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First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale at Christie’s New York on September 21

NEW YORK, N.Y.- Christie’s is pleased to announce the Fall 2011 edition of First Open, a sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art, on September 21, 2011. The auction will feature an international selection of works by recognized post-war masters and today’s leading artists such as Gerhard Richter, Felix Gonzalez-Torres and George Condo, with competitive estimates. The sale will offer a total of 337 lots with a wide range of price points to all collectors of the genre. First Open is expected to achieve in the range of $10 million. Sara Friedlander, Head of First Open, comments: “First Open has become the ideal collecting opportunity for both new and experienced buyers of Post-War and Contemporary Art — and this sale is exceptional for the combination of high quality and international scope. The selection ranges from the U.S., France and Germany to Japan, Iran, Mexico and beyond. We look forward to kicking of