David Colman, ‘Save Me’, 2015, Public Art Fund Benefit Auction 2015

Estimated value: $1,100

Colman’s sculptural assemblages are notable for their wit and ambiguity. Here an ostensibly simple representation of frugality blossoms with implicit messages, on topics ranging from environmentalism to civic responsibility.

About David Colman

David Colman is a longtime writer for The New York Times and numerous glossy magazines, as well as a visual and performance artist and curator. Colman’s best-known artworks are his assemblages, which share the spirit and the spatial sensibility of Gerald Murphy’s iconic Jazz Age paintings. His performance work, which Colman says “addresses the social and aesthetic role that art plays in society and in the lives of individuals,” has been presented by the Public Art Fund, New York, and featured at Art Basel Miami Beach.