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.


img_6-3.jpg

New York sales underline market strength

23 May 2022

Underlining the recovery of the post-covid art market, at the very top-end at least, the latest series of 20th and 21st century auctions in New York posted a record total for a flagship auction fortnight.

img_5-2.jpg

Warhol and Degas auction records fall in US

16 May 2022

Christie’s flagship sales of Modern and Contemporary art in New York produced a running total of $1.25bn (£1.02m) including premium from four evening auctions last week.

Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe picture sold at Christie's

Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe makes second highest auction price of all time

10 May 2022

One of five different coloured versions of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe silkscreen from 1964 fetched the second highest auction price of all time when it sold at Christie’s New York last night.

img_12-2.jpg

Africa art on the rise

25 April 2022

Investors are targeting the Post-war and Contemporary market for high returns as inflation soars and uncertainty reigns

img_14-2.jpg

Hockney drawings and prints bring demand in the North and South

25 April 2022

The expansion in prices for David Hockney (b.1937) has affected not just his large and famous works which now sell for multi-millions but also his smaller drawings and printed works that fall further down the price scale.

img_22-2.jpg

Distinctive body of work by Antes

25 April 2022

Since 1962, when the German artist Horst Antes (b.1936) first introduced his profile of the male figure to his art, it has become an instantly recognisable aspect, not only of his paintings and lithographs but also of his sculptures.

img_15-1.jpg

McPhail auction record fleshed out to £20,500

25 April 2022

Interest from both trade and private buyers helped set an auction record for Paul McPhail (b.1966) at Sworders’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest sale of Modern and Contemporary art.

img_26-1.jpg

TEFAF New York back in the groove two years later

25 April 2022

With heroic bearing, patrician features and draped fabric fit for a Roman emperor, an iron bust by Kehinde Wiley exemplifies the spirit of TEFAF New York.

img_22-3.jpg

Kneffel is the realistic choice

25 April 2022

Passengers on the Cunard liner Queen Mary 2 encounter paintings by the German artist Karin Kneffel (b.1957) whenever they visit the Britannia restaurant: eight of her monumental paintings of fruit adorn the walls. A more accessible way of finding a work by her presents itself at the June 1-3 sale at Grisebach in Berlin. On offer is her diptych (F XXXVIII) from 1997 which consists of two canvases, each measuring 5ft 11in x 5ft 11in (1.8 x 1.8m).

img_22-4.jpg

Bravo to ZERO

25 April 2022

The starting point for the careers of many of the most successful Post-war German artists was the group ZERO which came into existence in the late 1950s.

img_26-3.jpg

Twin powers: artistic brothers

25 April 2022

Identical twin brothers Josep and Pere Santilari (b.1959) star in Stuart Lochhead Sculpture’s exhibition Masters of Realism: Vanitas, Kunstkammer & Still Lifes.

img_16-1.jpg

Surf’s up for Maggi Hambling

25 April 2022

A small work by Maggi Hambling (b.1945) was among the pieces of Modern and Contemporary art attracting interest recently at Parker Fine Art Auctions (25% buyer’s premium).

img_15-4.jpg

Artist Lynch keeps it real

25 April 2022

Not all Contemporary art has to be either abstract or wacky.

img_16-2.jpg

Smaller Gear still packs plenty of punch

25 April 2022

William Gear (1915-97) is among the Modern Scottish artists whose work regularly appears at auction.

img_23-1.jpg

Miró given stamp of approval

25 April 2022

This painting by Joan Miró (1893-1983) titled 'L’Oiseau Bleu' will feature in a Modern and Contemporary Art sale to be held by Beaussant Lefèvre at Drouot on June 3.

img_26-4.jpg

Jim Moir fits the bill

25 April 2022

This painting of a blackbird is one of a flock of avian paintings featured at Grosvenor Gallery’s show See them Richards? It features the work of Jim Moir (b.1959) – more familiar to most as the comedian Vic Reeves (his stage name).

img_16-3.jpg

Works by Bratby and Lowndes emerge at Halls

25 April 2022

One of the highlights at the timed online of Modern and Contemporary Art Auction at Halls of Shrewsbury, which closes on May 2, is a large painting of sunflowers by John Bratby (1928-92).

img_27-1.jpg

Homage to Hockney

25 April 2022

Rob Fisher painted 'Splash Test One' specially for inclusion in the exhibition Splash: Ode to Hockney.

img_23-2.jpg

Vasarely on repeat

25 April 2022

The catalogue cover lot for the sale of Contemporary Art at Aguttes in Neuilly on April 28 will be this 2ft 7in x 2ft 5½in (78.5 x 75cm) acrylic on panel from 1983 by Victor Vasarely (1906-97) titled Pereg.

img_27-2.jpg

Portrait by royal approval

25 April 2022

A full-length portrait of the queen by Nicky Philipps is among the highlights at Fine Art Commission’s exhibition of Royal Portraits this spring.

Categories

News

Tags in this section