Contemporary Art Evening Auction
Live Auction: 12 May 2021 • 7:00 PM EDT • New York

Contemporary Art Evening Auction 12 May 2021 • 7:00 PM EDT • New York

Led by Jean Michel Basquiat’s superlative 1982 masterpiece, Versus Medici and Cy Twombly’s exuberant 1970 “Blackboard” painting, Untitled (Rome), Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction in May is comprised of works by many of the most celebrated Post-War and Contemporary artists. Anchored by a spectacular group of 1980s works by David Hockney and Willem de Kooning from the collection of Morris and Rita Pynoos, the sale also boasts an icon of Twentieth Century Art in Robert Colescott’s George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware and definitive works by Keith Haring, Alexander Calder and Bruce Nauman.

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Basquiat Confronts the Legacy of Italian Masters

Grégoire Billault, Head of New York’s Contemporary Art Department, and David Galperin, Head of New York’s Contemporary Art Evening Sales, come together to discuss a highlight of the marquee event: Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Versus Medici.

Living in Color: the Collection of Morris and Rita Pynoos Read More
Chez Kay: Property from the Collection of Kay Unger Read More
Hidden Harmony: An Exquisite Private Collection See More

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Following the guidelines for the Phase Four reopening of Manhattan, we are able to accommodate clients in our building by appointment only. The exhibition for the sales will open on 1 May and will close on 12 May at 12PM EDT. To schedule an appointment please click here or contact appointmentsNY@sothebys.com or +1 212 606 7171. You can read more about our safety requirements here.

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