Friday, February 28, 2014

Second Contemporary Curated auction on view @ SOTHEBY'S New York


Keith haring Untitled

OVERVIEW
On March 7th, Sotheby’s is thrilled to present the second Contemporary Curated auction, an editorialized version of the mid-season sale offering diverse perspectives from today’s tastemakers. Maria Baibakova, Anna Sui, Trevor Traina, and Reem Acra each chose works from the sale that inspired them most, and shared with us why. The auction features a strong selection of both Post-War and Contemporary art. Highlighting the morning session is Property from the Collection of Abby and B.H. Friedman, the real estate executive, novelist, and author of biographies on Jackson Pollock and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The collection includes two early important Salvatore Scarpitta paintings, a 1967 Ed Ruscha gunpowder drawing, and exceptional works on paper by Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Jim Dine, and Joseph Cornell. The afternoon session includes fantastic examples of art by some of the most interesting, influential and visionary artists of today, including Mark Grotjahn, Carol Bove, Lucien Smith, and Hugh Scott-Douglas.

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