Lee Bontecou's current solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art shines a spotlight on one of the most distinctive talents of the post-war era. Her Untitled, lot 6, dates from 1960, the year the artist was discovered by Ivan Karp and Leo Castelli, and is a seminal work from her series of steel-and-canvas sculptures. Bontecou's work stands apart from the prevailing Pop Art of the period, as do two other important abstract works from the 1960s in the sale: George Rickey's large-scale Space Churn Red, 1968, Lot 150, from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and Robert Goodnough's monumental oil on canvas, Form in Motion, 1967, Lot 157, which is one of the artist's largest and most distinguished paintings.
Dovetailing with these exemplary works from the 1960s are several vibrant examples of Pop Art by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and others. Dynamic works on paper from the 1970s by Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Motherwell, unusual for their large scale, are among the most prominent lots. This auction also includes prime examples of Minimalism: Carl Andre's Red Eva Adamas,1983 and The Big 3-Part Hundred Dollar Sculpture, 1978. The afternoon session teems with work by younger artists - both emerging and established - including Sterling Ruby, Rosson Crow, André Butzer and Josh Smith.
This work is incised with the artist's monogram on the figure's rear right leg and number 4 on the underside of the figure's rear left leg.
This work is signed lower right.
Signed and dated 63 on the reverse. Exhibited: Rotterdam, Museum Boymanns - Van Beuningen, Lee Bontecou, April - June 1968
In addition to the existing condition report, please note that the colors are faded. Literature: Werner Spies, ed., Richard Lindner : catalogue raisonné of paintings, watercolors, and drawings, New York and Munich, 1999, no. 290, p. 200, illustrated in color (image is reversed and dimensions and medium are incorrect) Exhibited: Paris, Galerie Maeght, Richard Lindner: Oeuvres récentes, December 1977 - January 1978, no. 226; New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Recent Work by Richard Lindner, April - May 1978; St. Paul de Vence, Fondation Maeght; Liège; Belgium, Musée Saint-Georges, Richard Lindner, May - October 1979
Title: Säulenkaryatide. Executed in 1965, this work is from an edition of 5. Literature: Dietrich Clarenbach and Peter Anselm Riedl, Fritz Koenig, Skulpturen Werkverzeichnis, Munich, 2003, no. 368, pp. 106 and 293, illustrated (another example)
Dietrich Clarenbach and Peter Anselm Riedl, Fritz Koenig, Skulpturen Werkverzeichnis, Munich, 2003, no. 562, p. 303
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
Published in 1970 by Edition Schellmann, Munich, this work is lithography with hand-coloring in crayon and pencil, probably a proof aside from the edition of 35.
The illustration for this lot is incorrectly labled 93.
The illustration for this lot is incorrectly labled 94.
This work was executed circa 1978 and is related to a lithograph titled "Easter Procession," which was executed in 1983. The illustration for this lot is incorrectly labled 95.
The illustration for this lot is incorrectly labled 96.
Man playing flute: correct medium is iron. Two small heads: correct medium is wood. Object with moving part: correct medium is wrought iron.
The correct dimensions are as follows: 29 3/8 by 43 1/8 in. (74.6 by 109.5 cm)
Correct medium: bronze with gold patina, steel pin and stone base
Executed in 1973.
The correct orientation of these works are as follow, which is reflected in the e-catalogue: Two of five (A08836) - should be rotated 180 degrees. Three of five (A08840) - to be rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise. Four of five (A08838) - to be rotated 90 degrees clockwise.
Correct medium: acrylic on off-set lithograph on paper
Correct medium: acrylic on canvas
This work is signed and dated 1973.
The illustration for this lot is incorrectly labled 154.
The illustration for this lot is incorrectly labled 152.
This work is dated 67.
The correct orientation of this work is 90 degrees clockwise.
Correct title: Arpa
This work is unique.
This work is signed, titled, dated 97 and dedicated For Carter and Phyllis on the reverse. Correct medium: acrylic and pumice on canvas
The image of this lot is incorrectly cropped at the top edge in the printed catalogue.
The proper artists' names for this work should be 'Rostarr and Ease', 'Ease' being the pseudonym José Parla was using at the time of its creation.
Correct exhibition history: New York, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, Greater New York, February - May 2000/Peekskill, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Only the Paranoid Survive, February - June 2006 Literature: Lisa Ruyter, Lisa Ruyter: One Million Postcards, New York, 2007, p. 103
This work is incorrectly reproduced in the printed catalogue and should be rotated 180 degrees.
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
Signed, dated '98 and numbered 3/7 on the reverse.