Many of the works featured were exhibited at Shaheen Modern and Contemporary's ''Bill Radawec Retrospective'' show in November 2011. The works reveal the quality, dedication and passion of Bill's artistic journey.

William Radawec, Out of the Blue, the Turn Around Series William Radawec, Out of the Blue Series

Radawec's Out of the Blue series is a collection of paintings depicting jet contrails set against the bright blue sky on September 11, 2001. These were inspired by the arcs of jetliners changing course after the terrorists took control of the planes.

Some of Radawec's artworks are autobiographical, such as his Crack-up Series, which recreates the cracks Radawec found in his apartment after the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

Karen Kilimnik, Bang You’re Dead, Gun with Flag and Streamers Karen Kilimnik, Bang You’re Dead, Gun with Flag and Streamers

Radawec was also a curator, gallery owner and a prodigious collector of his contemporaries' work. Many of these conceptual pieces are included in this auction, including Karen Kilimnik's haunting installation Bang You’re Dead, Gun with Flag and Streamers from 1991. This lot also includes two handwritten letters to Bill from the reclusive artist.

94-2 Jenny Holzer, Inflammatory Essays

Nan Goldin, Kathé in Berlin Nan Goldin, Kathé in Berlin

The rest of the sale reads like a modern Who's Who in American Art, with works by William Sommer, Ellsworth Kelly, Sam Gilliam, Laurie Simmons, Jenny Holzer and Nan Goldin.

The Modern, Contemporary And Conceptual Art sale will take place on September 28 at 11 am EDT. Search the full sale here.

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