Sneak Peek

CAMH goes to NY: Houston museum celebrates 65th anniversary with auction of work from contemporary masters

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is celebrating its 65th anniversary year in a big way — with an auction at Christie's in New York on March 6. Thirty works donated by some of  the world's best-known and most innovative modern artists and galleries will be sold, with proceeds going to CAMH. Here is a peek at some of the offerings:


Cindy Sherman's first museum show was organized by CAMH in 1980. This print by Sherman will be sold at the auction.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2010/2012, chromogenic color print, edition three of 10, 2 AP, 24 by 34 3/4 inches framed, courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures Gallery, New York.

Enoc Perez, Untitled (Green), 2013, oil and inkjet on canvas, 24 by 19 by 1 1/4 inches, courtesy of the artist and Acquavella Galleries, New York.

Jim Hodges, Rehearsal for a Perfect Day, 2013, pastel, tracing paper, permanent marker and transparent tape on paper, 22 1/2 by 30 inches, 27 by 34 7/8 by 2 inches framed, courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

Baker Overstreet, Evillene's Latrine, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 36 by 48 inches, courtesy of the artist and Fredericks & Freiser, New York.

Marilyn Minter, Black Orchid, 2012, C-print, edition of three, AP 2, 86 by 57 inches, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York.

Mark Flood, Mild Eroticism, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 40 by 40 inches, courtesy of the artist and Zach Feuer Gallery, New York.

McDermott & McGough, With My Loneliness, 1967, 2013, inkjet and gouache on fine art paper, 22 by 30 inches, courtesy of the artists.

Rob Pruitt, World of Pandas (All Day Long), 2014, acrylic on canvas in artist frame, four panels, 14 by 11 inches each, 29 1/2 by 23 1/2 inches framed, courtesy of the artist.

Robert Mangold, Split Ring Study, 2010, pastel and black pencil on paper, 30 1/4 by 29 1/2 inches, courtesy of the artist.

Jules de Balincourt, Kosmic Kissers, 2010, oil, enamel, and spray paint on panel, 22 by 28 by 2 inches, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York.

Trenton Doyle HancockYou're Late, 2007, mixed media on canvas, 61 by 61 inches, courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York and Shanghai.


Viewing of the artwork will take place at Christie's New York, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, on March 1-5. The auction is March 6 at 10 a.m. A by-invitation-only preview party is March 2.

In addition to the New York auction, CAMH will hold its annual gala and art auction in Houston on April 4. Chaired by Susie and Sanford Criner and Marita and J.B. Fairbanks, the event will honor three remarkable women and longtime CAMH supports: Carol C. Ballard, Sissy Kempner, and Marilyn Oshman.