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THE HISTORY OF NOW: THE COLLECTION OF DAVID TEIGER SOLD TO BENEFIT TEIGER FOUNDATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF CONTEMPORARY ART

John Wesley
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LOT SOLD. 212,500 USD
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THE HISTORY OF NOW: THE COLLECTION OF DAVID TEIGER SOLD TO BENEFIT TEIGER FOUNDATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF CONTEMPORARY ART

John Wesley
CAPTIVES
Estimate
Irrevocable Bids
Lots with this symbol indicate that a party has provided Sotheby’s with an irrevocable bid on the lot that will be executed during the sale at a value that ensures that the lot will sell. The irrevocable bidder, who may bid in excess of the irrevocable bid, will be compensated based on the final hammer price in the event he or she is not the successful bidder or may receive a fixed fee in the event he or she is the successful bidder. If the irrevocable bidder is the successful bidder, the fixed fee (if applicable) for providing the irrevocable bid may be netted against the irrevocable bidder’s obligation to pay the full purchase price for the lot and the purchase price reported for the lot shall be net of such fixed fee. If the irrevocable bid is not secured until after the printing of the auction catalogue, a pre-lot announcement will be made indicating that there is an irrevocable bid on the lot. If the irrevocable bidder is advising anyone with respect to the lot, Sotheby’s requires the irrevocable bidder to disclose his or her financial interest in the lot. If an agent is advising you or bidding on your behalf with respect to a lot identified as being subject to an irrevocable bid, you should request that the agent disclose whether or not he or she has a financial interest in the lot.
Guaranteed Property
Guaranteed Property. The seller of lots with this symbol has been guaranteed a minimum price from one auction or a series of auctions. If every lot in a catalogue is guaranteed, the Conditions of Sale will so state and this symbol will not be used for each lot.
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LOT SOLD. 212,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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John Wesley
B. 1928
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signed, titled and dated 1987 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
42 by 50 1/2 in. 106.7 by 128.3 cm.
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Provenance

Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Fredericks Freiser Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by David Teiger in February 2001

Catalogue Note

"Wesley generates a great deal of sexual suggestiveness by very economic means. And in doing so, he produces a felicitous convergence of content and form as the sensuality of depicted skin and body – enlarged and brought visually close – is reflected in abstract pink colorfields, sinuous line, and severely cropped framing that concentrates compositional, as well as erotic, energy."

Ken Johnson, "Troubled Toons," Art in America, Vol. 81., No. 2., February 1993, p. 76

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