The work is estimated to fetch between $600 000 to $800 000 and will feature in the sale alongside works by Robert Rauschenberg and Wassily Kandinksy.

EastHampton Willem de Kooning, East Hampton II, 1968

The de Kooning work was last sold at Sotheby's, London, in 2011 for £493 250 ($790 428.)

Willem de Kooning at his East Hampton studio in 1978 Image via Hamptons Magazine Willem de Kooning at his East Hampton studio in 1978
Image via Hamptons Magazine

This pieces and other such high estimate works in the sale are examples of Heritage's mission to sell works within the middle-market during New York's contemporary and modern season in May.

In a press release on Monday, Leon Benrimon, director of Modern & Contemporary Art in New York, stated: “This sale really solidifies our position as the leaders in the middle market, giving collectors and consignors the unique opportunity to see great works, often overlooked, in elevated evening and day sale settings.”

The sale will take place on May 2. Check out Heritage on Barnebys here.

Comment