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Peter’s Auction Picks of the Day: May 19th

Peter: Five of my favorite items in the auction have to do with pure geometry and color:

Ellsworth Kelly’s “Yellow Over Black”

Lot 130 Ellsworth Kelly, "Yellow Over Black" (IX.20), $3,000 - 5,000

Herbert Bayer’s “Chromatic Accrument” painting

Lot 168 Herbert Bayer "Chromatic Accrument", 1971, Acrylic on canvas, $6,000 - 9,000

Victor Vasarely’s “DVA-DVA” painting

Lot 158 Victor Vasarely "DVA-DVA", 1978-86, Oil on canvas, $80,000 - 120,000

John McLaughlin’s “Untitled #33” painting

Lot 42 John McLaughlin "Untitled (#33)", 1958, Oil on board, $20,000 - 30,000

Each has a strong sense of shape defined by color.  But also included in this group should be the Charles and Ray Eames “Hang-it-all” – which is an elegant minimalist sculpture of multi-colored spheres suspended on white lines.

Lot 123 Charles & Ray Eames, "Hang-it-all", designed 1953, $2,000 - 3,000

For more purely geometric compositions, please check out the online catalogue.