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_33-2.jpg

John Shinnors among auction winners at Dreweatts

16 November 2020

Strong bidding emerged at Dreweatts’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest Modern & Contemporary Art auction as a work by Irish artist John Shinnors (b.1950) caught the eye of no fewer than eight trade and private buyers.

img_37-1.jpg

Warhol fascinated by Christmas kitsch

16 November 2020

Before he turned to painting cans of soup and Brillo boxes, Andy Warhol had to make a living by more conventional means.

img_38-4.jpg

Lam in the swim of things at Tajan

16 November 2020

Wifredo Lam’s untitled piscine painting from 1974 will be offered in the Modern Art auction to be held by Tajan in its Paris rooms on November 24.

img_43-7.jpg

5 Questions: Contemporary British art dealer Mark Jerram

16 November 2020

Mark Jerram specialises in contemporary figurative pictures and sculpture by Contemporary British artists at his business The Jerram Gallery in Dorset.

img_35-6.jpg

Life is a doodle for a 26-year-old

16 November 2020

Not too many artists appearing at regional auctions have over two million followers on Instagram but, then again, not too many are like Mr Doodle (b.1994).

img_36-5.jpg

Brazilian diplomat's modern art collection offered in Berlin auction

16 November 2020

As part of its Modern and Contemporary sales on December 3-4, Grisebach in Berlin is selling the collection of Mário Calábria, who for many decades combined his profession as a Brazilian diplomat with his passion for Modern art.

img_33-1.jpg

Post-war & Contemporary art: Middle market holding up despite supply issues at the top end

16 November 2020

The latest Post-war & Contemporary results produced some encouraging signs that supply and demand are holding up well in the £1000 to £50,000 level

img_37-3.jpg

Fernando Botero sculpture emerges at Van Ham in Cologne

16 November 2020

The Colombian artist Fernando Botero is primarily known for his exaggerated painted portrayals of people, a style that he also applied to his still-lifes and now goes by the name of Boterismo.

img_34-3.jpg

Auerbach etchings draw interest at Roseberys

16 November 2020

A group of three etchings by Frank Auerbach (b.1931), all head studies of fellow artists, were among the lots receiving interest at Roseberys’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest sale of Modern and Contemporary prints.

img_35-5.jpg

James Dodds prices buoyant in the saleroom

16 November 2020

James Dodds (b.1957) has been described as both ‘East Anglia’s most famous Contemporary artist after Dame Maggi Hambling’ and as ‘boatbuilding’s artist laureate’.

img_35-8.jpg

A new chapter of Simcock’s career

16 November 2020

As Keith Chapman of Modern Art Auctions in Scarborough says, he rarely prints catalogues but coming up in his next auction is “such a good collection of a very underrated artist, we have made an exception”.

img_34-2.jpg

Early Banksy spray painting makes waves at Bonhams

16 November 2020

The irrepressible Banksy (b.1975) led the day at Bonhams’ (27.5/25/20/13.9%) latest auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art in London.

img_42-5.jpg

Sales pitch perfect at Pangolin London

16 November 2020

David Mach’s collage 'Pitch Perfect' (2015) is among the works on offer at Sculptors’ Works on Paper, one of two extra exhibitions taking place at Pangolin London alongside 'Murmur'.

img_36-1.jpg

Calder gets mobile to create a saleroom record

16 November 2020

Works by Alexander Calder (1898-1976) proved to be the toast of a recent Hindman (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) sale of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

img_42-1.jpg

Contemporary exhibitions offering therapeutic works created in the lockdown

16 November 2020

A series of Contemporary exhibitions taking place in the UK this autumn feature works created by artists in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the first lockdown in the spring.

img_35-1.jpg

Francis Bacon lithograph triptych among highlights at Tennants

16 November 2020

Tennants’ (20% buyer’s premium) latest sale of Modern and Contemporary art generated some confident bidding both online and in the room, taking in limited-edition prints by famous names.

img_38-3.jpg

Corporate collection on offer to public

16 November 2020

Jackson’s is holding an auction on December 1-2 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, which will include more than 100 lots by Modern and Contemporary masters in a variety of media comprising primarily works that have been deaccessioned from a corporate collection.

img_37-2.jpg

Trademark grid work by Otto Piene

16 November 2020

Koller is holding a sale of Post-War and Contemporary art on December 5 in Zurich.

img_36-3.jpg

De Chirico’s mysterious squares emerge in two countries

16 November 2020

Throughout his long career, Giorgio de Chirico often returned to the subject ‘Piazza d’Italia’, one of the most familiar images among his metaphysical paintings.

img_36-6.jpg

Estève in the round at Aguttes

16 November 2020

Bula, a 1970 painting by Maurice Estève, will be one of the works on offer in Aguttes’ sale of Contemporary Art in Neuilly on December 14.

Categories

News