Op on the Block

Catherine D. Anspon
October 02, 2012

Just in: The recently rebranded Morton Auctioneers & Appraisers — partner Tricia Kuehnert-Gillespy has retired, hence “Kuehnert” is no longer in the auction house’s moniker — is in full swing on its season, continuing Morton’s emphasis on modern and contemporary art. Top lots that caught our eye for the upcoming October 25 sale: a specifically commissioned 3-D work on paper from the late 80’s by wild op art master Yaacov Agam, whose career has undergone a resurgence as a pioneering provocateur of geometric abstraction. Never offered to the market before, the Agam joins a jaunty Alexander Calder work on paper of psychedelic butterflies from 1975, sumptuous Boulle furniture and even a vintage Rolls-Royce on the block. Gentlemen and ladies, prepare your paddles. Fine Art & Antiques Auction, Thursday, October 25, 7 pm; Morton Auctioneers & Appraisers, 4901 Richmond Ave., 713.827.7835; mortonkuehnert.com.