Post-War and Contemporary Art Morning Session

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 16.05.2019

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Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)

Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) Open White and Black signed and dated 'Motherwell 69' (upper right) acrylic and charcoal on canvas 88 1/8 x 121 ½ in. (223.8 x 308.6 cm.) Painted in 1969. Provenance Dedalus Foundation, New York, 1991 Knoedler & Company, New York Acquired from the above by the present

Lot #: 634

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Ed Ruscha (b. 1937)

Ed Ruscha (b. 1937) Hell Heaven signed and dated 'Ed Ruscha 1988' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 23 ½ x 36 in. (59.7 x 91.4 cm.) Painted in 1988. Provenance Joseph Mannis, Los Angeles Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles Mark Andrus, San Juan Capistrano, California

Lot #: 636

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Mark Tansey (b. 1949)

Mark Tansey (b. 1949) Repairing the Wheel signed, titled and dated 'Tansey '96 "Repairing the Wheel"' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 86 x 64 in. (213.4 x 162.6 cm.) Painted in 1996. Provenance Curt Marcus Gallery, New York Private collection, Japan Private collection, United States Gagosian Gallery

Lot #: 637

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) signed and stamp-numbered 'Andy Warhol 166/250' (on the reverse of each sheet) screenprint in colors on paper, in ten parts each: 36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm.) Executed in 1967. This work is number 166 from an edition of 250. Provenance Private

Lot #: 653

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920)

Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920) Lunch Table signed, titled and dated 'Lunch Table Thiebaud 1964' (lower edge) watercolor and graphite on paper image: 8 3/8 x 12 7/8 in. (21.3 x 32.7 cm.) sheet: 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm.) Painted in 1964. Provenance Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Lot #: 642

Estimate: US$500,000 - US$700,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) Abstraktes Bild signed, numbered and dated '481-3 Richter 1981' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 25 5/8 x 31 ½ in. (65 x 80 cm.) Painted in 1981. Provenance Galerie Konrad Fischer, Zürich Private collection, Switzerland Private collection, New York Edward Tyler Nahem Fine

Lot #: 665

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Robert Indiana (1928-2018)

Robert Indiana (1928-2018) Seven stamped with the artist's signature, number and date '© 1980-2003 R INDIANA 3/6' (lower side edge) Cor-ten steel 72 x 72 x 36 in. (182.9 x 182.9 x 91.4 cm.) Conceived in 1980 and executed in 2003. This work is number three from an edition of six plus two artist's

Lot #: 660

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Romare Bearden (1911-1988)

Romare Bearden (1911-1988) Memories signed 'Romare Bearden' (lower right) acrylic, graphite and printed paper collage on board 14 x 19 ¾ in. (35.6 x 50.2 cm.) Executed in 1970. Provenance Shorewood Publishers, New York Sheldon Ross Gallery, Birmingham, 1978 Acquired from the above by the present

Lot #: 683

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Untitled (Medici Prince) signed 'Joseph Cornell' (on a paper label affixed to the reverse) wood box construction—wood, paint, glass and printed paper collage 17 ¼ x 10 7/8 x 4 3/8 in. (43.8 x 27.6 x 11.1 cm.) Executed circa 1952. Provenance The Joseph and Robert Cornell

Lot #: 702

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Franz Kline (1910-1962)

Franz Kline (1910-1962) Untitled oil on paper laid down on canvas 22 5/8 x 29 3/8 in. (57.5 x 74.6 cm.) Painted circa 1955. Provenance Robert Elkon Gallery, New York Stephen Mazoh Gallery, New York Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York Albert A. Robin, Chicago Gift from the above to the Museum of

Lot #: 716

Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Flowers signed and dated 'Andy Warhol 64' (on the overlap) acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas 5 x 5 in. (12.7 x 12.7 cm.) Painted in 1964. Provenance Ileana Sonnabend, Paris Frederick W. Hughes, New York Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zürich Acquired from the above by the present

Lot #: 741

Estimate: US$150,000 - US$200,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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Kenneth Noland (1924-2010)

Kenneth Noland (1924-2010) Cool Light-Oct. 6, 1965 signed, titled and dated '6 OCT 1965 "COOL LIGHT" Kenneth Noland' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 45 ¼ x 45 ½ in. (114.9 x 115.6 cm.) Painted in 1965. Provenance Leo Castelli Gallery, New York Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York Acquired from the

Lot #: 613

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929)

Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) Infinity-Nets (BCO) signed, titled and dated 'BCO INFINITY-NETS 2013 YAYOI KUSAMA' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 51 ¼ x 76 ½ in. (130.2 x 194.3 cm.) Painted in 2013. Provenance Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo Victoria Miro Gallery, London Private collection, London Anon. sale

Lot #: 663

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)

Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) Spanish Painting with the Face of a Dog incised with the artist's signature and dated 'Robert Motherwell 58' (upper right); signed again, inscribed, titled and dated again 'Robert Motherwell Spain, 1958 "SPANISH PAINTING, WITH THE FACE OF A DOG."' (on the stretcher) oil

Lot #: 622

Estimate: US$500,000 - US$700,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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Joan Mitchell (1925-1992)

Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) Landscape for a Friend quadriptych—oil on canvas overall: 24 x 70 in. (61 x 177.8 cm.) Painted in 1977. Provenance Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York IBM International Foundation, Armonk, New York Their sale; Sotheby's, New York, 16 November 1995, lot 309 Acquired at the above

Lot #: 606

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Carmen Herrera (b. 1915)

Carmen Herrera (b. 1915) Cadmium Red & Cobalt Blue signed, titled and dated 'CADMIUM RED & COBALT BLUE / Carmen Herrera / 1988' (on the overlap) acrylic on canvas 42 x 42 in. (106.7 x 106.7 cm.) Painted in 1988. Provenance Private collection, Miami, acquired directly from the artist Acquired from

Lot #: 607

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Frank Stella (b. 1936)

Frank Stella (b. 1936) Untitled (Study for Getty's Tomb) enamel on canvas mounted on Masonite 11 ¾ x 11 ¾ in. (29.8 x 29.8 cm.) Painted circa 1959. Provenance Robert Rehder, Oxford, acquired directly from the artist, circa 1960 By descent from the above to the present owner

Lot #: 609

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Joan Mitchell (1925-1992)

Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) Untitled signed 'Joan Mitchell' (upper left of right element); signed again 'Mitchell' (lower center of right element) diptych—oil on canvas overall: 18 1/8 x 26 ¼ in. (46 x 66.7 cm.) Painted in 1978. Provenance Galerie Won, Seoul Acquired from the above by the present

Lot #: 601

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Louise Nevelson (1899-1988)

Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) Night Music B incised with the artist's signature and date 'NEVELSON 1961' (on the underside) wood and nails painted gold, in fourteen parts overall: 87 ½ x 50 ½ x 9 5/8 in. (222.2 x 128.3 x 24.4 cm.) Executed in 1961. Provenance Hanover Gallery, London Private

Lot #: 602

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Mary Bauermeister (b. 1934)

Mary Bauermeister (b. 1934) Alutable stainless steel construction—ink, acrylic, stones, glass lens, wood and Plexiglas 27 ½ x 27 ½ x 7 1/8 in. (69.9 x 69.9 x 18.1 cm.) Executed in 1972. Provenance Private collection Anon. sale; Bonhams, Los Angeles, 1 May 2005, lot 130 Acquired at the above sale by

Lot #: 603

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929)

Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) Pumpkin TWAA signed, titled in English and Japanese and dated 'Yayoi Kusama 2003 PUMPKIN TWAA' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 6 ¼ x 9 in. (15.8 x 22.9 cm.) Painted in 2003. Provenance Gallery Sekiryu, Matsumoto, Japan Tamada Projects, Tokyo Private collection, Copenhagen

Lot #: 604

Estimate: US$150,000 - US$200,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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Joan Mitchell (1925-1992)

Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) Untitled pastel on paper 30 x 23 ¼ in. (76.2 x 59 cm.) Executed in 1991. Provenance Estate of the artist The Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York Cheim & Read, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2012

Lot #: 605

Estimate: US$150,000 - US$200,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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Agnes Martin (1912-2004)

Agnes Martin (1912-2004) Untitled (White Flower) titled 'White Flower' (lower right) red ink on paper image: 8 ½ x 8 ½ in. (21.6 x 21.6 cm.) sheet: 11 ¾ x 9 3/8 in. (29.8 x 23.8 cm.) Executed in 1961. Provenance Robert Elkon Gallery, New York Marianne Kern, Munich Edward Tyler Nahem, New York

Lot #: 608

Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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Frank Stella (b. 1936)

Frank Stella (b. 1936) Untitled oil on canvas 9 x 9 in. (23 x 23 cm.) Painted circa 1960. Provenance Robert Rehder, Oxford, acquired directly from the artist, circa 1960 By descent from the above to the present owner

Lot #: 610

Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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Frank Stella (b. 1936)

Frank Stella (b. 1936) Princeton II oil on canvas 30 3/8 x 28 1/8 in. (77.1 x 71.4 cm.) Painted in 1956. Provenance Robert Rehder, Oxford, acquired directly from the artist, circa 1960 By descent from the above to the present owner

Lot #: 611

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)

Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) August Sea No. 4 signed with the artist's initials and dated 'RM 72' (upper right); signed, titled and dated again '"The August Sea #4" R. Motherwell 1972' (on the reverse) acrylic and charcoal on canvas 71 ¾ x 36 in. (182.2 x 91.4 cm.) Painted in 1972. Provenance

Lot #: 612

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Kenneth Noland (1924-2010)

Kenneth Noland (1924-2010) Agate signed, titled and dated 'AGATE 1964 Kenneth Noland' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 64 x 64 in. (162.6 x 162.6 cm.) Painted in 1964. Provenance Lawrence Rubin Gallery, New York Private collection Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago Acquired from the above by the

Lot #: 614

Estimate: US$500,000 - US$700,000

Date: 16 May 2019

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Kenneth Noland (1924-2010)

Kenneth Noland (1924-2010) Cross Country signed, titled and dated 'CROSS COUNTRY Kenneth Noland 1966' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 16 ¾ x 16 ¾ in. (42.5 x 42.5 cm.) Painted in 1966. Provenance Private collection, 1979 Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles Acquired from the above by the present

Lot #: 615

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Kenneth Noland (1924-2010)

Kenneth Noland (1924-2010) 26 Letters of Lead signed, titled and dated 'Kenneth Noland 1972 "TWENTY SIX LETTERS OF LEAD"' (on the overlap) acrylic on canvas 54 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. (139.4 x 23.8 cm.) Painted in 1972. Provenance Waddington and Tooth Galleries, London Acquired from the above by the present

Lot #: 616

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

Date: 16 May 2019

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Kenneth Noland (1924-2010)

Kenneth Noland (1924-2010) Countervail signed, titled and dated 'COUNTER-VAIL Kenneth Noland 1973' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 103 3/8 x 103 3/8 in. (262.6 x 262.6 cm.) Painted in 1973. Provenance André Emmerich Gallery, New York Samuel M. Kootz, New York His sale; Sotheby Parke Bernet, New

Lot #: 617

Estimate: US$150,000 - US$200,000

Date: 16 May 2019