Post-War & Contemporary Art Sale of Thiebaud, Lichtenstein, Koons Work to Benefit MSF Ukraine and Children’s FoundationMay 13, 2022 09:30 EDT
The Post-War and Contemporary themed sale at Christie’s will showcase works from some of the giants in these categories. The auction starts with an idealized dream of childhood joy in Three Ice Cream Cones by Wayne Thiebaud. It is a 1964 oil painting of the classic Neapolitan trifecta of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream cones. The play of color and shadows make everyday treats a treat for the eyes. The sale features work by leading 20th-century masters such as Roy Lichtenstein, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Alexander Calder, and Andy Warhol, alongside celebrated avant-garde artists of the 21st century ranging from Jeff Koons and Jack Whitten to Shara Hughes and Nicolas Party.
The sale has been divided into three sessions on the same day. The second session will highlight works from the collection of Thomas and Doris Ammann. Their newly established organization, which is dedicated to improving the lives of children worldwide, will benefit from this auction. This section will highlight post-war and contemporary artists like Brice Marden, Martin Kippenberger, and Mike Bidlo, as well as works of Pop Art and Neo-Expressionism from the 1980s. The third session will particularly feature The Half of the Painting #8 by Ilya Kabakov. He is a Russian-American artist born in 1933 in the Ukrainian SSR. As a part of Artists for Humanity, this lot was painted as a tribute to Ukraine and will benefit Doctors Without Borders. Find the listed items and more on Christie’s and register to place a bid.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (350)
# of Lots:350
Price Range:$3000 - $3,500,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|WAYNE THIEBAUD (1920 - 2021) Three Ice Cream Cones|| Estimate: |
|CLAES OLDENBURG (B. 1929) AND COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN (1942-2009) Knife Slicing Through Wall|| Estimate: |
|ERNIE BARNES (1938 - 2009) Storm Dance|| Estimate: |
|ROSALYN DREXLER (B. 1926) Zoo Bandit Killed|| Estimate: |
|ILYA KABAKOV (B. 1933) The Half of the Painting 8|| Estimate: |