Christies Contemporary Art Sale Could Fetch Millions: Works by Klein and Pollock

Christie’s auction house previewed its upcoming post-war and contemporary pieces in New York: with works by Mark Rothko, Yves Klein, Jackson Pollock and others are all expected to bring in millions of dollars. The top lot in the sale is a work by Mark Rothko called “Orange, Red, Yellow”, in many ways it’s a classic Rothko, large, colorful and it could fetch anywhere between 35 and 45 million dollars. Another large piece that is expected to reach an expensive price tag is a piece by Yves Klein called “FC1” or “Fire Color 1”. According to the head of Christie’s post-war and contemporary art department, Brett Gorvy, the work is perhaps the best example of Klein available. Gorvy says the interesting history behind it makes it all the more attractive to collectors “Klein died of a heart attack

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