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Eric Fischl
Why it’s undervalued: Fischl’s appeal lies in his limited output: There simply aren’t a huge number of his works on the marketplace, and his paintings come to auction relatively infrequently. Plus, his prices never really shot up during the boom, but “if you take a mid- to long-term perspective, his market price has to be adjusted as going up,” given his significance, says Simon de Pury.

What’s on the block: Dog Days (1983), above, on sale at Christie’s May 13, with an estimate of $800,000 to $1.2 million. True, the estimate is on Fischl’s high end, but the painting—which “buzzes with a strange sexual tension,” as per Christie’s catalog copy—is an early work that was shown in the same 1986 Whitney Museum show as Fischl’s record-setting work Daddy’s Girl (which sold for $1.92 million in 2006), and it has never before appeared on the secondary market.


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