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Art August, 20 2010

Preview | Wright Post War + Contemporary Art Auction

Chicago’s Wright is gearing up for its next auction of Post War and Contemporary material. Happening on September 14, 2010, the lots include a few exceptional works from Futura. Wright has done a fine job bringing in high end “street art” to their contemporary sales, and this trend continues here. “Map,” by Futura, which is Lot 212, is estimated to go for $18-25,000.

Read the press release from Wright, and check out more work by Futura and pieces by Barry McGee and Kara Walker, after the jump. Check out all the lots here.

Lot 211 - Futura 2000 (Lenny McGurr) b. 1955, untitled

Lot 159 - Barry (Twist) McGee and Andrew Jeffrey Wright, untitled

Lot 221 - Kara Walker b. 1969, Freedom: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Troubled Times

On September 14th Wright’s fall 2010 auction season begins with a sale of Post War + Contemporary Art.

Comprised of more than 300 lots, this exceptional sale features artworks – paintings, sculptures, videos, photography, installations as well as works on paper – by some of the most notable artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Sale highlights include sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, Jim Dine, William Turnbull and a rare and extraordinary work by Alberto Burri. Karel Appel’s Woman’s Gypsy Head, Luis Tomasello’s Atmosphere Chromoplastique No 250, Richard Pettibone’s Up M1002 and Hiraqla #3, abstract collages by Conrad Marca-Relli and works by graffiti artist Futura 2000 also feature prominently in this auction.

Of further note, nearly one third of this auction is formed from the outstanding collection of Themistocles and Dare Michos, Bay Area collectors and supporters of conceptual and installation based artworks. From digital files by assume vivid astro focus and digital video loops by Michael Bell-Smith, to multimedia installation pieces by John Bock and Franz West plus works by Cady Noland, Robert Gober, Atelier van Lieshout and Mel Bochner, a unique brilliant contemporary aesthetic vision is brought to market.

A fully illustrated catalog accompanies this auction and all lots can be viewed online. Wright is open for preview the 7th – 13th of September; the gallery is located at 1440 West Hubbard Street in Chicago, the hours are 10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday and by appointment on Sunday.

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