20th Century Abstraction / Latin American Art

20th Century Abstraction / Latin American Art

Date: Oct 11, 2023 11:00 EST
Sale type: Live auction



Sat, Oct 7, Noon - 5pm
Sun, Oct 8, Noon - 5pm
Mon, Oct 9, Noon - 5pm


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


Hilary Bradley
212-427-4141, ext 242
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Angelo Madrigale
212-427-4141, ext 237

Cynthia Klein
212-427-4141, ext 246


Louis LeB. Webre
212-427-4141, ext 232

  • Auction of 20th Century Abstraction on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 11am
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Evaluation of Your Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture & Prints

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle will present an auction of 20th Century Abstraction on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 11am. The sale showcases abstract art spanning the 1940s through the end of the century and will include paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints. From the American Abstract Expressionists, as well as several prototypical artists that predated them, the auction documents the global evolution of abstraction within and beyond the fabled New York School; including Color Field artists, hard-edge abstraction, CoBrA Group and much more.

Jimmy Ernst
The son of Surrealist Max Ernst, Jimmy Ernst (1920-1984) was a member of the Irascibles, along with Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and many others. Ernst would further explore avant-garde art and music while working as the Director of Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of this Century Gallery. From 1965, Poet’s Sleep is a prime example of the influence Gothic architecture had on Ernst’s work; intricate lines intersect, floating above vibrant fields of red and blue (lot 19).

Syd Solomon
World War II veteran Syd Solomon (1917-2004) designed camouflage for the military, and ran reconnaissance flights, both of which influenced his abstract painting techniques. A boldly colored work on canvas from 1988-89, Coast Event evokes the environment of Solomon’s native Sarasota locale. Solomon was fascinated by the ecology of the nearby Gulf of Mexico, drawing inspiration from the famed white sands of his beach community (lot 68).

Sorel Etrog
One of Canada’s greatest sculptors, Sorel Etrog (1933-2014) was best known for his curvaceous abstract bronze forms. Represented here with two stylized bronzes, the supple design showcases Etrog’s undulating shapes with towering presence (lot 58).

Latin American Art

The October 11 auction will also offer Latin American Art. Read More 


This sale will be presented as a live auction event conducted by an auctioneer. Place your bids conveniently using the following convenient methods:

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We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation. Our Specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

For information, please contact
Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture: Angelo Madrigale, 212-427-4141, ext 237, Paintings@Doyle.com
Prints & Multiples: Cynthia Klein, 212-427-4141, ext 246, Prints@Doyle.com

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