Contemporary Art: At Auction June 25, 2020

Highlights by Jackson Pollock, Louise Nevelson, Helen Frankenthaler, Josef Albers, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Edward Ruscha, Robert Indiana, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney & Richard Hambleton

Lot 218: Andy Warhol, Consommé (Beef), color screenprint, 1968. $20,000 to $30,000.

An array of Pop Art includes Roy Lichtenstein’s celebrated Reverie, 1965, one of the artist’s first pop prints, and works by Robert Indiana, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol.

Leading the auction is a stellar group of Abstract Expressionist art from the New York school by the likes of Louise Bourgeois, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson and Jackson Pollock. A selection of recent works from the past three decades includes prints by Sam Gilliam and Julie Mehretu, as well as a run of paintings and prints by Richard Hambleton. Known for painting hundreds of the figure silhouettes around New York in the 1980s, he later transformed this motif to canvas and works on paper, broadening his reach. Other works by postwar and contemporary icons include Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Alex Katz, and Jeff Koons.

Lot 232: Roy Lichtenstein, Reverie, color screenprint, 1965. $100,000 to $150,000.

Abstract Expressionism, Art Brut & Nouveau Réalisme

Lot 50: Helen Frankenthaler, Southern Exposure, color screenprint, 2005. $8,000 to $12,000.

The Second Generation of Abstract Expressionists, Rauschenberg & Johns

Lot 175: Al Held, F Series X, brush and ink, 1967. $7,000 to $10,000.

Minimalism & Op Art

Lot 184: Richard Anuszkiewicz, Masked Triad, oil on three-dimensional wood construction, 1993. $30,000 to $50,000.

Pop Art

Lot 217: Andy Warhol, Jackie II, color screenprint, 1966. $12,000 to $18,000.
Lot 263: Robert Indiana, The American Dream, portfolio with complete text and 30 color screenprints, 1997. $10,000 to $15,000.
Lot 264: Ed Ruscha, Sin, color screenprint, 1970. $7,000 to $10,000.

Figurative Expressionism, Modern Realism & Photo-Realism

Lot 296: Wayne Thiebaud, Clown, color soft-ground etching, 1979. $7,000 to $10,000.
Lot 277: Alex Katz, Bicycle Rider, color lithograph, 1982. $3,000 to $5,000.

British Contemporary

Lot 314: Barbara Hepworth, Clinic #3, pencil on card stock with white oil ground, 1947. $70,000 to $100,000.

German Contemporary

Lot 344: Joseph Beuys, New York Subway Poster (Creativity=Capital), color lithograph and screenprint, 1983. $5,000 to $8,000.

From the 1980s-Present

Lot 372: Mel Bochner, No: The Fucking Short Version, monoprint with engraving, embossing and oil paint on hand made paper, 2009. $10,000 to $15,000.
Lot 389: Richard Hambleton, Rodeo, acrylic on canvas, 2003. $50,000 to $80,000.
Lot 390: George Condo, Jazz Edges, acrylic on canvas, 1999. $30,000 to $50,000.

Previewing Online Only

This auction will be held live and conducted remotely by Swann auctioneers taking bids from multiple platforms. While there will not be bidding in the room, we will be accepting order bids, and interested buyers will be able to participate live online via the Swann Galleries App. The app is available in the App Store and on Google Play, and it can also be accessed on a desktop at Please note: limited phone bidding will be available for this auction. Phone bidding registrations will close the day before the sale at 4pm.

At this time, our exhibition and auction location at 104 East 25th Street is closed to the public. In lieu of a physical exhibition, you may request condition reports from our specialists. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Specialist for the Auction

Todd Weyman

Contemporary Art Director

(212) 254-4710 ext. 32

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