Katya Kazakina reports on stalwart Contemporary art collector Peter Norton’s first auction consignment—$25m worth of art to be sold during the day and evening sales—which will appear at Christie’s:
Sixty contemporary artworks from the collection of computer-software developer Peter Norton are heading to the auction block at Christie’s in New York this fall.
The group, which includes pieces by Matthew Barney, Takashi Murakami and Paul McCarthy, is expected to bring in more than $25 million during the auction house’s evening and daytime contemporary-art sales in Nov. 8-9.
Norton’s interest in three-dimensional art is represented by McCarthy’s 7-foot-high “Tomato Head (Green).” Robert Gober’s 1992 “Prison Window” features a two-foot-square cutout in a wall with iron bars and blue sky in the background.
There is also Kara Walker’s sprawling 1996 frieze “African’t,” made with 25 cut-paper silhouettes, and Murakami’s cheerful sculptural mushroom ensemble, “DOB in the Strange Forest,” from 1999.