What not to miss in Alex Cooper’s upcoming July 22nd Gallery Auction:
The upcoming auction is a Contemporary Art powerhouse. Whether you are a novice collector or a seasoned buyer, there is something for everyone. It’s hard to pick just five, but I’ve listed five pieces you must see.
Lot #1020: Keith Haring, Untitled for Herb Ritts, auction estimate $45,000-$50,000.
Keith Haring (1958-1990) was an American artist whose work expressed New York street culture including birth, death, sexuality and war. The piece above was in collaboration with Herb Ritts using the artist’s ripped-up photographs. Although not his most recognizable style of the work, his unique collages with Ritts are extremely rare. It is a show stopper, it’s a political commentary, and it’s a Haring.
Lot #1026a: Romare Bearden, The Lantern, lithograph, auction estimate $300-$400.
I’m thrilled about this piece at such a reasonable art collecting entry point. Romare Bearden (1911-1988) created amazing work which celebrated the black American experience. After working several decades as a painter, during the politically tumultuous 1960’s Bearden began creating collages made of cut and torn photographs found in popular magazines that he then reassembled into visually powerful statements on African-American life. This lithograph is no exception. The colors are vibrant and bold with a striking composition. Click to view more of the featured work in the upcoming auction.