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First Contemporary Art Auction of 2019, with Curators Agnes Gund & Oprah Winfrey

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    First Contemporary Art Auction of 2019, with Curators Agnes Gund & Oprah Winfrey
    01.03.2019
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Sotheby’s to Present its First Contemporary Art Auction Of the Spring Season:

CONTEMPORARY CURATED With Co-Curators Agnes Gund & Oprah Winfrey

Bi-Annual New York Auction to Follow BY WOMEN, FOR TOMORROW’S WOMEN An All-Women Artist Charity Auction Benefitting Miss Porter’s School

270+ Lots Led by: Kerry James Marshall’s Powerful Figurative Work from 2008 UNTITLED (PAINTER) Estimate $1.8/2.5 Million

PUBLIC EXHIBITION OPENS TOMORROW IN SOTHEBY’S YORK AVENUE GALLERIES

Auctions 1 March 2019

NEW YORK, 21 February 2019 – Sotheby’s is pleased to open our 2019 auctions of Contemporary Art with Contemporary Curated on 1 March in New York. Reflecting a diverse ensemble of works from the Post-War and Contemporary periods, with many exceptional highlights appearing at auction for the first time, this season’s offering is accented by an outstanding group of works by African American and women artists, with examples by Olga de Amaral, Louise Bourgeois, Sam Gilliam, Eva Hesse, Yayoi Kusama, Kerry James Marshall and Faith Ringgold, among others.

Highlights from the sale include George Condo’s Smiling Girl with Black Hair (estimate $1/1.5 million) – a highly refined example of his ability to manipulate the traditional notions of portraiture – Sean Scully’s monumental Wall of Light Pink Grey Sky from the artist’s celebrated Wall of Light series (estimate $800,000/1.2 million); Ad Reinhardt resplendent No. 12 from 1950 (estimate $600/800,000); and Yayoi Kusama’s Dots Obsession from 2005 – a remarkably complex example of the artist’s most personal and renowned body of work (estimate $450/650,000).

Estimated to achieve more than $22.5 million, the auction this March marks the highest-ever pre-sale estimate in the sales series’ nearly 6-year history.

Preceding the bi-annual auction is By Women, For Tomorrow’s Women – the first-ever all-women artist benefit auction at a major auction house. Over the course of several months, 40 pieces by 38 pioneering women artists have been donated to create this distinct offering of modern and contemporary works, with full proceeds to support financial aid that enables emerging female leaders to attend Miss Porter’s School, the nation’s leading, all-girls private boarding school. Separate release available

The Contemporary Curated pre-sale exhibition opens to the public this Friday, 22 February, alongside works from By Women, For Tomorrow’s Women, and our Contemporary Art Online auctions, open for bidding from 22 February – 8 March.

Charlotte Van Dercook, Head of Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated auctions in New York, said: “On the heels of our highest-ever sale total this past September, we are thrilled to present the Contemporary Curated auction this March. Included in the sale are several paradigm shifting and groundbreaking, fresh-to-market works by artists who have played pivotal roles in the Contemporary art historical cannon. Some of these examples include the intimate circa 1945 Alice Neel portrait Connie, a formative painting by Eva Hesse from the late 1950s, a 1970 intricately collaged, vibrant Romare Bearden entitled The Unforgotten and the groundbreaking 1974 Slab painting Special Checking by Jack Whitten, the first from this series to appear at auction by the artist. In addition to these exceptional works, we are thrilled to offer a selection works by the artists active today, led by the exquisitely painted 2008 Untitled (Painter) by Kerry James Marshall, which addresses the tenets of race and representation as well as the act of painting and the history of cultural production. Many of the exceptional works in the Curated sale are by artists historically underrepresented in the secondary market, which is a wonderful complement to the charity component of our sale series this season as we are honored to partner with Miss Porter’s School on the By Women, For Tomorrow’s Women auction, co-chaired by Agnes Gund and Oprah Winfrey. We are honored to be collaborating on the sale which will raise money for financial aid at the school and know that the auction will celebrate and promote the vital contributions that female artists have made, and will continue to make, to art-making and to our culture at large.”

CONTEMPORARY CURATED HIGHLIGHTS

Untitled (Painter) leads a trio of works by Kerry James Marshall (estimate $1.8/2.5 million). Marking a pivotal shift in the canon of contemporary art, Kerry James Marshall's Untitled (Painter) from 2008 embodies his commitment to rewriting the tenets of race and representation. In the present work, Marshall challenges the hegemonic archetype of the artist, forging a commentary on the privileges and assumptions inherent to artmaking, by inserting a black female subjectivity into this rarified space. Uniting abstraction with an unapologetically raced and gendered presence, the work is an exploration of the foundations of culture, in the view of the artist, to reimagine the “mythic image of the painter,” and reflect on the nature of art itself.

This exceptional work comes to auction following Sotheby’s previous record-breaking sales of works by the artist: in September 2018, Marshall’s Study for Past Times established a new auction record for a work on paper by the artist when it sold for $1.8 million (estimate $900,000/1.2 million) in the Contemporary Curated sale. Just four months prior, the artist’s monumental painting, Past Times, shattered Marshall’s previous auction record when it sold for $21.2 million, cementing a new top auction price for any work of art by a living African American artist.






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