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Highlights from Sotheby's Mid-Season Contemporary Art Auction Go On View in New York
Willem De Kooning, Untitled, $100/150,000. Photo: Sotheby's.

NEW YORK.- On 9 March 2011 Sotheby’s mid-season Contemporary Art Auction will include carefully selected works by artists from the Post-War period through the present day. All of the works go on view this weekend at Sotheby’s York Avenue headquarters. Estimates range from $4,000 to $400,000, offering a wealth of superb works for both seasoned collectors and younger buyers of contemporary art. The sale covers a range of movements from Abstract Expressionism through Pop, Minimalism, Conceptualism and Contemporary Photography and also features work by some of today's most interesting younger artists.

The highlight of the sale is Andy Warhol's black and white Work Boots from 1985-86 (est. $400/600,000). A major Glenn Ligon work from 1994 White #12 appears at auction for the first time just as the mid career retrospective Glenn Ligon: AMERICA opens at the Whitney Museum in New York (est. $180/220,000). Jeff Koons also features in the sale, with an important work from the landmark exhibition Equilibrium - Rising Stars from 1985 (est.$40/60,000).

Among the younger and emerging artists in the sale highlights include Plush Bush 12 by Shahzia Sikander from 2003 (est. $15/20,000), I Am Not Afraid of Death, a 2006 watercolor by Friedrich Kunath (est. $10/15,000), Angelo Filomeno’s embroidery work Parasite (est. $10/15,000) and GIRLS by Sarah Morris (est. $25/35,000). Another highlight is an Untitled sculpture by Craig Kauffman from 1967-68 and has been in the same collection for the past 30 years (est. $40/60,000).

Highlights -

• Glenn Ligon, White #12, est. $180/220,000

• Willem De Kooning, Untitled, $100/150,000

• Sarah Morris, GIRLS, est. $25/35,000

• Robert H. Colescott, Tom And Eva: Thank You Staffordshire, est. $80/120,000

• Willem De Kooning, Untitled, $100/150,000

• Piero Dorazio, Come Mi Pare, est. $70/90,000

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