On The Block: A Superb Selection of Work From Donald Sultan, KAWS, Basquiat And More This Month at Paddle 8


Paddle 8’s current online House Sale this month has a wide-ranging selection of photographs, prints and multiples– a collection of elegant, challenging, and evocative images. We’ve chosen a few stand-outs from the offering, which ends March 27th. At top, Lot 36, one of Massimo Vitali’s series of large-scaled Italian holiday scenes Genova Pegli West, c.2002. Almost a meter wide and one of five Vitali lithographs offered, it’s estimated to sell for between $2,000-$3,000.

Below, Lot 6, Donald Sultan’s dreamy Lantern Flowers, May 10, 2012 (Coral), 2012 is a screen printed and flocked multiple in an edition of 50, in a nice size (24 x 24 inches) and expected to sell for $2,000-$3,000.

Just as evocative but in an entire different way is Lot 36, Michael Eastman’s Green Dining Room, an image shot in Havana, Cuba that’s simultaneously care-worn and grand. A big chromogenic print (59 x 48 inches) that will dominate any wall, it’s estimated to fetch between $7,000-$9,000.

There are a dozen figures by KAWS, the era-defining Brooklyn artist and designer whose limited edition figures have always been sought after. Below, Lot 68 and Lot 69, Astro Boy and Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket are just two of the limited-edition vinyl sculptures in the mix. Both expected to bring $1,000-$1,500 each.

Irresistible, as always, a pair of iconic pumpkins by Yasoi Kuyama. The cast resin sculptures are 10 1/2 inches high and would look great on a fireplace mantel– where your grandmother would have had Meissen. Lot 64 is expected to sell for $1,000-$2,000.

And finally, as aspect of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work we didn’t know about. The sale is offering two polaroids– a medium his mentor Andy Warhol was passionate about. Below, Little Rosie, Daughter of Paul, 1988, showing a new side to the artist, Lot 42 is expected to bring $1,500-$2.000. Sweet and heartbreaking at the same time.

Paddle 8, The House Sale
Online Through Mrch 27

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