~AUCTION news/KAREN KILIMNIK
KAREN KILIMNIK, b. 1955
Planning the Attack of Malta, the Mastermind, 2001
Waterbased oil paint on canvas in artist’s wooden frame with audio cassette, 20 x 16 ins.
sold for: $408,000 (includes buyer’s premium)
image scanned from:
PART I – CONTEMPORARY ART – AUCTION CATALOGUE
NOVEMBER 16, 2006 – NEW YORK
PHILLIPS de PURY & COMPANY
this is the Karen Kilimnik self-portrait that was referred to in the earlier
artlovers posting on .. ‘The Early Auction buzz is …”
This is the piece that was reported to have had a guaranteed seller’s tag of
half a million dollars. PHILLIPS de PURY confirmed the guarantee to the
seller, but declined to give the actual numbers.
We got the impression that the guaranteed tag was slightly less than the
buzz claimed, but NO !! – the rebounded buzz is that is was MORE !!
$650,000, to be exact. IF the piece was bought in 2001, this represents
a good profit, by the seller, if indeed, they were the original buyer,
because at that time, her prices did not exceed $30,000 – for the
the card for: RENE MAGRITTE – PAINTINGS
NOVEMBER 2 – NOVEMBER 22, 2006
VAN DE WEGHE FINE ART
521 WEST 23RD STREET, NEW YORK, NY
image: Rene Magritte, Le Pelerin, 1966, Oil on canvas,
31-7/8 x 25-5/8 inches
.. it occurs to this ‘art maven’ , having happened upon this excellent & currently running
exhibit of RENE MAGRITTE, that KAREN KILIMNIK’S work, investigates the same sublime
depths, as this classic 20th Century Belgian painter. Especially his late
work. To my mind this is what differentiates Karen’s work from ELIZABETH PEYTON’S,
with whom she is always compared to and grouped with.