Post-War & Contemporary Artworks Will Star in Bonhams’ Made in California AuctionSep 14, 2022 10:00 PDT
American painter, sculptor, and printmaker Ellsworth Kelly is best known for his color field and hard-edge paintings, which emphasize vibrant color and spatial unity. One of his pieces, titled Dark Red-Violet Panel, is up for sale in this Post-War & Contemporary Art X Made in California event, hosted by Bonhams. The 1982 work is a representation of Kelly’s work with monochromatic paintings. His style was influenced by Monet after Kelly encountered the artist’s late work in 1952. Although Kelly is often linked to the movement of Minimalism, it is believed that he preceded the trend by a decade.
Another highlight of the auction is a 1966 work by Wallace Berman. An American collage artist and experimental filmmaker, Berman was regarded as the father of the Californian assemblage movement. He was also closely associated with the Beat Generation of artists and writers. Titled Radio/Aether, the offered item is a series of collages created by a Verifax machine. Berman experimented with such technology and used photographs as raw material for creating his avant-garde art. Explore additional post-war and contemporary artworks and register to bid on Bonhams.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (148)
# of Lots:148
Price Range:$700 - $700,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Lynne Drexler (1928-1999) Grass Symphony, 1962|| Estimate: |
|Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) Dark Red-Violet Panel, 1982|| Estimate: |
|Wallace Berman (1926-1976) Radio/Aether, 1966|| Estimate: |
|François-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008) Mouton De Pierre, 1988|| Estimate: |
|Raimonds Staprans (B. 1926) Morning Mist, 1986|| Estimate: |