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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Twelve pieces of Post-War and Contemporary art coming up in autumn 2020

21 September 2020

Twelve pieces of Post-War & Contemporary art from upcoming auctions taking place in the UK and overseas.

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Wrapping the Pont Neuf – three times

21 September 2020

Christo (1935-2020) is famous for the series of monumental projects to wrap landmarks around the world undertaken with his wife and collaborator Jeanne-Claude (1935-2008).

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Cromwell Place: A new style of gallery space

21 September 2020

At a moment when dealers are exploring new ways to trade, Cromwell Place opens for business

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André Masson paintings from a V&A curator bring interest at Dominic Winter

21 September 2020

The works of French painter André Masson (1896-1987) are regarded as a bridge between Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism.

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Strong response to mixed media works at Roseberys

21 September 2020

A notable of feature of the Post-War and Contemporary art market is the wide variety of mediums employed.

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Market for authenticated Banksy screenprints flexes its muscles at specialist London sale

21 September 2020

Interest from overseas bidders appears to be lifting the market for Banksy (b.1974) prints to a higher level.

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Mayfair Art Weekend to run during London's Frieze Week for 2020

21 September 2020

Usually running during the summer high season of late June, this year’s Mayfair Art Weekend takes place during another peak of the London calendar: Frieze Week.

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Works of international appeal fire London market

21 September 2020

A work on paper by Czech artist Mikulas Medek (1926- 1971) drew strong competition at Chiswick Auctions’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest British & European Fine Art sale.

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Frieze Week goes virtual as 200 exhibitors prepare to participate at online event

21 September 2020

Usually the centrepiece of the London art market in October, Frieze has had to rethink the format of its two mammoth fairs.

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Reclusive Woodrow emerges in Yorkshire

21 September 2020

North Yorkshire saleroom Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) has a solid track-record with the artist Joash Woodrow (1927-2006). Eight of his top 10 auction prices are held by the Leyburn saleroom (source: Artprice by Artmarket).

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Satellite events and exhibitions for the autumn season in London

21 September 2020

A selection of gallery events taking place this autumn in London that focus on Post-War and Contemporary art.

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‘A key figure in London’s Caribbean Artists Movement’

21 September 2020

The auction record for modern Guyanese artist Aubrey Williams (1926-1990) was broken three times at auctions in the south of England this summer.

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The normal new: Contemporary art remains at the core of auction and retail market

21 September 2020

To seasoned observers, the market for Post-War and Contemporary art might not seem as novel as it once did. Sales in this area are now a core part of the auction calendar and the field has been regarded as having the highest potential for growth for over two decades.

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Grayson Perry’s 'The best of British' taken to new high at Phillips

21 September 2020

An auction record for Grayson Perry’s (b.1960) 'Britain is Best', a limited edition coloured embroidery depicting five loyalists from East Belfast, was set at Phillips (25% buyer’s premium) in London on September 10.

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Contemporary and Modern Art dealers switch to online to battle coronavirus impact

09 September 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, art galleries focused attention on online growth to try to mitigate the impact of closures globally.

‘Girl with Balloon’ by Banksy

Interest from overseas bidders lifts Banksy prints market to higher level

09 September 2020

Forum Auctions’ latest dedicated sale of Banksy (b.1974) prints was a white glove affair with all 24 lots selling and 22 individual auction records set for the editions to which they belong.

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Contemporary art duo draw strong interest at Roseberys

03 September 2020

Roseberys’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest sale of Modern & Contemporary British art had a stronger focus than usual on works from the second half of the 20th century.

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Belgrave St Ives goes to online

31 August 2020

Belgrave St Ives is moving from its premises of 22 years to operate as an online gallery from September 1. Formerly using a space on Fore Street, it will now run out of its studio and art store in nearby Towednack, where individual viewings may be arranged.

Lucian Freud portrait of John Richardson

Seven highlights from the John Richardson collection at Sotheby’s

03 August 2020

A collection of paintings, sculpture, works on paper and prints owned by the late art historian John Richardson is being offered at Sotheby’s later this year.

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Cliffs rise up at Pall Mall exhibition

20 July 2020

'Cliffs Edge, Porth Dafarch' by Martin Llewellyn is featured in an upcoming online exhibition on the artist at Panter & Hall.

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