Major Works by Klein, Doig, Kippenberger and Auerbach Lead Christie’s Auction

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Yves Klein (1928-1962) - "Relief éponge" (Gold sponge relief RE47II) - Estimate: £5 million to £7 million - Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

LONDON.- Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art
Evening Sale will take place on 11 February 2010 at 7pm, and will offer 52 lots
with a total pre-sale estimate of £26,290,000 to £38,260,000.
The
auction will represent a broad spectrum of art from the last 60 years and is
highlighted by an important core group of works from the early 1960s including
the masterpiece Relief éponge or (RE47II), one of only two gold sponge
reliefs ever created by Yves Klein (estimate: £5 million to £7 million),
alongside a further important work by the artist, ANT 5, and together with major
paintings by Peter Doig, Martin Kippenberger, Raqib Shaw, Neo Rauch, Frank
Auerbach, Andy Warhol, and Nicolas de Staël among others.