Heritage will be selling a few of the items from Anita Reiner’s estate that didn’t make it into the big haul in 2014 that included a $34m Basquiat which was sold at Christie’s.
The consignment is a small coup for Heritage but it is also a reminder that number of auction venues for Contemporary art continues to proliferate. Buyers and sellers are no longer confined to Sotheby’s and Christie’s day sales:
Heritage Auctions has announced the sale of several important works from the estate of Anita Reiner in the May 2 Modern & Contemporary Art Auction. The selection is led by Ice Bucket by Jeff Koons (est. $300,000-$500,000), exhibited in the recent Whitney Museum retrospective, which serves as one of the auction’s cover lots.
In addition to the Koons work, the estate is offering Untitled I/III (Rosa), a 1994 work by Martin Kippenberger (est. $60,000-$80,000) as well as Melon, 1985, a collage work by Miquel Barceló (est. $25,000-$35,000) and always and forever (for sibila), 2001, a photograph by Douglas Gordon (est. $6,000-$8,000).