First Open Post-War and Contemporary Art

Christie's
19 September 2012, New York, Rockefeller Center

Date of the auction: 19.09.2012

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Roni Horn (b. 1955)

Roni Horn (b. 1955)
Key and Cue: No. 825 (An hour is a sea)
Roni Horn (b. 1955) Key and Cue: No. 825 (An hour is a sea) stamped '825' (on the underside) aluminum and plastic 35 1/8 x 2 x 2 in. (89.2 x 5 x 5 cm.) Executed in 1994-1996. This work is number one from an edition of three

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010)

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010)
Uncontrollable Torrent
Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) Uncontrollable Torrent signed with initials 'LB' (lower right) gouache, ink and graphite on paperboard 9 x 11 5/8 in. (22.8 x 29.5 cm.) Executed in 1997

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Ralph Goings (b. 1928)

Ralph Goings (b. 1928)
Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Shop
Ralph Goings (b. 1928) Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Shop signed and dated 'Ralph Goings 1974' (lower left margin) and signed again and dated again 'Goings 74' (lower right) watercolor and graphite on paper 9½ x 13¾ in. (24.1 x 34.9 cm.) Painted in 1974

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)
Irregular Grid
Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) Irregular Grid signed and dated 'S. LeWitt 01' (lower right) gouache on paper board 60¾ x 43¾ in. (154.3 x 111.1 cm.) Painted in 2001

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Richard Pettibone (b. 1938)

Richard Pettibone (b. 1938)
Untitled
Richard Pettibone (b. 1938) Untitled signed and dated 'R Pettibone 72' (on the stretcher) acrylic on canvas in artist's frame 2 x 2 in. (5 x 5 cm.) Painted in 1972

Lot #: 5

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

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)
Cube
Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) Cube signed and dated 'S. LeWitt 90' (lower right) and dedicated 'for Steve' (lower left) gouache and graphite on paper 12 x 10 1/8 in. (30.4 x 25.7 cm.) Painted in 1990

Lot #: 6

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

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Gabriel Orozco (b. 1962)

Gabriel Orozco (b. 1962)
Blackboard #5
Gabriel Orozco (b. 1962) Blackboard #5 numbered '#5' (on the reverse) silkscreen ink and chalk dust on chalkboard with chalk and felt eraser 62 7/8 x 48¼ x 2½ in. (172.4 x 122.5 x 6.3 cm.) Executed in 1997. This work is number one from an edition of two

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$35,000 - US$45,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Yoko Ono (b. 1933)

Yoko Ono (b. 1933)
Play it by Trust
Yoko Ono (b. 1933) Play it by Trust incised with artist's signature and number 'Yoko Ono 2/8' (edge of chessboard) and incised with title twice 'PLAY IT BY TRUST' (on opposite ends of chessboard) 33 elements--painted bronze 30 x 30 x 7½ in. (76.2 x 76.2 x 19 cm

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Yves Klein (1928-1962)

Yves Klein (1928-1962)
Table bleue
Yves Klein (1928-1962) Table bleue IKB pigment in glass, Plexiglas, chrome and wood table 14 7/8 x 49¼ x 39 3/8 in. (37.7 x 125 x 100 cm.) This work is part of an edition started in 1963 under the supervision of Rotraut Klein-Moquay after a model by Yves Klein and

Lot #: 9

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

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Mary Heilmann (b. 1940)

Mary Heilmann (b. 1940)
Doris
Mary Heilmann (b. 1940) Doris oil, graphite and gesso on paper 30 1/8 x 23 1/8 in. (76.5 x 58.7 cm.) Executed in 1995

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Richard Anuszkiewicz (b. 1930)

Richard Anuszkiewicz (b. 1930)
Temple of the Purple Red
Richard Anuszkiewicz (b. 1930) Temple of the Purple Red signed and dated 'RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ 1983' (on the reverse) acrylic on board 17 x 12 in. (43.1 x 30.4 cm.) Painted in 1983

Lot #: 13

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

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Alberto Burri (1915-1995)

Alberto Burri (1915-1995)
Cretto nero E
Alberto Burri (1915-1995) Cretto nero E signed 'BURRI' (lower right) and numbered '34/90' (lower left) etching and aquatint on paper 25½ x 37½ in. (64.7 x 95.2 cm.) Executed in 1971. This work is number thirty-four from an edition of ninety

Lot #: 14

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

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994)

Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994)
Tra la terra e il cielo
Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994) Tra la terra e il cielo signed and dated 'Alighiero e Boetti 1987' (on the overlap) embroidery on canvas on panel support 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm.) Executed in 1987

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994)

Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994)
Un filo di voce un filo di luce
Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994) Un filo di voce un filo di luce signed and dated 'Alighiero e Boetti 1987' (on the overlap) embroidery on canvas on panel support 8¾ x 9 in. (22.2 x 22.8 cm.) Executed in 1987

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994)

Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994)
Verba volant scripta manent
Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994) Verba volant scripta manent signed and dated 'Alighiero e Boetti 1987' (on the overlap) embroidery on canvas on panel support 8¾ x 8¾ in. (22.2 x 22.2 cm.) Executed in 1987

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Yves Klein (1928-1962)

Yves Klein (1928-1962)
La terre bleue
Yves Klein (1928-1962) La terre bleue stamped with the artist's star insignia (lower edge); numbered '175/300' (on a paper label affixed to the underside) dry blue pigment in synthetic resin on plaster 14 x 9 x 9 in. (35.5 x 22.8 x 22.8 cm.) Conceived in 1957

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$40,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)

Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)
La Justice
Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) La Justice signed and dated 'Niki de Saint Phalle 1979' (on the reverse) painted polyester resin 30 x 21 x 14 in. (76.2 x 53.3 x 35.5 cm.) Executed in 1979. This work is one of three uniquely painted versions

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$70,000 - US$100,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)

Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)
Embossed Nude with Still Life, #18
Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) Embossed Nude with Still Life, #18 signed, numbered and dated 'Wesselmann 1967-18' (lower right) liquitex and graphite on embossed paper 14 3/8 x 17 5/8 in. (36.5 x 44.7 cm.) Executed in 1967

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Philip Pearlstein (b. 1924)

Philip Pearlstein (b. 1924)
Female from Back with Knee Up
Philip Pearlstein (b. 1924) Female from Back with Knee Up signed and dated 'PEARLSTEIN 68' (lower center) oil on canvas 36 x 44 in. (91.4 x 111.7 cm.) Painted in 1968

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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ROBERT LONGO (B. 1953)

ROBERT LONGO (B. 1953)
Untitled
ROBERT LONGO (B. 1953) Untitled graphite, charcoal and colored chalk on paper 96 x 48 in. (243.8 x 121.9 cm.) Executed in 1985

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$40,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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NAN GOLDIN (B. 1953)

NAN GOLDIN (B. 1953)
Ivy with Marilyn, Boston, 1973
NAN GOLDIN (B. 1953) Ivy with Marilyn, Boston, 1973 signed, titled, numbered and dated 'Ivy with Marilyn, Boston, 1973 Nan Goldin 10/18' (on the reverse) gelatin silver print 20 x 15 7/8 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.) Executed in 1973. This work is number

Lot #: 26

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

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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THOMAS RUFF (B. 1958)

THOMAS RUFF (B. 1958)
Nudes nu 07
THOMAS RUFF (B. 1958) Nudes nu 07 signed, numbered and dated 'Thomas Ruff 2/5 2000' (on the reverse) color coupler print face-mounted on Plexiglas, wooden frame 57 1/8 x 44 in. (145 x 111.7 cm.) Executed in 2000. This work is number two from an edition of five plus

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$22,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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George Condo (b. 1957)

George Condo (b. 1957)
Untitled
George Condo (b. 1957) Untitled graphite and charcoal on paper 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm.) Drawn in 1989

Lot #: 29

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

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Mike Bidlo (b. 1953)

Mike Bidlo (b. 1953)
Not de Kooning
Mike Bidlo (b. 1953) Not de Kooning signed 'Bidlo' (lower right) acrylic and graphite on paper 41¼ x 29½ in. (104.7 x 74.9 cm.) Executed in 1984

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)

Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)
Violinist
Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) Violinist signed 'de Kooning' (lower left) charcoal on paper 12½ x 8 in. (31.7 x 20.3 cm.) Drawn circa 1970s

Lot #: 32

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

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Kiki Smith (b. 1954)

Kiki Smith (b. 1954)
Untitled
Kiki Smith (b. 1954) Untitled oil on panel 13 x 20 in. (33 x 50.8 cm.) Painted in 1981

Lot #: 34

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

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Hannah Wilke (1940-1993)

Hannah Wilke (1940-1993)
Kobenhaven
Hannah Wilke (1940-1993) Kobenhaven signed and dated 'Wilke 1977' (lower right) kneaded erasers on postcard on painted panel in Plexiglas case 15 7/8 x 17 7/8 x 2 5/8 in. (40.3 x 45.4 x 6.6 cm.) Executed in 1977

Lot #: 35

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Lynda Benglis (b. 1941)

Lynda Benglis (b. 1941)
Knossos
Lynda Benglis (b. 1941) Knossos signed, titled and dated 'LYNDA BENGLIS "KNOSSOS" 1978' (on the reverse) painted plaster with metal wire support 60¾ x 20½ x 8 in. (154.3 x 52 x 20.3 cm.) Executed in 1978

Lot #: 36

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011)

Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011)
White Makes Four
Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) White Makes Four signed 'frankenthaler' (lower left); signed again and titled 'frankenthaler "White Makes Four"' (on the stretcher) and signed again, dedicated and dated 'frankenthaler 1966 for Harry with love Helen

Lot #: 37

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

Date: 19 Sep 2012

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Janet Fish (b. 1933)

Janet Fish (b. 1933)
Red Vase and Yellow Tulips
Janet Fish (b. 1933) Red Vase and Yellow Tulips signed and dated 'JANET FISH 1980' (lower right) oil and graphite on canvas 42 x 86½ in. (106.6 x 219.7 cm.) Painted in 1980

Lot #: 38

Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000

Date: 19 Sep 2012