Post-War & Contemporary Art
Auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 2pm
Featuring The Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heiskell Collection
Highlights Include Works by Augustin Cardenas, Helen Frankenthaler, Richard Hambleton, Robert Longo, Rodolfo Morales, Arnoldo Pomodoro, Ad Reinhardt, Bernar Venet and Herbert Zangs
NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 2pm will present important paintings and sculpture by some of the 20th and 21st centuries' most prominent artists. Encompassing works by American, European, Latin American and Asian artists, the sale will span artistic movements from Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimalism, moving through Fluxus and Mail Art to Street Art and works by emerging artists.
Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967) was always an abstract painter. Though he moved freely from biomorphic to geometric forms, his dedication to a purely aesthetic art making process never ceased. In the late 1940s Reinhardt shifted from a hard-edged style toward an expressionist brush stroke, aligning him with Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and the Action Painters. Number Twelve, a gouache on paper created in 1949, is a strong example of this period (est. $70,000-90,000).
Manipulating digital technology to create powerful abstract paintings, Wade Guyton (b. 1972) challenges the viewer’s concepts of mechanical reproduction and re-appropriation. From the Estate of Contemporary art dealer Frederieke Sanders Taylor is the 2009 work, Untitled Printer Drawing (Gabo, p 31), which displays Guyton’s unique ability to craft a bold image using new mediums and innovative methods (est. $7,000-10,000).
The Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heiskell Collection
Doyle is honored to present The Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heiskell Collection as a highlight of the Fall season. A civic leader and philanthropist, Marian championed outdoor community spaces across New York and led a nonprofit organization responsible for restoring the 42nd Street theatres. She was instrumental in the 1972 campaign to create the Gateway National Recreation Area, a 26,000-acre park with scattered beaches and wildlife refuges around the entrance to the New York-New Jersey harbor. For 34 years, she worked as a Director of The New York Times, where her grandfather, father, husband, brother, nephew and grand-nephew served as successive publishers. Her work at the newspaper focused on educational projects. In 1965, Marian married Andrew Heiskell, the Chairman of Time Inc., whose philanthropies included the New York Public Library.
Highlights from the couple’s remarkable art collection include a group of works by Helen Frankenthaler and Carl Frederick Frieseke, as well as examples by Pierre Eugène Montézin, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Auguste Rodin and Georges Braque, and elegant furniture, silver and decorative arts. Read More
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