By Sofia Warren
Great art affects how we see ourselves and each other and, occassionally, can infiltrate our behvaiors too. Inspired by the artists in our upcoming 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, cartoonist Sofia Warren imagines Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louise Bourgeois, Keith Haring, Alexander Calder, and Barbara Hepworth as verbs. In other words: what it might mean "To Basquiat" or "To Bourgeois" in our daily lives. The resulting definitions are everyday conjugations...but perhaps not recommended for everyday use.
Keith Haring, Untitled (For John Sex), 1982. Estimate $800,000 - 1,200,000 >
Keith Haring, Writing Table, 1990. Estimate $400,000 - 600,000 >
Keith Haring, Untitled, 1985. Estimate $1,000,000 - 1,500,000 >
Keith Haring, Pyramid, 1989. Estimate $175,000 - 225,000 >
Keith Haring, Untitled, 1982. Estimate $100,000 - 150,000 >
Discover More from Alexander Calder:
Alexander Calder, Fourteen Black Leaves, 1961. Estimate $2,000,000 - 3,000,000 >
Alexander Calder, Bubbles on Orange, 1971. Estimate $30,000 - 50,000 >
Alexander Calder, Six, Five, Nine, 1971. Estimate $30,000 - 50,000 >
Alexander Calder, Aerialist, circa 1926-31. Estimate $200,000 - 300,000 >
Alexander Calder, Tray, 1948. Estimate $18,000 - 25,000 >
Alexander Calder, Fly Choker, 1929. Estimate $40,000 - 60,000 >
Discover More from Jean-Michel Basquait:
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Batman, 1983. Estimate $1,600,000 - 2,000,000 >
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Starvation), 1981. Estimate $250,000 - 350,000 >
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (The Athlete), 1981. Estimate $200,000 - 300,000 >
Sofia Warren is a cartoonist and animator living in Brooklyn. She is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and her work has also appeared in Narrative, MoMA Magazine, Catapult, and elsewhere. Her first book is forthcoming from Top Shelf Publications in summer 2022.
Global Gallery Tour 20th Century & Contemporary Art
Join us on a virtual global gallery tour of Phillips’ upcoming 20th Century and Contemporary Art auction being held in our brand new, state-of-the-art gallery at 432 Park Avenue in the heart of New York City. This sale features masterpieces by David Hockney, Wayne Thiebaud, Vija Celmins, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko and many more.