On the Block

Cindy Sherman launched her career here, while Marilyn Minter arrives 2015. So it%26rsquo;s only fitting that these two art-world luminaries are among the 30 lots on the block to benefit the institution that has been a portal to the avant-garde for nearly 70 years. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston blows out 65 candles with a blowout NYC weekend that begins with the coup of being highlighted in Christie%26rsquo;s First Open auction of Post War and Contemporary Art Thursday, March 6. If you can%26rsquo;t make the jaunt to Manhattan to be in on the paddle action at Christie%26rsquo;s Rockefeller Center, bid online. To preview lots by notables from Theaster Gates to Pat Steir, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Houston%26rsquo;s own Trenton Doyle Hancock %26mdash;%26nbsp;all of whom have graced the museum%26rsquo;s walls %26mdash; peruse camh.org; to get into the bidding game, register at christies.com. For collectors and the curious, the recently minted Minter is estimated at $40,000-plus, while the Sherman may be yours for less than six figures.

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