Contemporary works such as Bob Thompson’s Landscape with Blue Nude, 1965, is another highlight of the sale. It is quintessential of Thompson’s allegorical painting and references classical painting composition while employing abstract expressionist influenced color, gesture and texture in an unusually large format. It carries an estimate of $80,000 – 120,000.
Saul’s Guernica, 1974, by Peter Saul is a fluorescence psychedelic interpretation of Picasso’s famed anti-war painting, an art historical riff reflecting Saul’s social commentary in objection to the Vietnam War. Its large scale and vibrant colors showcase Saul’s melting cartoon imagery and surrealist funk approach to painting. It will be offered at $250,000 – 350,000.
A 1996-97 Ralph Goings photorealist canvas titled Double Ketchup will be offered with an estimate of $400,000 – 600,000. Quintessential of the artist’s diner condiment works, this example as the title would indicate, features not one but two bottles of ketchup in masterful detail.
Other artists represented are Lee Krasner, Alexander Calder, Theodoros Stamos, Amy Sillman, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Sally Mann, Gabrielle Muenter, Ernst Barlach, Alejandro Obregon and Burhan Dogancay, to name a few. In addition to paintings the sale will offer sculpture, photography and works on paper. The preview in Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Chicago saleroom at 1338 West Lake Street will open Sunday, September 25. For more information or to view the online catalogue