Swann’s May 16, 2013 auction of Contemporary Art offered an exciting selection of unique works and auction debuts. The top sale, Untitled (Horse) by the modernist Indian painter Maqbool Fida Husain, brought $144,000. The oil painting, appearing for the first time at auction, is hallmark example of Husain’s celebrated horse paintings.
Making its first auction appearance, a preliminary drawing/collage for Christo’s famed wrapping of the Berlin Reichstag was a true delight! The diptych displays the process and vision of Christo’s monumental installation, and it sold for $66,000.