quote:Originally posted by wine+art:quote:Originally posted by The Old Man:quote:Originally posted by wine+art:
The top 5 of the night were, Newman, Bacon, Rothko, Warhol & Warhol. These 5 alone sold for more than $334M.
Just to clarify, none of these 5 works were Modern or Contemporary pieces.
OM, not sure I understand the comment. Are you asking about my comment about genre? If so...
Newman was a Color Field painter with Abstract Expressionism leanings. Bacon was a Surreal Figurative painter. I think of Rothko as an Abstract Expressionist with Color Field leanings, and then there is the King of Pop, the great Warhol.
Modern is truly from 1906-1956, and contemporary is just that. I understand the terms/genres are thrown around rather loosely, but it drives me nuts.
But isn't for example, Pop Art a subset of Contemporary and Ab Exp a subset of Modern? And isn't there a general problem with the term Contemporary anyway? If Contemporary is of the time, then there will never be another major genre.