New York – Christie’s is auctioning the prestigious collection of well-known international collectors Arlene Goldman and George Hartman. Approximately 100 works will be sold during the First Open live auction on September 23rd as well as the First Open Online sale from September 18th to 30th.

 Highlights from the Goldman and Hartman collection include works in all media that reflect Twenty-First Century tendencies of experimentation, often embracing global cultural tendencies emanating from Europe and Africa as well as Canada and the United States.

 The auction titled "This is Now: Property from the George Hartman and Arlene Goldman Collection" accurately reflects the adventuresome and keen eye of collectors operating at the forefront of the international art world


Highlighting the sale is Joe Bradley’s Berlin Duck #2, (estimate $500,000-700,000), which displays the organic, rather than calculated, process the painter developed.

Mark Bradford’s Tony, a rare sculptural work which is an ideal example of Bradford’s appropriation and manipulation of advertisements and posters, and his repurposing of visual pollution into stunning condensations of urban life, drawn from his native South Central Los Angeles, California, (estimate: $120,000-$180,000).

David Ostrowski’s paintings are the results of a total analysis of the fundamental nature of painting. Striving to undermine composition, style and “typical gestures,” Ostrowski experiments with speed and imperfection, opting for minimal visual elements that may have maximal effect, as seen in F (A Thing is a thing in a whole which it’s not), (estimate: $60,000-80,000).

Other significant works to be offered in the sale include: Walead Beshty, Huma Bhabha, Rosson Crow, Karel Funk, Nicholas Hlobo, Parker Ito, Klara Kristalova, Ryan Mcginley, Wangechi Mutu, Iván Navarro, David Noonan, and Chris Ofili among others.

Chris Ofili
Saint Lucian Blue
charcoal on canvas
109 ½ x 78 ¾ in.
Executed in 2006.
Estimate: $250,000-300,000

Ryan McGinley
chromogenic print on plexi mounted on aluminum
40 x 30 in.
Executed in 2003.
Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Christie’s New York, 20 Rockefeller Plaza

Preview 7 – 27 August 2014 
Viewing 19 – 22 September 2014 
Live Auction 23 September 2014 
Online Auction 18 – 30 September 2014