Christie’s New York Announces Post-War and Contemporary Day Sale May 12

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NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces the auction of a finely honed private collection of important Contemporary art, with works from marquee artists such as Damien Hirst, Robert Indiana, Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami. The Private European Collection represents work from each major artist’s response to centuries of tradition, underscored with themes of loss, longing and desire. Comprised exclusively of cornerstone works from the 1960s to the present, the collection will be offered in afternoon session of Christie’s May 12 Day Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art. The collection is estimated to realize upwards of $8 million. The collection’s top lot is Robert Indiana’s international icon, LOVE (Red/Blue) 1990 (estimate: $2,000,000-3,000,000). The sculpture acts as both an abstract configuration and a shaped poem with verbal and visual elements harmoniously juxtaposed. Damien Hirst’s All You Nee