Results: The March Contemporary Curated sale featuring In Its Own Light: Property from the Collection of Ed Cohen and Victoria Shaw totaled $26,187,625, exceeding its $22,900,000 pre-sale high estimate at one of the highest totals ever for a Contemporary Curated sale. Ed Ruscha’s Broken Pencil led the sale by surpassing its high estimate of $450,000 to sell for $1,332,500 and Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild (843-4), from the collection of Ed Cohen and Victoria Shaw, sold for $1,152,500, above its $800,000 high pre-sale estimate.
Auction Details: Sotheby’s is delighted to present our next Contemporary Curated auction on 2 March, coinciding with Armory Arts Week in New York. Contemporary Curated is the foremost destination for new collectors and established clients to acquire accessibly priced works by leading artists of the postwar and contemporary periods. "In Its Own Light: Property from the Collection of Ed Cohen and Victoria Shaw" will start at 10:00 AM with Lot 1 and Contemporary Curated will start approximately at 11:00 AM with Lot 47. Each season, the auction features selections from leading tastemakers from the spheres of art, business and fashion, offering a diverse range of works that have captured the imagination of the market. This season’s sale will offer works by Alexander Calder, Wayne Thiebaud, On Kawara, George Condo and Robert Rauschenberg, among others.