Post-War & Contemporary ArtWed, May 10, 2017 at 2pm EDT |
Sale of Post-War & Contemporary Art on May 10, 2017
Featuring Works by American, European, Latin American and Asian Artists
Featuring Works by Margaret Kilgallen, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Wilson and Michael Heizer
On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Doyle will hold an auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art. The sale encompasses works by American, European, Latin American and Asian artists and spans artistic movements from Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimalism, through Fluxus and Mail Art, to Street Art.
With its combination of bold text and folk-art inspired figures, Untitled (Pride) is a fantastic representation of Margaret Kilgallen (1967-2001) at her best. The work appeared in both her 1999 solo show at Deitch Projects and at her 2000 exhibit at the Hammer Museum, shortly before her tragic passing at 33 years of age (est. $18,000-22,000).
Seen as a key part of the American Pop Art movement, Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) was a creative force very much following his own path. Aside from his use of commercial packaging and everyday objects in the language of his imagery, his women are the thread that flows from beginning to end of his career. In Study for Sunset Nude (Sitting), Wesselmann, as in many of his works, depicts the woman as an object within a still life (est. $10,000-15,000).
Stage director/playwright and artist Robert Wilson (b. 1941), possibly best known for his genre-defying Einstein on the Beach, worked with performance artist Marina Abramovic in 2011 for the aptly titled The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic. The sale offers a mask, one of four made as a life mask created from a mold of Abramovic’s face and used onstage throughout the run of this controversial biographical opera. It is property from the Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY (est. $7,000-9,000).
One of the pioneering Earthworks artists who use land as medium, Michael Heizer (b. 1944) never completely abandoned painting. In Actual Size/Fish with Objects I, Heizer plays with spatial reasoning, employing a photo transfer of a still life alongside a twin abstract painting, and in Actual Size/Fish with Objects III, he deconstructs the elements (est. for both $8,000-12,000).
The public is invited to the exhibition on view from Saturday, May 6 through Monday, May 8. There will be additional viewing by appointment on Tuesday, May 9 from 9am - Noon.