Results: Our September Contemporary Curated auction brought an outstanding total of $18,904,375 with strong results for works by Tom Wesselmann, Albert Oehlen, Alexander Calder and John McCracken. Wayne Thiebaud's exemplary Three Boats, from 1966 led the auction, selling for $1,126,000 surpassing its high estimate.
Details: On September 29th Sotheby’s is thrilled to present our Contemporary Curated auction, which is the foremost destination for new collectors and established clients to acquire accessibly priced works from the leading artists of the Post-War and Contemporary periods. Top lots in the sale include two fantastic works by Wayne Thiebaud, Cakes No. 1 (1967) and Three Boats (1966), along with Albert Oehlen’s Verweis (2006), Tom Wesselmann’s Big Study for Smoker #26 (1977) and Alexander Calder’s The Yellow Dot (1971). Additional highlights include exemplary works by Hans Hofmann, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenneth Noland and Jean Dubuffet, in addition to leading visionary Contemporary artists of today like Jonas Wood, Petra Cortright, Richard Prince, Nick Cave and Glenn Ligon.