De Wain Valentine Curved Waterwall
June 19, 2012
This month’s issue of Art + Auction highlights 50 of the next most collectible artists, and one of the artists happens to be De Wain Valentine.
After the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time exhibits, Valentine’s work has received increased attention from an international audience. In October 2011, LAMA set a new world auction record for Valentine, selling Circle for $32,500, more than six times its high estimate of $5,000. In the recent May 6, 2012 Modern Art & Design Auction, Valentine’s Gold Circle (1971), reached $31,250, continuing the artist’s desirability.
On October 7, 2012, to celebrate LAMA’s 20th anniversary, a large-scale De Wain Valentine sculpture, Curved Waterwall (1990), will go up for auction. Curved Waterwall was commissioned for the consignor (pictured in the image above) to be used as an outdoor sculpture. Measuring over 6 feet tall, this sculpture is one of the largest of Valentine’s works ever to be offered at auction.
De Wain Valentine
Estimate $50,000 – 100,000
To be offered on October 7, 2012