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2017-05-10 14:00:00 2017-05-10 22:00:00 America/New_York Post-War and Contemporary Art Presenting Works by American, European, Latin American and Asian Artists . Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. New York Doyle
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Presenting Works by American, European, Latin American and Asian Artists

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Exhibition Dates
Sat, May 06
10am – 5pm

Sun, May 07
12pm – 5pm

Mon, May 08
10am – 6pm


Doyle New York
175 East 87th Street
New York,  NY  10128

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  • 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.

Margaret Kilgallen  

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).

Tom Wesselmann 

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).

Robert Wilson

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).                                                                  

Michael Heizer

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.

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  • Estate of Dr. Paul Hershenson
  • Estate of Mary Kettaneh
  • Estate of Mildred and Jack Feinblatt
  • Estate of Myrtle Barnes Jones
  • Estate of Ronnie Cutrone
  • Property from a Pennsylvania Collection
  • Property from the Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York
  • Property of a Connecticut Collector
  • Property of a New Jersey Estate
  • Property of a New York Collector
  • Property of a Private Beverly Hills Collector
  • The Collection of Willa Kim and William Pène du Bois
  • The Jessye Norman 'White Gates' Collection

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