Had the opportunity to attend the preview brunch at Christie’s for what turned out to be a mega-record setting auction. I think I had a slight touch of Stendhal syndrome — the three attached pics were all in one area of just one of the rooms! I do wonder why the experience was viscerally different from a visit to excellent shows at MOMA the day before.
This Kline was one of my personal favorites.
I had a bit of a re-think about Pollock after seeing this lovely smaller piece. I’ve never been moved by his better known massive work, but this really caught me off guard, beautiful, thought-provoking.
Sadly, I was a couple of days early and a few dollars short for bringing home the Bacon.