Led by a Sigmar Polke raster dot painting with a $20m estimate that would make it only the second Polke work to sell for eight-figures, Christie’s has secured the Emily and Jerry Spiegel collection for the May sales in New York. The May Evening sale will inlcude 26 works from the collection.
The Polke is matched by a Christopher Wool painting also estimated at $20m that is the family’s second major work by the artist to come to the auction block. The first of the Spiegel’s Wools re-set the prices for Wool when it was sold four years ago.
Among the other works are a Philip Guston figurative painting that could move his prices into a new register, so few of these works come to market. There’s also an early Koons work with four vacuum cleaners that will feed the end of Koons market with strong collector demand. Works by Francis Picabia, Warhol, Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Cindy Sherman round out the $100m guaranteed collection. Here’s Christie’s on the trove:Continue Reading