Post-War & Contemporary Art
Auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2pm
Featuring a Selection of Latin American Art
- SALE NOTICE
- This sale will be presented as an auction event conducted by an auctioneer in a closed setting. Place your bids from the safety and comfort of your own home using the following convenient methods:
- Absentee Bids
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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle will hold an auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2pm. The sale will present important paintings and sculpture by some of the 20th and 21st centuries' most prominent artists. Encompassing examples by American, European, Latin American and Asian artists, the works span artistic movements from Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimalism, moving through Fluxus and Mail Art to Street Art.
Italian painter and sculptor Marino Marini embraced classic Etruscan and Roman art, contemporizing these ancient forms with deft chisel work and a unique approach to abstraction. From 1949, Danzatrice (Dancer) is from Marini’s renowned Dancer series, and is a prime example of his stylized forms, both monolithic and elegant (est. $150,000-250,000).
The first African American sculptor to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of Art, Melvin Edwards is a pioneering figure in the history of Post-War sculpture. A maquette is for Edwards’ Passage, a massive outdoor sculpture on site at CUNY/Kingsborough College in Brooklyn, which The New York Times called “one of the most successful” of Edwards’ sculptures (est. $20,000-40,000).
Working in Corten steel, French sculptor Bernar Venet’s arcs are a series of precise, elegant curves that showcase his graceful, sleek approach to Minimalist sculpture (est. $20,000-30,000).
A key figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement, Helen Frankenthaler created many of the most genre-defining works of the Postwar period. An untitled work on paper from 1963 shows Frankenthaler’s soak-stain technique of applying oil paint and achieving the sublime flatness of the Color Field movement which she helped create (est. $18,000-22,000).
Part of the Neo-Expressionist movement of the 1980s, Italian artist Francesco Clemente was a key figure in the New York art scene, along with Julian Schnabel, Sandro Chia and others. Two works on paper, Gayatri: Traditional Teachings and Gayatri (Horses) reflect Clemente’s deep passion for Indian art and culture (est. $15,000-20,000).
Latin American Art
A special section of the sale will present Latin American Art, featuring an important work from 1961 by Fernando Botero. Read More
Saturday, April 17 - Monday, April 19, Noon - 5pm
And by appointment on other days and evenings
Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street, New York, NY 10128
Safety protocols will be in place.
Please note that all purchases are subject to a Buyer's Premium
Payment can be made in the following ways:
· By credit card (an additional 3% fee will be charged)
· By wire transfer. For instructions, please email [email protected]
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