Sotheby’s New York to Auction Abstraction Figuration Collection

Sotheby’s will present Abstraction-Figuration: A Private Collection, a remarkable offering of paintings that thrive in the fertile space between abstraction and figuration. The collection is led by one of the most important groups of works by Gerhard Richter ever to appear at auction, which will be among the highlights of the Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 9 November 2011 (pictured above). That sale will also include works from the collection by Francis Bacon, Sigmar Polke, and Lee Krasner. The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Auction on 2 November will feature a group of eight paintings by Max Ernst including The Endless Night from 1940, an acute meditation on Europe in the early years of World War II (est. $2.8/4 million).* Overall the collection is estimated to bring $40/56 million with works to be offered in five different sales. New York will auction Abstraction-Figuration: A Private Collection, a remarkable offering of paintings that thrive in the fertile space between abstraction and figuration.

The collection is led by one of the most important groups of works by Gerhard Richter ever to appear at auction, which will be among the highlights of the Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 9 November 2011 . That sale will also include works from the collection by Francis Bacon, Sigmar Polke, and Lee Krasner. The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Auction on 2 November will feature a group of eight paintings by Max Ernst including The Endless Night from 1940, an acute meditation on Europe in the early years of World War II (est. $2.8/4 million).* Overall the collection is estimated to bring $40/56 million with works to be offered in five different sales.

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