CONTEMPORARY CURATED - 12 JUNE 2014 | NEW YORK

Robert Blumenthal opened his eponymous gallery on Madison Avenue and 79th street this past February. A collector of contemporary art for over a decade with an expansive sculpture garden at his Miami residence, Robert’s passion is for supporting the careers of emerging artists. He has also been involved with various institutions including MOCA, the Bass Museum and MoMA. Robert’s collection is predominantly focused on work created within the past ten years, but also includes historical pieces by Chris Burden, Isa Gensken and Robert Heinecken.


1.

Lot 314
Jim Shaw
I was drawing a friend of mine as the standard bearer in a pseudo revolutionary parade of mostly nude hunks & babes, 1998
Est. $2,000 - 3,000

Jim Shaw is an underrated LA artist. I wish I could go back in time for a performance of Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley's band, Destroy All Monsters.

2.

Lot 42
Jeff Koons
Puppy, 1998
Est. $6,000 - 8,000

Both a sculpture and a vessel, this is the perfectly-sized Koons for a New York City apartment.

3.

Lot 206
Sam Falls
Untitled (Red, Topanga, CA), 2012
Est. $12,000 - 18,000

The Sam Falls outdoor sculpture at my home in Miami Beach is one of my favorite sculptures in the garden. This particular fabric work comes out of a pivotal moment in his career.  He is an innovator in the ways he deals with sun, light and materials.

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Lot 23
Richard Tuttle
Pt. Drawing No. 38, 1974
Est. $5,000 - 7,000

There is always a quiet power to Tuttle's sculptures and drawings. I like the tranquil energy of this drawing.