Auction houses like Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Phillips and others offer free admission to selling exhibitions for a few days before each auction. From time to time I will select notable auction lots to bring to your attention. This blog feature is not endorsed by the auction house nor written by any kind of art expert. Just idle musings that I hope encourages you to visit an auction house yourself to see what’s on view and available in New York City.
Any New Yorker knows you can find whimsical sculptures by artist Tom Otterness in the A-C-E-L subway station at Eighth Avenue and 14th Street focused around NYC capitalism. Christie’s offers Lot #184 in their Contemporary Edition sale that is a familiar sight. While I have seen people try to wrestle free one of the sculptures at the subway stop, this miniature version (just a few inches across) can be yours for a predicted $6K to $8K. Happy bidding! The exhibit will open February 24 and sells on February 28.
TOM OTTERNESS (B. 1952)
Estimate USD 6,000 – USD 8,000
28 February 2018, New York
TOMORROW: Another delicious national day including a recipe!