CONTEMPORARY CURATED - 5 March 2015 | NEW YORK

Lilly Hartley is the founder of Candescent Films, a company that supports social issue documentaries. Hartley formed Candescent to combine her passion for film and desire to make a positive difference in the world. She won a Goya Award (Spain) for Sons of the Clouds, starring Javier Bardem, and also produced Likeness, starring Elle Fanning. Hartley was a co-executive producer of The Queen of Versailles, an executive producer of Gael Garcia Bernal's Who Is Dayani Cristal?, and an executive producer of the HBO film Private Violence. Her most recent project, Art and Craft, examines the life of a prolific art forger. It was shortlisted for an Oscar in Documentary Film.



1.
Lot 24
Nicolas de Staël
Honfleur, 1952
Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 USD

It’s a beautiful painting. The colours are amazing but subtle, which makes it very liveable.

2.
Lot 217
Gerhard Richter
Abstraktes Bild, 1988
Estimate: 350,000 - 500,000 USD

I love Richter and I think this is an exquisite, dramatic, vibrant piece.

3.
Lot 16
Willem de Kooning
Untitled, 1967
Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD



It has a lot of life to it, which I love. It feels theatrical in a way.

4. 

Lot 36
Tom Wesselmann
Nude for the Peace Tower, 1966
Estimate: 180,000 - 220,000 USD



I love Wesselmann’s work. I think it’s electric and fun and of a certain time—a freer moment. I’m definitely obsessed with him. But I also like Wesselmann for a more personal reason; my mother used to sit for him.