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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

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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

 

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