Daniel Colen + Nat Lowman, “Holy War,” 2005-2006, Oil on a Nate Lowman silkscreen ink print on canvas. Estimate: $15,000-20,000
It was a whirlwind week for auction houses across the city. After raking in big money from Part I of their Contemporary Art sale, Phillips de Pury is opening its door this morning (10 a.m.) for Part II, aka the much cheaper auctionâ€”which by normal people standardsâ€”is actually still pretty expensive. There probably won’t be “well dressed women” scouring for sugar daddy’s, but do expect a collection of peculiar pieces by some of the usual suspects: Tom Sachs, Warhol, Basquiat, others. Click below for some more samples including a grade school looking subway map, a reworked cover of the New York Post, a Murakami beach ball and some other primitive art world gems.
Karen Kilimnik, “Drawing for the Armory 9: Manhattan Subway Map,” 2001ContÃ© crayon and pastel on paper. Estimate: $10,000-15,000
Tom Sachs, “Hello Kitty,” 2001, Bondo, acrylic and ink on bronze. Estimate: $25,000-35,000
Andy Warhol, “New York Post, Front Page (Judge Blasts Lynch),” circa 1983, Silkscreen on canvas. Estimate: $50,000-70,000
Jean-Michel Basquiat, “Untitled (Bird),” 1981, Oil, pastel and graphite on paper. Estimate: $100,000-150,000
Takashi Murakami, “Untitled,” 2002, Vinyl chloride. Estimate: $15,000-20,000