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

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LONDON.- The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale will take place on February 11, 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” (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. Francis Outred, Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s Europe: