Bonhams released some of its top works for the May sales in New York which include two works from the Mondavi family collection, a Helen Frankenthaler’s Summer Angel (estimated at $700 – 900k) and a Wayne Theibaud, Camellia Cake ($500-700k) as well as a Lichtenstein and Hans Hoffmann work:
Created from painted and patinated bronze, Roy Lichtenstein’s Brushstroke Head I, 1987 is another highlight of the auction. Estimated at $700,000 – $900,00, Brushstroke Head I is a fine example of Lichtenstein’s signature style, referencing an earlier series of paintings by the artist from the 1960s. The sculpture comprises Ben-Day dots and thick lines, which together create the facial features and hair on a head which appears to be moving. This work is from an edition of six (plus one artist’s proof).
Hans Hofmann’s A Certain Mood, 1959 is estimated at $600,000 – 800,000.