Current Auction

20th Century Abstraction

Wed, Oct 06, 2021 at 11am EDT |
New York
2021-10-06 11:00:00 2021-10-06 19:00:00 America/New_York 20th Century Abstraction Featuring Important Works by Adolph Gottlieb and Donald Judd. 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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Featuring Important Works by Adolph Gottlieb and Donald Judd

Exhibition Dates
Sat, Oct 02
12pm – 5pm

Sun, Oct 03
12pm – 5pm

Mon, Oct 04
12pm – 5pm


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

  • Auction of 20th Century Abstraction on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 11am
  • Featuring Important Works by Adolph Gottlieb and Donald Judd
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for Complimentary Auction Appraisals of Your Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

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

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NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle will hold an auction of 20th Century Abstraction on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 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, the Washington Color School, Minimalism and much more.

Highlighting the sale is A Heavy Matter by Adolph Gottlieb, a prime example of the pioneering Abstract Expressionist’s famed “Burst” series (est. $300,000-500,000). Also featured is a rare early untitled painting by Donald Judd, whose sculpture would come to define Minimalism. From 1955, it may be one of the earliest renderings of Judd’s sculptural box forms in existence (est. $200,000-400,000).

A Walkabout with the Specialist

Join us for an exhibition walkabout with Specialist Angelo Madrigale on Thursday, September 30 at 11:30am live streamed on Instagram @doylenewyork

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 3.5% fee will be charged)
· By wire transfer. For instructions, please email [email protected]

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We Invite You to Auction!

Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. 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 212-427-4141, ext 237 or [email protected]

Bidding Services

Alanna Sutherland
212-427-4141, ext 242
Fax: 212-427-7526
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Sales Specialists

Angelo Madrigale
212-427-4141, ext 237
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Media Contact

Louis LeB. Webre
SVP, Marketing & Media
212-427-4141, ext 232
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