Gerhard Richter Oil-on-Paper Work Sells for $842,500, Leads Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Sale

Gerhard Richter, 'Untitled,' 1986. (Courtesy Sotheby's)

An untitled 1986 work by Gerhard Richter—an oil-on-paper work measuring about two feet by three feet—led the first Sotheby’s contemporary art sale of the fall season, bringing in $842,500, more than double its high estimate of $350,000. The sale, which took place on Friday, Sept. 21, in New York, brought in about $12.3 million, which was comfortably within its pre-sale estimate of $9.7 to 13.8 million, with 71.1 percent of lots selling. Read More


Golden Bunnies and Standing Ovations at the National Arts Awards

Frank Stella, who recieved a lifetime achievement award

The artist Jenny Holzer, in head-to-toe black, was doing her best model pose at a photo shoot with photographer Todd Eberle. They were tucked away from the crowd that was beginning to fill Cipriani in Midtown for the National Arts Awards. Ms. Holzer, once a part of the scrappy Colab art collective—the people behind the celebrated “Times Square Show” that co-opted an old massage parlor in 1980—was being honored for outstanding contributions to the arts. Read More