421, "O2," by Zilvinas Kempinas, magnetic cassette tape and fan,
installation dimensions variable, 2006
One of the simplest and most ingenious works in
the auction is Lot 421, "O2," by Zilvinas Kempinas (b. 1969).
It consists of a standing fan blowing at a wall and keeping a
looped magnetic cassette tape levitated against it. It has an
estimate of $20,000 to $30,000. It sold for $25,000.
422, "Morning Rain," by Lothar Hempl, four colored stones, found
umbrella, butterfly, metal wire, nails and screws, neoprene, string,
fabric, fabric flowers and adhesive on metal rod, painted wooden doll
with fabric, leather strips, cotton, synthetic hair and buttons on a
painting wooden base, 67 1/4 by 40 by 33 inches, 2005
You know you've found love when you meet the gal
in Lot 422, "Morning Rain," by Lothar Hempl (b. 1966). She's
got a butterfly on her head and is carrying a collapsible umbrella in
one hand and a feather duster in the other and looks like she'll
conquer all geishas or Art Deco mannequins. She's got it!
The work, which measures 67 1/4 by 40 by 33 inches and was
created in 2005, has a modest estimate of $6,000 to $8,000. It sold for $8,250.
437, "Charlie Chaplin Pink," by Mr. Brainwash, spray and metallic
paint, acrylic and paper collage on canvas, 84 1/2 by 72 inches
Rather than stack "brillo" boxes, it is quite
conceivable that Charlie Chaplin in his best "Think Pink" mood might
stack Madonnas, at least that what's Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966) suggests in
his winsome work, "Charlie Chaplin Pink," Lot 437. The work
measures 84 1/2 by 72 inches and is undated. It has an
estimate of $50,000 to $70,000. It sold for $122,500.
547, untitled, by Veronika Ponomareva, oil on canvas, 78 3/4 by 59 1/4
inches, circa 2005
Lot 547 is for home-sick New Yorkers who miss the
ubiquitous fenciness of the city's countless fire escapes. it
is an untitled and impressively large and very well painted oil on
canvas by Veronika Ponomareva. It was painted circa 2005.
It has an estimate of $4,000 to $6,000. It sold for $6,000.