Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 13.11.2019

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Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Muhammad Ali signed and dated 'Andy Warhol 1977' (on the overlap); signed by Muhammad Ali (on the reverse) acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas 40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 cm.) Painted in 1977. Provenance Acquired directly from the artist by the late owner

Lot #: 5

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

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Ed Ruscha (b. 1937)

Ed Ruscha (b. 1937) Hurting the Word Radio #2 signed, titled and dated '"Hurting the Word Radio" #2 1964 Edward J. Ruscha’ (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 59 x 55 ¼ in. (150 x 140.3 cm.) Painted in 1964. Provenance Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, early 1970s

Lot #: 6

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

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Alex Katz (b. 1927)

Alex Katz (b. 1927) Alex, Ada and Vincent signed 'Alex Katz' (on the stretcher) oil on linen 84 x 74 in. (213.4 x 188 cm.) Painted in 1961. Provenance Pace Gallery, New York, acquired directly from the artist Acquired from the above by the present owner

Lot #: 8

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

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Robert Ryman (1930-2019)

Robert Ryman (1930-2019) Times signed, titled and dated 'RYMAN 00 "TIMES"' (on the overlap) oil on canvas 39 x 39 in. (99 x 99 cm.) Painted in 2000. Provenance Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2001

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$3,000,000 - US$5,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) Kleine Treppe am Meer [Small Staircase at the Seaside] signed, inscribed and dated '237/2 Richter 69' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 31 ½ x 39 3/8 in. (80 x 100 cm.) Painted in 1969. Provenance Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne Galerie Klaus Lüpke, Frankfurt/Main Private

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$3,800,000 - US$5,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Big Electric Chair stamped twice by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Estate of Andy Warhol and numbered 'PA57.011' (on the overlap) acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen 54 x 74 in. (137.5 x 187.3 cm.) Painted in 1967-1968. Provenance Estate of the Artist

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$18,000,000 - US$25,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)

Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) Ocean Park #108 signed with the artist's initials and dated 'RD 78' (lower right); signed again, titled and dated again 'R. DIEBENKORN O.P. #108 – 1978' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 78 x 62 in. (198.1 x 157.5 cm.) Painted in 1978. Provenance M. Knoedler and Co., New

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$7,000,000 - US$9,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015)

Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) Red Curve VII signed, inscribed and dated '#646 KELLY 1982' (on the overlap); inscribed again '#646' (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 111 x 83 ¼ in. (281.9 x 211.4 cm.) Painted in 1982. Provenance Blum Helman Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner

Lot #: 11

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

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Steven Parrino (1958-2005)

Steven Parrino (1958-2005) Sinsational Sinthia signed, titled and dated 'ST. Parrino 1991 "SINSATIONAL SINTHIA"' (on the stretcher) enamel on canvas 84 x 60 in. (213.3 x 152.4 cm.) Executed in 1991. Provenance Private collection, acquired directly from the artist Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 15

Lot #: 33

Estimate: US$800,000 - US$1,200,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Rashid Johnson (b. 1977)

Rashid Johnson (b. 1977) Untitled Anxious Audience black soap and wax on ceramic tiles 73 x 94 ¼ in. (185.4 x 239.4 cm.) Executed in 2018. Provenance Hauser & Wirth, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner

Lot #: 1

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

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Dana Schutz (b. 1976)

Dana Schutz (b. 1976) Shooting on the Air signed and dated 'Dana Schutz 2016' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 96 x 90 in. (243.8 x 228.6 cm.) Painted in 2016. Provenance Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin Acquired from the above by the present owner

Lot #: 2

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

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Adrian Ghenie (b. 1977)

Adrian Ghenie (b. 1977) The Lidless Eye signed and dated 'Ghenie 2017' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 15 ¾ x 13 ¾ in. (40 x 35 cm.) Painted in 2017. Provenance Pace Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$400,000 - US$600,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Mark Bradford (b. 1961)

Mark Bradford (b. 1961) Promise Land signed with the artist's initial, titled and dated 'Promise Land 2012 M' (on the reverse) mixed media collage on canvas 102 ½ x 144 ½ in. (260.3 x 367 cm.) Executed in 2012. Provenance Sikemma Jenkins & Co., New York Acquired from the above by the present owner

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$6,500,000 - US$8,500,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Mark Tansey (b. 1949)

Mark Tansey (b. 1949) Myth of Depth II signed, titled and dated '"MYTH OF DEPTH II" Tansey 1987' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 40 x 84 in. (101.6 x 213.3 cm.) Painted in 1987. Provenance Curt Marcus Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1987

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$3,000,000 - US$5,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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David Hockney (b. 1937)

David Hockney (b. 1937) Sur la Terrasse acrylic on canvas 108 x 84 in. (274.5 x 213.5 cm.) Painted in 1971. Provenance André Emmerich Gallery, New York Lewis M. Kaplan, London, circa 1973 Private collection, Lugano, circa 1975 Private collection, Europe, circa 1976 By descent from the above to the

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$25,000,000 - US$45,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) Vogelfluglinie signed, inscribed and dated '146-4 Richter 1967' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 70 ¼ x 70 ¼ in. (178.5 x 178.5 cm.) Painted in 1967. Provenance Collection Hans Reichelt, Cologne, acquired directly from the artist Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London / Galerie

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$18,000,000 - US$25,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Vija Celmins (b. 1938)

Vija Celmins (b. 1938) Untitled (Night Sky #7) signed and inscribed '#7 V. Celmins' (lower edge) charcoal on paper 22 x 30 in. (55.8 x 76.2 cm.) Executed in 1995. Provenance McKee Gallery, New York Private collection, London, circa 1997 Acquired from the above by the present owner

Lot #: 13

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

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Albert Oehlen (b. 1954)

Albert Oehlen (b. 1954) Untitled signed and dated ‘A. Oehlen 89’ (lower right); signed again, titled and dated again ‘A. OEHLEN “O. T” 1989' (on the stretcher) oil on canvas 98 ½ x 78 ¾ in. (250 x 200 cm.) Painted in 1989. Provenance Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin Private collection, London Anon. sale

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$3,500,000 - US$5,500,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Yves Klein (1928-1962)

Yves Klein (1928-1962) Barbara (ANT 113) signed, inscribed and dated 'Yves Klein le monochrome, 1960' (on the reverse) dry pigment and synthetic resin on paper laid down on canvas 78 ¾ x 57 in. (200 x 145 cm.) Executed in 1960. Provenance Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Lot #: 15

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

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Francis Bacon (1909-1992)

Francis Bacon (1909-1992) Study for Self-Portrait signed, titled and dated 'Study for Self Portrait 1979 Francis Bacon' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 14 x 12 in. (35.3 x 31 cm.) Painted in 1979. Provenance Marlborough International Fine Art, Vaduz, acquired from the artist, 1980 Marlborough Fine

Lot #: 17

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

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Brice Marden (b. 1938)

Brice Marden (b. 1938) Untitled (Grey) signed, titled and dated 'UNTITLED (GREY) B. Marden 1986/87' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 50 x 36 in. (127 x 91.4 cm.) Painted in 1986-1987. Provenance Mary Boone Gallery, New York Private collection, United States, 1987 Private collection, United States

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$3,500,000 - US$5,500,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Cy Twombly (1928-2011)

Cy Twombly (1928-2011) Untitled acrylic on canvas 84 ¾ x 65 5/8 in. (215.2 x 166.3 cm.) Painted in 2006. Provenance Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich Private collection, 2012 Anon. sale; Sotheby's, New York, 14 May 2014, lot 41 Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Lot #: 19

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

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Sigmar Polke (1941-2010)

Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) Gegen die zwei Supermächte—für eine Rote Schweiz [Against the Two Superpowers—For a Red Switzerland] signed and dated 'S Polke 76' (lower right) spray paint on newspaper mounted on canvas 100 3/8 x 124 5/8 in. (255 x 316.5 cm.) Executed in 1976. Provenance Dietmar Werle

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$3,000,000 - US$5,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Nicolas De Staël (1914-1955)

Nicolas De Staël (1914-1955) La Ciotat signed 'Stael' (lower right) oil on canvas 35 ¼ x 51 1/8 in. (89.5 x 130 cm.) Painted in 1952. Provenance Theodore Schempp / M. Knoedler & Co., New York David M. Solinger, New York, 1953 Albert Loeb Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$4,500,000 - US$6,500,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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HANS HOFMANN (1880–1966)

HANS HOFMANN (1880–1966) Eine kleine Nachtmusik [A Nightly Love Song] signed, titled, inscribed and dated 'Cat # 1536 Kleine Nachtmusik (A Nightly Lovesong) 1964 hans hofmann' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm.) Painted in 1964. Provenance Kootz Gallery, New York, 1966 Carol

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$3,500,000 - US$4,500,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010)

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) Labyrinthine Tower Siena marble 36 x 24 x 18 in. (91.4 x 61 x 45.7 cm.) Conceived in 1962 and executed in 1982. This work is one of three unique marble variants. Provenance Hauser & Wirth, Zurich Acquired from the above by the present owner

Lot #: 24

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

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Joan Mitchell (1925-1992)

Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) Plowed Field signed 'joan mitchell' (lower right of the right panel) triptych—oil on canvas overall: 112 x 213 in. (284.5 x 541 cm.) Painted in 1971. Provenance Martha Jackson Gallery, New York Galerie Jean Fournier, New York Sarah Blaffer Campbell Foundation, Houston

Lot #: 25

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

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Alma Thomas (1891-1978)

Alma Thomas (1891-1978) A Fantastic Sunset signed, titled and dated '"a Fantastic Sunset" Alma W. Thomas 70' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm.) Painted in 1970. Provenance Private collection, Philadelphia Acquired from the above by the present owner

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$2,200,000 - US$2,800,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Barnett Newman (1905-1970)

Barnett Newman (1905-1970) Untitled 4, 1950 oil on canvas 74 x 6 in. (188 x 15.2 cm.) Painted in 1950. Provenance Estate of the artist Collection Annalee Newman, New York Acquired from the above by the late owners, 1976

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$7,000,000 - US$9,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019

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Franz Kline (1910-1962)

Franz Kline (1910-1962) Untitled signed and dated 'FRANZ KLINE 1955' (on the reverse) oil on canvas mounted on Masonite 42 x 33 in. (106.6 x 83.8 cm.) Painted in 1955. Provenance Dr. Jack Greenbaum, New York Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, 1958 Acquired from the above by the late owners, circa

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$3,000,000 - US$5,000,000

Date: 13 Nov 2019