Contemporary Art

The wide and varied world of Post-war and Contemporary art has become a major part of the art market and a key sector for the leading auction houses.


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First-time fair exhibitor makes a tasty sale at London Art Fair

29 January 2024

The oil painting 'Four Pears' (1976) by British artist William Scott (1913-89) was one of the stand-out sales at London Art Fair.

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Hanley out of the mist at Portland Gallery show

22 January 2024

'Misty Landscape' (1987) is a characteristic work by British artist Liam Hanley (1933-2019) and one of the highlights in his retrospective at Portland Gallery next month.

Michael Morgan painting

Artist Michael Morgan makes presence felt on auction market

18 January 2024

West Country painter Michael Morgan’s (1928-2014) career as an artist took off rather late in life.

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Five questions with art dealer Nick Skipp

08 January 2024

Nick Skipp launched Nick Skipp Fine Art in 2022. He specialises in Modern European and British abstract art and studio ceramics alongside selected antiquities such as sculpture and pottery. Skipp exhibits at this week’s Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

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Circus lit up London fair venue nearly a century before artworks

02 January 2024

Picture on exhibitor’s stand depicts an equestrian act when Islington's Business Design Centre hosted agricultural shows

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Banksy screenprint with personal dedication is among five lots to watch this week

11 December 2023

With estimates from £1000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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In step with Guerrand-Hermès

06 November 2023

Between December 13 and 19 Sotheby’s Paris rooms will offer a series of live and online auctions of works from the collection of Hubert Guerrand-Hermès (1940-2016), a descendant of the founder of the famous firm Hermès.

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The web shop window: A 'frozen moment' piece of pop art

06 November 2023

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Looking at the bigger picture: Goetz Valien monumental work

06 November 2023

Highlights of the sale of Modern and Contemporary Art on November 16 at Clars in Oakland, California, will include works by Andy Warhol, the Latvian/American artist Raimonds Staprans, the American artist Gordon Onslow Ford and this monumental work by the Austrian artist Goetz Valien (b.1960).

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The sound of eighties classics

06 November 2023

On September 21 Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr (28/27/21/14.5% buyer’s premium) held a sale in Paris celebrating the decade of the 1980s.

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Howard Hodgkin opens a Moroccan door

06 November 2023

The British artist Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017) is well known as both a painter and printmaker.

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Multiple attractions of Boetti

06 November 2023

The textile works by Alighiero Boetti are instantly recognisable with their often geometric designs and brightly coloured embroidery.

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Modern and Contemporary art: middle market for 20th century makes a greater impact

06 November 2023

Many 20th century works are selling very healthily at mid-range price points

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Of a sunny disposition

23 October 2023

'Sun’s Daughter' is one of the highlights in the solo show on Contemporary artist Emily Young at Richard Green, held in association with Willoughby Gerrish.

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The rise of Mann in the year 1976

16 October 2023

In the summer of 1976, the British artist Sargy Mann (1937-2015) experienced a burst of creativity.

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Gallery’s eye on the lie of the land

16 October 2023

This oil on canvas 'Petworth Park, Early Spring', by Dennis Creffield (1992), is among the works on offer at Portland Gallery’s 'The Lie of the Land'.

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5 Questions with Post-War art dealer Luigi Mazzoleni

02 October 2023

Luigi Mazzoleni is among the exhibitors at Frieze Masters this year.

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Banksy reimagines Warhol with value branding

02 October 2023

'Only Banksy' was the title of a 24-lot offering at Forum Auctions (30/24/15% buyer’s premium inc VAT) in London.

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Pop art at Hindman puts avocado salad on the menu

18 September 2023

Hindman’s 116-lot auction of Post War & Contemporary Art on September 28 includes a classic pop art painting by Wayne Thiebaud that comes for sale from the estate of Kansas City collectors Morton and Estelle Sosland.

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Ching kingfishers catch bids

09 September 2023

Since the 1960s, birds have been the main subject matter of New Zealand artist Raymond Ching (b.1939).

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