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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Third slice of Soulages ready to taste at Paris auction

06 February 2023

Millon’s March 6 sale in Paris is its third to be given over entirely to the graphic (engraved) work of Pierre Soulages (1919-2022).

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Soulages print goes to French buyer

30 January 2023

Bringing international interest to a Dorset auction, a limited edition Pierre Soulages (b.1919) print generated a strong bidding contest

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Mr Brainwash convinces the bidders

23 January 2023

Works by Mr Brainwash (b.1966) are becoming an increasingly common sight at auction.

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Leading figure Warhol stays lucrative for consignors

23 January 2023

A group of eight Andy Warhol (1928-87) prints came to auction at Van Ham (32% buyer’s premium including VAT) in Cologne at the end of last year, including a few of his most famous subjects from documented editions of the 1960-80s.

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Allen Jones: work to Sir Terence Conran’s taste

23 January 2023

Allen Jones (b.1937) is regarded as one of the pioneers of early British pop art.

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Lichtenstein and Warhol with a touch of Hockney

23 January 2023

Key artists in the American pop art movement such as Roy Lichtenstein (1923-97) and Andy Warhol (1929- 87) make big ticket prices.

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Shipshape and soup shape prints make Maine attraction

23 January 2023

Among the graphic works on offer in Thomaston Place’s Winter Enchantment sale in Maine on February 24-26 are these two prints by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

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Clive Barker: a sculptor who took a hard look at the Swinging Sixties

23 January 2023

In August and September 2021 London gallery Whitford Fine Art held an exhibition titled Sand Casts devoted to a British pop artist prominent in the Swinging Sixties who had renewed his successful career in the Nineties.

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A Lawyer Writes: Andy Warhol painting of Prince photograph creates a legal question of fair or foul use

23 January 2023

Final appeal court decision is now imminent in copyright conundrum

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Pop art: Pioneer Sir Peter Blake's accessible print editions

23 January 2023

The term ‘pop art’ normally conjures up images of colourful and ‘hip’ artworks from the 1950s-60s.

Ian Davenport’s Lift 2021

Lyon & Turnbull to hold House of St Barnabas charity auction

07 January 2023

Lyon & Turnbull is hosting a charity sale of Contemporary art to raise funds for The House of St Barnabas.

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London Art Fair returns to its regular slot of January

02 January 2023

Thomas Spencer Fine Art brings two Henry Moore bronzes to London Art Fair, which kicks off the capital’s art fair schedule with a rich selection of Modern and Contemporary works.

Harland Miller print

Dreweatts and Forum draw closer together with joint sale and combined departments

05 December 2022

Dreweatts and Forum Auctions are to hold their first joint sale this month.

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Enwonwu figures highly at auction

21 November 2022

In the last decade sculptures, as well as paintings, by Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu (1917-94) have become a valuable proposition.

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David Hockney printed works are among five lots to watch

24 October 2022

With estimates from £1000-25,000, here are five previews of upcoming items.

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Check out Whitney’s spontaneous design

24 October 2022

According to Munich saleroom Ketterer, the 3ft 4in (1.02m) square painting N. O. 9th . Ward, which is part of the sale on December 9, is the first work by the American artist Stanley Whitney (b.1946) ever to be offered at a German auction.

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Take a seat and have a discussion

24 October 2022

The central motif of Antoni Tàpies’ (1923- 2012) Personnage assis (Variation XI) has been the subject of many discussions among art historians.

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Soulages from 1981 on offer

24 October 2022

Among the potential highlights in Aguttes’ Contemporary Art auction in Neuilly on November 2 will be this work by Pierre Soulages (b.1919), 30 mai 1981.

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Feddens galore at British Art Fair

24 October 2022

Works by the Modern British artist were abundant as the event returned to Chelsea.

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Regular Lake Como villa visits left Hockney full of beans

24 October 2022

Watercolour given as thanks to his Heinz family host in 2003 now sells to a US collector.

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