Upcoming Auction

Post-War & Contemporary Art

Tue, May 12, 2020 at 2pm EDT |
New York
2020-05-12 14:00:00 2020-05-12 22:00:00 America/New_York Post-War and Contemporary Art Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted. 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 [email protected]
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Doyle New York
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New York,  NY  10128

  • Auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 2pm
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Appraisal of Your Fine Art

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 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.

One of America’s most notable Abstract painters, Sam Gilliam (b. 1933) challenged not only the tenets of the DC Color School, of which he was a part, but also the space in which a painting could exist. Sierra, a 1972 work from his revolutionary beveled-edge canvas series, is an excellent example of Gilliam’s altering what had been just a two-dimensional surface, as well as manipulating the image itself through his unique methods of pouring acrylic medium and folding the canvas (est. $400,000-600,000).  

Raised in the Midwest, John Opper (1908-1994) moved to New York in 1934, where he studied under Hans Hofmann from 1935-1936. It was through Hofmann and his classmates that he was introduced to Modernism. In addition to his painting career, Opper was employed by the
Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the War designing for a private nautical architect, and later worked as an educator until his retirement in 1974 (est. $7,000-10,000).

Best known for his iconic portraits, Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017) also produced a number of mixed media works on paper, including Jerusalem Slim from 1979. Hendricks was at the forefront of addressing African American culture in fine art throughout his career, bringing much-needed attention to the underrepresented as a highly regarded artist, photographer and college professor (est. $8,000-12,000).

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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 call 212-427-4141, ext 249, or email [email protected]

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