Art for elites. Quoted works are exhibited in NY

Art for elites. Quoted works are exhibited in NY

Works of art valued at tens of millions of dollars are within the reach of a lucky few. But, starting this weekend and for about 10 days, they will also be in view of the New York public thanks to the exhibitions of Sotheby's and Christie's auction houses. As every year, these two leading companies in their sector organize in November important art auctions in which they offer the highest bidder works by some of the most influential artists of recent centuries. In this way, some of the most sought-after pieces in the world, which usually occupy the long corridors of sumptuous mansions for the sole delight of their multimillionaire owners, can be admired by anyone who wishes. Among them you can find works by Vincent van Gogh , Edward Hopper, Vasily Kandisnky, Claude Monet, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Georgia O'Keeffe, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gerhard Richter, David Hockney and many others. On this occasion, one of the protagonists will be the painting Chop Suey (1929), by Edward Hopper, considered the most important American realist painter of the twentieth century and revered for his ability to capture moments of quiet and provoke moments of deep analysis. The piece had been owned for almost half a century by Barney Ebsworth, a leading US businessman and art collector, who died last April, and will be auctioned on November 13 by Christie's. It's the last of Hopper's iconic works that remains in private hands. It is estimated that Chop Suey has a value of between 70 and 100 million dollars, an amount that may be exceeded during the bid. Other possessions of Ebsworth at auction will be Woman as Landscape, painted by Willem de Kooning between 1944 and 1945, valued at between 60 and 80 million dollars, and Composition with Red Strokes (1950), by Jackson Pollock, whose estimated value is between 50 and 70 million dollars. A couple of days later, on November 15, Christie's will auction Portait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972), by Briton David Hockney, which has an estimated value of about 80 million dollars, according to the company. Great expectation also awakens one of Van Gogh's key works, Coin de jardin avec papillons, of 1887, painted during the crucial moment of his career in which he began to experiment with new techniques, and which comes out to auction for the first time, where it is expected to reach at least 40 million dollars. A Mark Rothko painted in 1962, and in the hands of the wealthy and powerful clan of the De Menil since 1979, will also go on sale at an auction of Christ ie's on November 15 as part of the sale of contemporary art with a value of between 35 and 45 million dollars. Sophie's will present a monumental painting formed by two panels by Gerhard Richter, Abstraktes Bild (1987), which believes it will reach 30 million dollars to be one of the five pieces of that time that remain in private hands. fried Chicken, Basquiat, which at the end of the twentieth century was transformed into one of the most prominent figures in the art world of the Overnight and became one of Andy Warhol's best friends, it will sell for an estimated price of 25 million dollars. Picassos of 35 million dollars, Giacomettis of 18 million, O'Keefes of 12, Magrittes of 5 , and a host of great works of art will complete several days of intense auctions. Figures100Million dollars could reach the box Chop Suey (1929), by Edward Hopper, considered the most important realist painter of the 20th century.80 Billion dollars could cost Woman as Landscape, work of Willem de Kooning, painted between 1944 and 1945.40Millions of dollars is the figure calculated for Coin de Jardin Avec Papillons, by Van Gogh, painted when he began experimenting with new techniques.
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