Post-War and Contemporary Art Morning Session

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 14.11.2019

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Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929)

Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) Beyond The Universe signed, titled in English and Japanese, and dated ‘BEYOND-THE UNIVERSE YAYOI-KUSAMA 2012’ (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 57 ¼ x 57 ¼ in. (145.5 x 145.5 cm.) Painted in 2012. Provenance Victoria Miro Gallery, London Acquired from the above by the present

Lot #: 666

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920)

Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920) Six Eclairs signed and dated '? Thiebaud 2004' (lower left) pastel, chalk and watercolor on paper 17 7/8 x 23 1/8 in. (45.4 x 58.7 cm.) Executed in 2004. Provenance Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, 2006

Lot #: 627

Estimate: US$700,000 - US$900,000

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)

Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) Avatar incised with the artist's signature and number 'Isamu Noguchi 2/8' (lower right) bronze 78 x 33 x 28 in. (198.1 x 83.8 x 71.1 cm.) Conceived in 1947 and cast in 1964. This work is number two from an edition of eight plus two artist's proofs. Provenance Galerie Claude

Lot #: 619

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Alexander Calder (1898-1976)

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Pyramidal Shapes signed and dated 'Calder 56' (lower right) oil on canvas 30 1/8 x 26 ¾ in. (76.5 x 67.9 cm.) Painted in 1956. Provenance Charles Burdick, Connecticut, acquired directly from the artist, 1957 Anon. sale; Sotheby’s, New York, 1 October 1985, lot 76 Private

Lot #: 620

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011)

Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) Closing the Gap signed 'Frankenthaler' (lower right) acrylic on canvas 105 x 81 in. (266.7 x 205.7 cm.) Painted in 1979. Provenance M Knoedler & Co. New York Private collection, Miami, 1980 M Knoedler & Co. New York Private collection, Palm Beach Private collection

Lot #: 667

Estimate: US$700,000 - US$1,000,000

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Alexander Calder (1898-1976)

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Untitled hanging mobile—sheet metal, wire and paint 31 ½ x 55 1/8 x 4 ½ in. (80 x 140 x 11.4 cm.) Executed circa 1947. Provenance Joan Prats, Barcelona, gift of the artist, circa 1947 Private collection, Barcelona, by descent from the above Anon. sale; Sotheby's, London

Lot #: 668

Estimate: US$1,800,000 - US$2,500,000

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993)

Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) Untitled gouache on paper 14 ¼ x 11 ¼ in. (36.2 x 28.6 cm.) Painted circa 1957-1963. Provenance Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York Art and Research Group, Las Vegas Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2006

Lot #: 704

Estimate: US$70,000 - US$90,000

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Sidney Janis [Fifteen Works] stamped variously with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. stamps and numbered respectively 'VF PO60.132, VF PO60.135, VF PO60.138, VF PO60.125, VF PO60.149, VF PO60.140, VF PO60.136, VF PO60.128, VF

Lot #: 707

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)

Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) St. Michel with Yellow Stripe incised with the artist's initials and date 'RM 82' (upper right) acrylic and printed paper collage on Masonite 72 x 36 in. (182.9 x 91.4 cm.) Executed in 1982. Provenance Galerie Knoedler, Zürich Acquired from the above by the present

Lot #: 725

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Milton Avery (1885-1965)

Milton Avery (1885-1965) Yellow Robe signed and dated 'Milton Avery 1960' (lower left) oil on canvas 59 ½ x 49 ¾ in. (151.1 x 126.4 cm.) Painted in 1960. Provenance The artist Donald Morris Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1989

Lot #: 683

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Standing Explosion (Blue) signed and dated 'rf Lichtenstein '65' (lower edge) porcelain enamel on steel 37 1/8 x 25 ¼ x 23 in. (94.3 x 64.1 x 58.4 cm.) Executed in 1965. This work is a color variant within an edition of six, with two from the edition following the same

Lot #: 642

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Knives stamped twice with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. stamps and numbered twice 'Andy Warhol VF PA95.052' (on the overlap) acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas 90 x 70 in. (228.6 x 177.8 cm.) Painted in 1981-1982

Lot #: 631

Estimate: US$1,600,000 - US$2,000,000

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) Blonde signed and dated 'rf Lichtenstein '86' (on the reverse) oil and Magna on canvas 60 ¼ x 32 in. (153 x 81.3 cm.) Executed in 1986. Provenance Estate of the artist Gagosian Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2011

Lot #: 630

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Flowers signed, stamped with the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, Inc. stamp, numbered and dated 'Andy Warhol 65 A111.011' (on the overlap) acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas 24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm.) Painted in 1965. Provenance Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York

Lot #: 629

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Mao signed, stamped with the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board Inc. stamp, numbered and dated 'A. Warhol 73 A103.066' (on the overlap) acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas 12 1/8 x 10 1/8 in. (30.8 x 25.7 cm.) Painted in 1973. Provenance Private collection, New York

Lot #: 626

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Josef Albers (1888-1976)

Josef Albers (1888-1976) Study for Homage to the Square: With Saffron incised with the artist's monogram and date 'A 62' (lower right); signed, titled and dated again 'Study for Homage to the Square: "With Safron [sic]" Albers' 1962' (on the reverse) oil on Masonite 24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm.) Painted

Lot #: 623

Estimate: US$450,000 - US$650,000

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929)

Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) Infinity-Nets [BRST] signed, titled and dated 'INFINITY-NETS BRST YAYOI KUSAMA 2016' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 57 ¼ x 44 in. (145.5 x 112 cm.) Painted in 2016. Provenance Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo Private collection, Asia Acquired from the above by the present owner

Lot #: 622

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Alexander Calder (1898-1976)

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Little Black incised with the artist's monogram and date 'CA 56' (on the largest element) hanging mobile—sheet metal, wire and paint 18 ¾ x 40 x 12 ¾ in. (47.6 x 101.6 x 32.4 cm.) Executed in 1956. Provenance The Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired directly from the

Lot #: 621

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Joan Mitchell (1925-1992)

Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) Terrain Vague signed 'J Mitchell' (lower right); signed again and titled 'Terrain vague J Mitchell' (on the stretcher); signed again 'J Mitchell' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 45 ½ x 34 ¾ in. (115.6 x 88.3 cm.) Painted in 1965. Provenance Martha Jackson Gallery, New York

Lot #: 614

Estimate: US$2,800,000 - US$3,500,000

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011)

Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) Gypsy signed and dated 'frankenthaler '73' (lower right) acrylic on canvas 81 x 87 in. (205.7 x 221 cm.) Painted in 1973. Provenance Galerie André Emmerich, Zürich Private collection, Zürich André Emmerich Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present

Lot #: 608

Estimate: US$700,000 - US$1,000,000

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Frank Stella (b. 1936)

Frank Stella (b. 1936) Gray Scramble IX (Single) titled 'Gray Scramble IX (single)' (on the stretcher) acrylic on canvas 69 1/8 x 69 1/8 in. (175.6 x 175.6 cm.) Painted in 1968-1969. Provenance Lawrence Rubin Gallery, New York Dayton's Gallery 12, Minneapolis John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

Lot #: 607

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Morris Louis (1912-1962)

Morris Louis (1912-1962) Number 1-60 Magna on canvas 80 ½ x 10 ½ in. (204.5 x 26.7 cm.) Painted in 1962. Provenance André Emmerich Gallery, New York Richard Himmel, Winnetka, Illinois, 1964 Anon. sale; Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 4 May 1973, lot 160 André Emmerich Gallery, New York Acquired from

Lot #: 606

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Kenneth Noland (1924-2010)

Kenneth Noland (1924-2010) Blue-Green Confluence signed, titled and dated '"Blue-Green" "Confluence" Kenneth Noland 1963' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 70 1/8 x 70 1/8 in. (178.1 x 178.1 cm.) Painted in 1963. Provenance André Emmerich Gallery, New York David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto Anon. sale

Lot #: 605

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Sam Gilliam (b. 1933)

Sam Gilliam (b. 1933) Pac signed, titled and dated 'PAC 1970 Sam Gilliam' (on the reverse); titled again and dated again 'PAC 1970' (on the overlap) acrylic on canvas 106 x 132 x 2 ½ in. (269.4 x 335.3 x 8.9 cm.) Executed in 1970. Provenance Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C. Acquired from the above

Lot #: 604

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)

Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) Two Women signed 'de Kooning' (lower center) pastel and wax crayon on paper 15 x 18 7/8 in. (38.1 x 47.9 cm.) Executed circa 1952. Provenance The artist Xavier Fourcade, Inc., New York Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1982

Lot #: 686

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929)

Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) Dots-Infinity signed, titled and dated 'DOTS-INFINITY Yayoi Kusama 2005' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 20 7/8 x 17 7/8 in. (53 x 45.4 cm.) Painted in 2005. Provenance Robert Miller Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2006

Lot #: 601

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Ruth Asawa (1926-2013)

Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) Untitled (S.387, Hanging Three Separate Layers of Three-Lobed Forms) hanging sculpture—copper, brass and enameled copper wire 33 x 13 ½ x 13 ½ in. (83.8 x 34.3 x 34.3 cm.) Executed circa 1955. Provenance Warren Outten and Mary Phelan Bowles, Novato, California, acquired

Lot #: 602

Estimate: US$700,000 - US$900,000

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011)

Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) (Bach’s) Sacred Theater signed and dated 'Frankenthaler '73' (lower right) acrylic on canvas 120 x 94 in. (304.8 x 238.8 cm.) Painted in 1973. Provenance David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto Ace Gallery, Vancouver Private collection, Beverly Hills Honor Fraser Gallery, Los

Lot #: 603

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Kenneth Noland (1924-2010)

Kenneth Noland (1924-2010) Equatorial signed, titled and dated '"EQUATORIAL" Kenneth Noland 1978' (on the reverse) acrylic on shaped canvas 81 ¼ x 64 ¼ in. (206.4 x 163.2 cm.) Painted in 1978. Provenance André Emmerich Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1979

Lot #: 609

Estimate: US$180,000 - US$250,000

Date: 14 Nov 2019

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Lynda Benglis (b. 1941)

Lynda Benglis (b. 1941) Wing Figure signed 'BENGLIS' (on the reverse) gold leaf, gesso, brass wire screen and plaster 14 x 5 ½ x 6 in. (35.6 x 14 x 15.2 cm.) Executed in 1979. Provenance Paula Cooper Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1979

Lot #: 610

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

Date: 14 Nov 2019