Sunday, April 24, 2011

German Art Collection w/ Gerhard Richter: Auction News: London Sotheby’s |

Sotheby’s to Auction Collection of Contemporary German Art -
Gerhard Richter's “1024 Farben” (1974) is among 59 German works to be auctioned.
"And so Sotheby’s will sell 59 works from his collection on June 29 and June 30 in London. Many of them have not been on the market for more than 30 years. Together they are expected to bring about $55 million.

Among the highlights is “Dschungel,” or “Jungle,” a 1967 painting by Polke that is a prime example of his use of pointillism. Depicting a sunset through leaves in a jungle, ... Also for sale are Mr. Baselitz’s “Spekulatius,” a 1965 canvas from his “Hero” series, and one of Richter’s seminal color chart paintings, this one from 1974.

Highlights of the sale will be on view at Sotheby’s in New York from May 6 through May 9."

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