Monday, September 21, 2009

Christie's Auction Preview Event Young Collectors Cocktails & After Party Tonight 9/21/09

In every auction there is always a piece that, I would really like to own...Well this Marilyn Minter photograph would make a nice B-day or Christmas present. Make a note, they both happen in December! Love it! Edition of only 5 , estimated between $18,000.00-$20,000.00

Rob Wynne- Oops!

Collector Cesar Llacuna posing in front of a Gerhard Ritcher photograph

Guests admiring a Keith Haring sculpture
The crowd admiring the art up for auction on display and sipping tasty cocktails

Great collection of works up for auction at Christie's First Open sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art. Tonight was the preview event for Young Collectors .

The quality ,range of works and great estimates will most likely guarantee a successful auction.Special thanks to Manish Vora and Artlog for the cordial invitation to the event.

Here is more information about it.

Join Artlog & theChristie’s Post War and Contemporary Art Specialists for a private event featuring free cocktails and a chance to meet other young collectors previewing the Christie’s First Open sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art. The sale offers an array of exciting paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Presenting the opportunity to enhance an existing collection or start one anew, First Open kicks off the category’s fall season with works by some of the most sought after artists working today as well as a selection of works by Post-War masters. The sale will feature works by Andy Warhol, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, Kiki Smith, and Gavin Turk, among others.

Leading the sale is Flowers by Andy Warhol, dated 1964 (estimate: $500,000-700,000). T Among the contemporary works being offered is Kerry James Marshall’s Terra Incognita, 1991 (estimate: $300,000-400,000). The selection of sculpture also includes Kiki Smith’s Small Deer, 2001 (estimate: $12,000-18,000) and Brillo 5, 2003 by Gavin Turk (estimate: $20,000-30,000). Additional highlights include a work on paper by Sam Francis, Untitled, 1974 (estimate: $10,000-15,000), a cibachrome print by Gerhard Richter Guildenstern, 1998 (estimate: $7,000-9,000) and a painting by Richard Anuszkiewicz, Soft Yellow, 1976 (estimate: $8,000-12,000). The First Open will also include works by Keith Haring, Mona Hatoum, Takashi Murakami, and Guyton Walker among others.

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