Hock­ney, de Koon­ing high­light New York art auc­tion

Jamaica Gleaner - - ARTS&EDUCATION -

A large-scale land­scape by David Hock­ney ti­tled Woldgate Woods, 24, 25 and 26 Oc­to­ber, 2006 is dis­played at Sotheby’s in New York. NEW YORK (AP): ORKS BY Ger­hard Richter, Willem de Koon­ing, and David Hock­ney will high­light Sotheby’s con­tem­po­rary art auc­tion later this month.

The Novem­ber 17 auc­tion also will fea­ture paint­ings by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol.

Sotheby’s ex­pects a largescale land­scape by Hock­ney ti­tled Woldgate Woods, 24, 25 and 26 Oc­to­ber, 2006 to set a new auc­tion record for the Bri­tish artist. It be­lieves the paint­ing will bring be­tween $9 mil­lion and $12 mil­lion.

The cur­rent Hock­ney auc­tion record is $7.9 mil­lion, set in 2009.

The au­tum­nal scene is part of a se­ries of paint­ings in­spired by the coun­try­side of York­shire, Eng­land. The paint­ing, mea­sur­ing over 10-feet wide, is com­posed of six con­nected can­vases. Sotheby’s said Hock­ney de­vised the method be­cause of the nar­row stair­case of his stu­dio.

It was in­cluded in a Hock­ney ex­hi­bi­tion at the Royal Acad­emy in Lon­don in

W2012. Next Fe­bru­ary, the Tate Bri­tain plans a ret­ro­spec­tive of the artist’s works. Two works by Richter, the Ger­man ab­stract painter, are be­ing of­fered with a pre-sale es­ti­mate of be­tween $20 mil­lion and $30 mil­lion.

A B, St James a richly tex­tured paint­ing of red, orange, yel­low, green, and aqua­ma­rine blue, be­longs to a se­ries of Lon­don Paint­ings that Richter created after vis­it­ing the Eng­land cap­i­tal in 1987. It is one of five ex­e­cuted with a hor­i­zon­tal ori­en­ta­tion.

A B, Still is a brighter work dom­i­nated by a fiery red and cool blue with yel­low scat­tered across the can­vas.

A mon­u­men­tal six-panel frieze by Basquiat ti­tled Brother’s Sausage is es­ti­mated to sell for be­tween $15 mil­lion and $20 mil­lion. The young artist created it in 1983, touch­ing on themes of prej­u­dice, in­equal­ity, and greed.

Un­ti­tled, an ex­pres­sive oil paint­ing burst­ing with colour by de Koon­ing from 19761977 is es­ti­mated at $8 mil­lion to $12 mil­lion.


Vin­cent van Gogh’s ‘Still Life: Vase with Gla­di­oli’ is dis­played at Sotheby’s, in New York, Fri­day, Novem­ber 4, 2016. The 1886 work is is es­ti­mated at be­tween $5 mil­lion and $7 mil­lion.

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