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Robert Gober, “Untitled,” 1990. Estimate: $1,200,000-1,800,000
Luxury auction house Phillips de Pury is holding their Contemporary Art Auction on Thursday May 15th in NYC. There’s over 165 pieces to bid on from the likes of Warhol, Hirst, Friedman, Murakami, Koons, Goeber, Stingel, and Basquiat among other heavyweights. Now for those unaccustomed to the prices that some of this art fetches expect to be thoroughly shocked with the minimums starting at around $400k. Check out our pick of the litter and click through in wonderment at how little, creatively, $1 million will buy you nowadays.


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Rudolf Stingel, “Untitled,” 2003. Estimate: $400,000-600,000
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Damien Hirst, “Untitled aaaa,” 1992. Estimate: $800,000-1,200,000
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Jeff Koons, New Shelton Wet/Dry 10 Gallon, 1981 -1986. Estimate: $1,500,000-2,000,000
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Takashi Murakami, Superflat Monogram, 2003. Estimate: $700,000-900,000
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Andy Warhol, Gun, 1981-82. Estimate: $400,000-600,000
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Tom Friedman, “Garbage Can,” 2003. Estimate: $500,000 – $700,000