Rare Charles White Painting Heads to Auction at Christie’s with $1.5 M. Estimate
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Rare Charles White Painting Heads to Auction at Christie’s with $1.5 M. Estimate

Christie’s New York will offer Charles White’s 1976 oil painting Banner for Willie J. at its postwar and contemporary evening sale in November. The work carries an estimate of $1 million to $1.5 million. CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2019 As the fall art season continues apace, the major auction houses are beginning to reveal what will be on offer during their key evening sales in New York in November. In a first, Christie’s will offer in its evening postwar and contemporary sale a piece by Charles White, the legendary draughtsman best known for his works on paper. The work to be sold on November 13, White’s 1976 oil painting Banner for Willie J , was featured prominently in the artist’s 2018 traveling retrospective, which originated at the Art Institute of Chicago before making stops at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art . If it sells for within its presale estimate of $1 million to $1.5 million, it would double White’s current auction record of $509,000, which was set in 2018 at Swann Galleries in New York. White created Banner for Willie J. to honor the memory of his cousin, who […]

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