Gerhard Richter, Jasper Johns in auction for SFMOMA


2015-06-26 13:13:56


Gerhard Richter, Jasper Johns in auction for SFMOMA

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's sale will star Gerhard Richter and Jasper Johns works

The 2013 auction for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)will welcome leading names in the art world, such as Jasper Johns and Gerhard Richter.

Andy Warhol Hammer SickleWarhol, the world's top-selling artist, is joined by Richter, the world's leading living artist

The auction features a top line-up of prints, paintings and photographs, with the likes of Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol also starring. A preview champagne reception will be held before guests have the opportunity to bid on works of art from both emerging and established artists.

Warhol's Still-Life (Hammer & Sickle) leads the sale at $60,000-90,000. Created in 1977, the graphite and wash piece is part of a larger series in which Warhol explores the iconography of the hammer and sickle logo.

Following is Gerhard Richter's Untitled, a 2007 oil on colour photograph work that is expected to sell for as much as $85,000. Richter works are currently seeing phenomenal demand, after he became the world's most valuable living artist in 2012 following the $34.2m sale of a piece from his highly respected Abstraktes Bild series.

Jasper Johns is represented by a 1981 colour aquatint entitled Periscope, which is valued at $20,000-25,000.

The auction will raise funds for some of the many projects planned for SFMOMA in the coming years, which include a groundbreaking major expansion project.

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