Post-War & Contemporary Art
Auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 2pm
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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.
A prime example of his 1970s works, Sam Gilliam’s (b. 1933) Sierra from 1972 is a shaped canvas, deeply stained and saturated with vivid, undulating colors. Arriving in DC in 1963, Gilliam was introduced into the Washington Color School by artist Thomas Downing, a movement from which he drew new inspiration and experimented with pure abstraction. Gilliam’s influences were culled not only from the Color Field artists, but also from German Expressionism, giving him the platform to expand upon ideas of chance and abstraction, including new techniques such as folding canvases, pouring colors, and ultimately moving beyond standard stretchers to create unsupported, draped canvases (est. $200,000-400,000).
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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