The Thinker, 2010

‘The Thinker,’ 2010 by Yoshitomo Nara, crayon on board, 16 in x 12 in (courtesy: RXArt)To say contemporary art is HOT would be the understatement of 2010.  This past week saw record-breaking prices for artists at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips New York salesrooms.  Rumor has it auction fever will prevail on November 15th when Simon de Pury, Phillips de Pury & Company’s master of the gavel takes the pulpit at the Art Director’s Club presiding over RXArt’s benefit auction featuring a choice selection of contemporary works by artists including Ryan McGinley, Josephine Meckseper, Ed Ruscha, Nate Lowman, Miranda Lichtenstein, Will Cotton and the darling Yoshitomo Nara currently celebrating a solo exhibition at the Asia Society that’s breaking all attendance records.  At Sotheby’s this week a pastel on paper by the artist from 2001 estimated at $60,000-$80,000 fetched $104,500.  RXArt will auction off ‘The Thinker,’ 2010, estimated at $25,000-$30,000, a bargain if you place your bid on time:

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