In Onkel Rudi, artist Gerhard Richter uses a decades-old photograph to grapple with his uncle’s complicity in the war crimes of Nazi Germany. Rudi, who would soon die in combat, offers a smile for the camera in his SS uniform. Richter’s Onkel Rudi is among the 76 fine art pieces available in the Working from Home: Prints and Multiples event, presented by Christie’s.
Among the auction’s highlighted lots are works by noted Pop artists, including Roy Lichtenstein. An available screenprint titled I Love Liberty is one of 250 copies signed and dated by the artist. In the piece, Lichtenstein recreates the image of the Statue of Liberty as a comic book strip. It was produced in 1982 as part of a national television campaign honoring American history, the I Love Liberty Celebration.
Also available are several works by Andy Warhol, including a 1967 screen print of Marilyn Monroe. Warhol became interested in depicting Monroe shortly after her passing in 1962. He started with the Marilyn Diptych (1962) as a silkscreen painting before transitioning to screenprints. View each of the lots and register to bid in this event on the Christie’s website.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (76)
# of Lots:76
Price Range:$2,000 - $200,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Andy Warhol(1928-1987) $ (9)|| Estimate: |
|Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn): one print|| Estimate: |
|Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) I Love Liberty|| Estimate: |
|Gerhard Richter (B. 1932) Onkel Rudi (Uncle Rudi)|| Estimate: |
|George Condo (B. 1957) Droopy Dog Abstraction|| Estimate: |