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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n°159

Post-War and Contemporary Art

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 settembre 2014

cyNew York Evening sale and Day sale, 12-13 November 2014. Christie’s is honored to present eleven works from the Cy Twombly Foundation to be sold in the November 2014 Evening and Day sales of Post-War and Contemporary Art in New York. Acquired by Twombly in the 1960s, these works—all by artists represented by the legendary Leo Castelli Gallery—represents two generations of artists all who became established during the 1960s. Highlighting this group are three important drawings by Roy Lichtenstein – all quintessentially Pop – using imagery of everyday objects and advertising from the 1960s. Widely exhibited and documented, all three were most recently shown together at the Morgan Library in Roy Lichtenstein: The Black and White Drawings, 1961-1968 in 2010. The group includes Hot Dog, 1964 one of his largest works on paper, the bold 10₵, 1961 – 1962, and Like New, 1962. Also included is Andy Warhol’s Little Electric Chair, 1964 that Twombly traded directly with the artist, a cerulean blue in stark contrast with the dark silkscreen inks. Also of great importance are two rare early works by Bruce Nauman, including one of only three Light Trap photographs, William T. Wiley or Ray Johnson Trap, 1967 and the sly and conceptual resin sculpture, Device to Hold a Box at a Slight Angle, 1966. Both were included in artist’s first debut solo exhibition in New York at Leo Castelli Gallery, curated by David Whitney.
Laura Paulson, Chairman and International Director for Post-War and Contemporary Art, declared: This extraordinary group of works by Lichtenstein, Nauman, Warhol and Oldenburg represents one of the most creative and rich periods in Post-War American art which emerged in the 1960s. From the haunting and powerful Electric Chair to the beautiful black and white rendering of objects and signs modern life by Roy Lichtenstein, along with the rare conceptual photograph and early sculpture by Bruce Nauman, these works represent friendship and the personal vision of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.”

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