Heritage brings contemporary art auction to NY stage Nov. 14

NEW YORK – Surveillance Camera, 2010, an evocative sculpture by celebrated artist Ai Weiwei leads Heritage Auctions’ fall Modern & Contemporary Art Auction to be held for the first time ever in New York City on Oct. 28. Absentee and Internet bidding will be provided by Auction Central News.

The auction’s carefully curated selection includes important works by Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Tom Wesselman, among others; as well as a collection of five works from a distinguished New York collection featuring works by Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Graham, Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline and Bob Thompson.

“Heritage Auctions is increasingly attracting important Modern and Contemporary artworks and the time has come to bring it these auctions to the New York stage,” said Leon Benrimon, director of modern and contemporary art at Heritage Auctions in New York. “We have a carefully curated selection of works to perfectly capitalize on our recent New York and international expansions and capture collector’s attention in a very real way.”

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