Modern & Contemporary Art

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Tuesday, May 5 at 11am

ABOUT THIS CATEGORY

The Modern and Contemporary Art auction presents a wide range of paintings and sculpture from around the world by some of the 20th and 21st centuries' most prominent artists. Works by American, European, Latin American and Asian artists encompass artistic movements from Cubism and Expressionism through the present day. Modern and Contemporary art with more moderate estimates is also offered in the semiannual Doyle+Design auctions.

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RECENT AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS

1989 tondo by Martin Wong achieves a record $137,000, almost triple the prior record for the artist!

SPECIALIST

Harold Porcher

Harold Porcher
Vice President, Director, Modern & Contemporary Art
212-427-4141, ext 235
Paintings@DoyleNewYork.com

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Harold Porcher was born in Charleston, South Carolina and studied fine art painting and biology at the College of Charleston. While in school, he developed a special interest in art sales and began his career as an art dealer. He moved to New York in 1989 and joined Sid Deutsch Gallery. He eventually became its director, thereby developing experience in the buying, selling and exhibiting of twentieth century American art. Mr. Porchers interest in American abstraction of the 1930s and 1940s led him to Snyder Fine Art, New York, where he served as gallery manager.

After leaving Snyder Fine Art, Harold Porcher consulted for several private dealers, estates and artists throughout New York City and Chicago. In 1997, he started his own business, Sage Fine Art, specializing in the private sales of American abstract art from 1913 through the present. In 2000, his long time friend, the artist and illustrator Esphyr Slobodkina, invited him to co-found the Slobodkina Foundation, based in Glen Head, New York, which houses and presents Slobodkinas life work to a varied audience. Porcher now serves as Vice President in charge of the Foundations art collection.

Mr. Porcher has written extensively on modernist art for various publications and has curated several fine art exhibitions in New York City. Furthermore, he paints and exhibits his own work. Having joined Doyle New York in April 2006, Mr. Porcher is the Specialist in Charge of Modern and Contemporary Art.


PAST HIGHLIGHTS

Oskar Schlemmer German, 1888-1943 ROTE LEIBER, 1929

Sold For $2,480,000

A WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

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David Park American, 1911-1960 Canoe, 1957

Sold For $1,801,000

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Jean Metzinger French, 1883-1956 Paysage, 1917

Sold For $722,500

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Adolph Gottlieb American, 1903-1974 Blast III, 1958

Sold For $1,384,000

A WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THE ARTIST

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Zao Wou-Ki Chinese/French, b. 1921 Untitled, 1959

Sold For $600,000

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