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.
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.
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|52||Please note the updated color for this lot on Sothebys.com.|
|91||Please note that this work is signed and dated 'OCT 1962' on the reverse.|
|106||Please note that this lot will be offered with no reserve.|
|108||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|114||Please note that the correct dimensions in centimeters for this lot are 373.3 by 35.5 cm.|
|116||Please note that this lot will be offered with no reserve.|
|123||Please note that this work is oriented incorrectly in the printed catalogue. Please refer to Sothebys.com for the correct orientation.|
|126||Please note The Comité Georges Mathieu has confirmed the authenticity of this work and will issue a certificate upon request.|
|206||The correct provenance for this work is: Private Collection, New York.|
|216||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|227||Please note the correct provenance for this work is: Acquired by the present owner directly from the artist.|
|236||Please note that the medium for this work is c-print mounted on Forex, in artist's frame. Please also note that the edition size for this work is number 1 from an edition of 1 plus 1 artist's proof.|
|261||This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|262||Please note the additional provenance and exhibition history for this work on Sothebys.com.|
|284||Please note that this lot will be offered with no reserve.|
|311||Please note the medium is neon lights mounted on Plexiglas with wire, string, leather and transformer. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.|
|335||Please note this work is from an edition of 14.|
|336||Please note the correct title for this work is 'Tokyo' and this example is number 8 from an edition of 15.|
|339||This lot has been withdrawn from the sale.|
|354||Please note that this lot will be offered with no reserve.|
|356||Please note that this lot will be offered with no reserve.|