blog (1) "You Can't Lay Down Your Memories" by Droog from 1991. Edition 88 of 200. Estimate $10-$15,000 dollar in Wrights contemporary auction

Bidders will find a plethora of contemporary art for sale at the two auction houses, among the 458 pieces the top lot slot goes to Richard Price. His sizeable piece Untitled (cowboy) from 1986 has an estimate of $1-1,5 million, making it the most expensive lot in either auction.

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Art taking a literary turn is showcased in the almost three meter high piece The Crippled Beggar Knew a Priceless Secret by Jack Pierson. Executed in 2006, the piece has an estimate of $80,000-$120,000.

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Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard is in high demand around the world and New York is no exception. In the Phillips auction "Under the influence" the 2007 piece Untitled has an estimate of $20,000-$30,000.

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The world's most famous can is without a doubt Campbell's Soup. This is thanks to Andy Warhol who transformed this and many other mundane objects into a works of art, but Studio Simon has contributed to the movement as well. Omaggio ad Andy Warhol consists of four stools from the Ultramobile series. The piece has an estimate of $3,000-$5,000.

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Another piece that in the same family, albeit it's a bit of a stretch, is Peter Sarkisian's 2004 piece White Water Two (8 Inch Version). It reminds a bit of the work by excellent portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz's portrait of Whoopi Goldberg bathing in milk. This piece has an estimate of $8,000-$12,000.

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Louise Bourgeois' name on everybody's lips right now, especially in Sweden where her work is currently on display at the Modern Museum and Galleri Andersson/Sandström. Give or Take III (How do you feel this morning?) from 1990 has an estimate of $10,000-$15,000.

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Another recognizable name is Dan Colen whose 2012 piece TBT will hit the auction block. The cement-filled whoopee cushion has an estimate of $10,000-$15,000.

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On the lower end of the price spectrum we find Jeurgen Struck's six works "Sulglos" from 1970. Edition 11/12 with an estimate of $1,000-$1,500.

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We find a bold chair made out of laser cut aluminum in Mathias Bengtsson's Slice chair from 1999. The estimate is equally bold at $30,000-$40,000.

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Photography is as usual a heavy hitter at auctions, even if I find that there are fewer pieces on the block than last year. One of the most reputable pieces is Alec Soth's c-print Luxora, Arkansas, which has an estimate of $5,000-$7,000.

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Another piece of contemporary realism is Candida Höfer's Two works: (i) Teatro Olimpico Vicenzo, 1988; (ii) Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Gent III from 1995, the piece has an estimate of $8,000-$12,000.

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An artist that has been garnering a great deal of attention these past few years is Franz West, his piece "o.T. (model)" has an estimate of $70,000-$100,000.

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