Modern and Contemporary art at Freeman's opens season with impressive works
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Modern and Contemporary art at Freeman's opens season with impressive works
Henry Moore’s evocative, energetic bronze Architectural Project (Lot 39) leads the sale.

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Henry Moore’s evocative, energetic bronze Architectural Project (Lot 39) leads Freeman’s May 11 Modern and Contemporary Art auction. Offered at an estimate of $200,000-300,000, the elegant work highlights the maturity and life force of the eminent British artist’s later work, an unmissable addition to serious contemporary art collections.

Building on notable 2021 sale successes, Modern and Contemporary Art presents buyers with opportunities to collect Moutons de Pierre, playful sheep sculptures by the French designer and artist François-Xavier Lalanne (Lots 30 and 31; $100,000-150,000 each). From Alexander Calder and David Hockney to Romare Bearden and Christo, Freeman’s May 11 auction offers a fine selection of some of the most important figures in twentieth- and twenty-first-century painting and sculpture.

A surreal landscape by Yves Tanguy—Composition Surréaliste (Lot 36; $80,000-120,000)—heads off the sale’s modern art selection, whereas later works like Andy Warhol’s explosive, energetic Vesuvius screenprint (Lot 52; $50,000-80,000) and Kikuo Saito’s Ika-Luga (Lot 58; $30,000-50,000) round out the twentieth century. Representing the twenty-first century is the auction’s final lot, Neon Rolling Stones Tongue by RISK (Lot 65; $20,000-30,000).

Freeman’s Modern and Contemporary Art department alone has realized many of the house’s most exciting and successful sales over the past year, from a $1.8M result across 54 lots in May 2021 to a remarkable $2.1M for a fine selection of sculpture by François-Xavier Lalanne from a prominent Washington, D.C. family in November 2021. With dynamic offerings from Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso to Harry Bertoia and Josef Albers, Modern and Contemporary Art is poised to continue building this track record with impressive sale results.

The exhibition is open by appointment at our 2400 Market Street gallery May 6 to May 10, by appointment. To make an appointment, please contact Adrianne Wolkenberg at

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