Christie’s hasn’t released estimates for the top three featured lots at its Postwar and Contemporary art sale later this month. This is generally a sign of high expectations for the works, which include Yves Klein’s “Le Rose du bleu,” Francis Bacon’s “Study for Self-Portrait,” and an untitled canvas by Jean-Michel Basquiat. The auction house is explicit, however, about the expected value of Gerhard Richter’s “Struktur(2)”, which is estimated at $14.m-$18.8m.
Among the other highest valued lots at the June 27th sale in London are another painting by Yves Klein, “Relief eponge bleu (RE 51)” (est. $9.4-$14.1m), an Alexander Calder mobile (est. $9.4-$12.6), and a canvas by Lucien Freud, “Naked Portrait II” (est. $5.9-$7m). The auction house also anticipates hefty prices for Roy Lichtenstein’s “Reflections on Jessica Helms” (est.$5.5-$7m), Jeff Koons’ “Baroque Egg With Bow “—(est. $3.9m-$5.5m), and Lucio Fontana’s “Concetto spaziale, Attese,” (est. $3.5m-$4.4m).