Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Sotheby's
New York

Date of the auction: 16.05.2019

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ROBERT COLESCOTT GARDEN SPOT

signed and dated 89; signed, titled, and dated Oct. 1989 on the stretcher acrylic on canvas with mixed media collage 87 1/2 by 75 1/2 in. 222.3 by 191.8 cm

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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WAYNE THIEBAUD FOUR PINBALL MACHINES (STUDY)

signed and dated 1962; signed on the stretcher oil on canvas 11 1/8 by 12 1/8 in. 28.3 by 30.8 cm

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$2,000,000 - US$3,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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JULIE MEHRETU ARCADE

ink and acrylic on canvas 84 1/4 by 120 1/4 in. 214 by 305.4 cm. Executed in 2005

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$2,500,000 - US$3,500,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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CECILY BROWN CONFESSIONS OF A WINDOW CLEANER

signed and dated 2000-2001 on the reverse; signed and dated on the stretcher oil on canvas 75 by 90 in. 190.5 by 228.6 cm

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$3,000,000 - US$4,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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ALBERT OEHLEN FLUTE AND A BELL

signed, titled, and dated 99 on the reverse oil on canvas 110 1/2 by 78 3/4 in. 280.7 by 200 cm

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$1,500,000 - US$2,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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FRANK STELLA KINGSBURY RUN

signed, titled, and dated '63 on the overlap metallic paint on canvas 17 1/2 by 16 3/4 in. 44.5 by 42.5 cm

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$1,000,000 - US$1,500,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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ED RUSCHA I TRIED TO FORGET TO REMEMBER

signed and dated '86 on the reverse oil and acrylic on canvas 72 by 96 in. 182.9 by 243.8 cm

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$5,000,000 - US$7,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT UNTITLED (HEAD)

inscribed BASQ-0799 on the reverse ink and oilstick on paper 30 by 22 in. 76.2 by 55.9 cm

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$3,000,000 - US$4,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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FRANCIS BACON STUDY FOR A HEAD

inscribed with artist's symbol oil and sand on canvas 26 by 22 in. 66 by 56 cm. Executed in 1952

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$20,000,000 - US$30,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE NO WORDS OF GRATITUDE

signed, titled and dated 2012 on the reverse oil on canvas 78 3/4 by 51 1/4 in. 200 by 130.2 cm

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$250,000 - US$350,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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MARK ROTHKO UNTITLED

signed and dated 1960 on the reverse oil on canvas 69 by 50 1/8 in. 175.3 by 127.3 cm

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$35,000,000 - US$50,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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HELEN FRANKENTHALER NEWFOUNDLAND

signed and dated 1975 on the reverse acrylic on canvas 52 1/2 by 110 in. 133.4 by 279.4 cm

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$1,500,000 - US$2,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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ROBERT MOTHERWELL ELEGY STUDY NO. XIII

signed and dated Aug 76 acrylic on canvas mounted on board 24 by 48 in. 61 by 121.9 cm. Executed in 1976-79

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$1,500,000 - US$2,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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MARK ROTHKO UNTITLED (RED AND BURGUNDY OVER BLUE)

oil on paper mounted on panel 48 by 40 1/2 in. 121.9 by 102.9 cm. Executed in 1969

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$9,000,000 - US$12,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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MARK ROTHKO UNTITLED (RED ON RED)

oil on paper mounted on canvas 38 3/4 by 25 in. 98.4 by 63.5 cm. Executed in 1969

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$7,000,000 - US$10,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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KENNETH NOLAND BLUE

titled on the reverse oil on canvas 60 1/2 by 59 1/4 in. 153.7 by 150.5 cm. Executed in 1960

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$2,000,000 - US$3,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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AGNES MARTIN UNTITLED #12

signed and dated 1981 on the reverse; numbered 12 on the stretcher acrylic and colored pencil on canvas 72 by 72 in. 182.9 by 182.9 cm

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$4,000,000 - US$6,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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ADOLPH GOTTLIEB SWING

signed, titled, dated 1970, and numbered #7010 on the reverse oil on canvas 72 by 90 in. 182.9 by 228.6 cm

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$1,000,000 - US$1,500,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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ANDY WARHOL THE AMERICAN INDIAN (RUSSELL MEANS)

signed and dated 1976 on the overlap acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas 84 1/4 by 70 in. 214 by 177.8 cm

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$4,000,000 - US$6,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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CHRISTOPHER WOOL UNTITLED

signed, dated 1990, and numbered W11 on the reverse enamel on aluminum 108 by 72 in. 274.3 by 182.9 cm

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$12,000,000 - US$18,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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THOMAS SCHÜTTE GROẞER GEIST NR. 13

incised with the artist's name, foundry name, and dated 1998 on the heel of the right foot cast aluminum 98 3/4 by 62 1/4 by 35 in. 250.8 by 158.1 by 88.9 cm

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$4,000,000 - US$6,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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PHILIP GUSTON LEGS, RUG, FLOOR

signed, titled, dated 1976, and variously inscribed on the reverse oil on canvas 80 by 100 in. 203.2 by 254 cm

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$6,000,000 - US$8,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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PHILIP GUSTON RED SKY

signed; signed, titled, dated 1978, and variously inscribed on the reverse oil on canvas 82 by 105 1/2 in. 208.3 by 268 cm

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$6,000,000 - US$8,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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WILLEM DE KOONING UNTITLED X

oil on canvas 77 by 88 in. 195.6 by 232.5 cm. Executed in 1975

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$8,000,000 - US$12,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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FRANCIS BACON STUDY FOR PORTRAIT

signed, titled, and dated 1981 on the reverse oil and dry transfer lettering on canvas 78 by 58 1/4 in. 198.1 by 148 cm

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$12,000,000 - US$18,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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FRANK AUERBACH HEAD OF JULIA

oil on canvas 26 1/8 by 26 1/8 in. 66.4 by 66.4 cm. Executed in 1985

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$600,000 - US$800,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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PHILIP GUSTON OUTDOORS

signed; signed, titled, dated 1964, and variously inscribed on the reverse oil on canvas 72 by 79 in. 182.9 by 200.7 cm

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$1,000,000 - US$1,500,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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LEE KRASNER THE EYE IS THE FIRST CIRCLE

signed and dated '60 oil on canvas 92 3/4 by 191 7/8 in. 235.5 by 487.3 cm

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$10,000,000 - US$15,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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YAYOI KUSAMA THE PACIFIC OCEAN

signed; signed, titled, and dated 1959 on the reverse oil and mixed media on canvas 18 1/4 by 14 in. 46.4 by 35.6 cm

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$2,000,000 - US$3,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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CHRISTOPHER WOOL UNTITLED

signed, dated 1993, and numbered P176 on the reverse enamel on aluminum 78 by 60 in. 198.1 by 152.4 cm

Lot #: 31

Estimate: US$5,000,000 - US$7,000,000

Date: 16 May 2019