Christie’s has announced the sale of 44 major Post-War works from The Essl Collection which will be sold in a landmark, stand-alone evening auction in London on Monday, 13 October 2014.
The sale will be comprised of master works by many giants of German Post-War and Contemporary Art including Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz, Martin Kippenberger, Sigmar Polke and Neo Rauch, as well as major works by international artists such as Cindy Sherman, Frank Stella, Louise Bourgeois and Morris Louis.
The selection of artworks for sale has been made from the Museum’s holding of 7,000 works and will reflect the quality and breadth of the Museum’s collection, which has been put together with great care by Agnes and Karlheinz Essl over a period of 50 years.
Included in the sale will also be two works by the leading Austrian artists, Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Maria Lassnig, which reflect the Essl Museum’s reputation as the home of the greatest collection of Austrian Contemporary Art in the world.
The sale of these 44 works from The Essl Collection carries a pre-sale estimate of £40,000,000-60,000,000.
Auction Christie’s London Monday, 13 October