Robert Smithson, who channeled nature’s ever-evolving forms into a unique and powerful body of work.
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Milton Resnick (1917-2004)
Courtesy of The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation and Cheim & Read, New York.
© Elaine de Kooning.