Contemporary Art Day Auction
Live Auction: 13 May 2021 • 10:00 AM EDT • New York

Contemporary Art Day Auction 13 May 2021 • 10:00 AM EDT • New York

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.

Featured Highlights

Global Abstractions: Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
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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.

Pop Art

The Collection of Morris and Rita Pynoos
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Andy WarholDollar Sign
View 1 of Lot 444: Dollar Sign
Andy Warhol
Dollar Sign
Estimate: 300,000 – 500,000 USD
Dollar Sign
One of the most iconic and universally recognized artists of the contemporary age, Keith Haring developed his unique style of graphic expression from a synthesis of many artistic influences, but none were as deeply instrumental in shaping his aesthetic and conceptual praxis as the Pop Art of Andy Warhol. The present work formerly in Haring’s personal collection speaks directly to that influence.

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Contemporary Figuration

Post-Modern Contemporary
Lygia Clark
Two Works by Charles White from a Private Collection

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