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  • Warhol Torn Soup Can Up for Auction at Christie's
    09.05.2006 NEW YORK.

    Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Small Torn Campbell's Soup Can (Pepper Pot), 1962. Casein, gold paint, and graphite on linen. 20 x 16 in. (50.9 x 40.7 cm.) Christie’s.

    Today, May 9, as part of the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, Christie’s New York will offer Property from the Judd Foundation. The selection of works by Donald Judd will provide an overview of the artist’s career, the earliest work dating from the early sixties, the latest one executed the year before his death, 1993. The estimated value of the group is $17/24 million.

    Up for sale is Andy Warhol’s “Small Torn Campbell’s Soup Can (Pepper Pot) painted in 1962. This painting is expected to fetch between 10 and 15 million dollars. Other lots up for sale include paintings made by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Charles Ray, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, among others. Christie’s will exhibit the works on the 20th floor of 1230 Avenue of the Americas, at Rockefeller Center, where they will be shown in spaces that will be specially designed for this purpose remaining true to Judd’s clearly articulated ideas regarding the important connection between art and its spatial context.

    Judd Foundation is selling part of their collection to create an endowment that will be used, in accordance with Donald Judd’s last will and testament, to realize the mission of Judd Foundation to preserve the artist’s permanent installations in New York and Marfa, and catalogue the extensive archives and libraries to advance scholarship in furtherance of Donald Judd’s legacy.