Modern & Contemporary Art Preview | Heritage Auctions

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Monday, October 26
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Upper East Side - New York
Exhibit Preview & Tour

    Please join us for Heritage Auction's inaugural New York sale symbolically titled Part I: New York taking place at the Fletcher Sinclair Mansion (on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 79th Street).
    The opening reception will be held on October 28th from 6pm till 8pm.

    Highlights include:

    Ai Weiwei, Surveillance Camera, 2010

    Sculpted from a single slab of marble, a replica of surveillance cameras positioned outside his home,  Surveillance Camera, 2010, is a statement on the seemingly permanent surveillance state that has taken root in the bedrock of even the most democratic of governments, let alone the artist’s native Communist China. With a presale estimate of $400,000 – $600,000 USD, collectors of Weiwei’s works and the scarcity for his prized works could push the work above its presale estimates.

    Robert Motherwell, Untitled (Ochre with Black Line), 1972-73/1974

    An exemplary example from the celebrated Open series, the work comes from an important private collection which acquired the work the same year it was painted and has not been to market since.

    Mel Ramos, A Sinister Figure Lurks in the Shadows, 1962

    A Sinister Figure Lurks in the Shadows, 1962, a recently re-discovered work, by Mel Ramos, was acquired directly from the artist in the 1960s (est. $80,000-$120,000 USD). The consignor, Bill Steinfelt has held onto the painting ever since. Mr. Steinfelt wasn’t aware of the tremendous value of his trade until earlier this year.

    Other works by Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Tom Wesselman, among others; as well as a collection of five works from a Distinguished New York Collection featuring works by Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Graham, Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline and Bob Thompson will also be on view.


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