T his May, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Auction is pleased to be offering a spectacular group of works ranging from the post-war period to today. Anchored by an exceptional selection from the Collection of Morris and Rita Pynoos, featuring works by David Hockney, Willem de Kooning, John McCracken and Louise Nevelson, the sale also includes works from the Collection of Mrs. John L Marion, as well as excellent examples post-war and contemporary masters such as Alexander Calder, Joan Mitchell, Keith Haring and Harold Ancart. Coinciding with major current museum exhibitions at the Tate Britain and Metropolitan Museum of Art, the sale will also feature works by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Alice Neel.
Mark Rothko, Ad Reinhardt, Kazuo Shiraga, Sam Francis, and Jean Dubuffet all rank among the most storied artists from the post-war period of abstraction. These six artists are titans of abstraction, all canonized within the history of art, and their works being offered in the sale, represent an incredible opportunity for new and established collectors alike.
The Collection of Morris and Rita Pynoos is highlighted by stunning selections of works by David Hockney and Willem de Kooning whose signature approaches to figuration and abstraction, respectively, equally satisfied the Pynooses’s preference for bold and striking works.
Discover works of Post-Modern Contemporary art included in the Contemporary Art Day auction, including works from Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, Hans Hoffmann, Adolph Gottlieb, and Isamu Noguchi.
A leading figure in Brazil’s Neo-Concrete movement, Lygia Clark’s innovative contribution to the history of art is explored in three exceptional works embodying her unique approach to the spectator and the self.
Sotheby’s is proud to be offering two works by one of the most influential artists and teachers of his generation Charles White. To a Dark Girl and Three Round Heads (Triptych) are testament to the artist’s innate ability to create powerful and deeply nostalgic images of Black Americans.
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