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The Leading Ladies from Sotheby’s Upcoming Contemporary Evening Auction

The Leading Ladies from Sotheby’s Upcoming Contemporary Evening Auction

Introducing several contemporary masterpieces from Sotheby’s upcoming evening auction in New York City on May 16.


Lee Krasner, Louise Bourgeois, and Yayoi Kusama are just to name a few of the highly anticipated women being showcased at Sotheby’s contemporary evening sales this week. Krasner’s current auction record alone is at $5.5 million from her 2017 sale of Shattered Light at Christie’s, and is now expected to shatter Sotheby’s artist record at a whopping $10 – $15 million with her piece, The Eye is the First Circle. Here are the other top women contenders that we can’t wait to follow this Thursday.

Lee Krasner, THE EYE IS THE FIRST CIRCLE, Estimate $10,000,000 — $15,000,000
Yayoi Kusama, THE PACIFIC OCEAN, Estimate $2,000,000 — $3,000,000
Louise Bourgeois, ARCH OF HYSTERIA, Estimate $3,000,000 — $4,000,000.
Louise Bourgeois, ARCH OF HYSTERIA, Estimate $3,000,000 — $4,000,000
Jenny Saville, REFLECTIVE FLESH, Estimate $2,000,000 — $3,000,000
Joan Mitchell, L’ARBRE DE PHYLLIS, Estimate $3,000,000 — $5,000,000
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, NO WORDS OF GRATITUDE, Estimate $250,000 — $350,000
Helen Frankenthaler, NEWFOUNDLAND, Estimate $1,500,000 — $2,000,000
Dana Schutz, CIVIL PLANNING, Estimate $300,000 — $400,000
Cecily Brown, CONFESSIONS OF A WINDOW CLEANER, Estimate $3,000,000 — $4,000,000
Julie Mehretu, ARCADE, Estimate $2,500,000 — $3,500,000
Agnes Martin, UNTITLED #12, Estimate $4,000,000 — $6,000,000

All images courtesy of Sotheby’s.

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