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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Tillyer hailed as the ‘best since Constable’

15 January 2018

A retrospective of William Tillyer (b.1938) running at Bernard Jacobson this month is only the first in a series of events planned relating to the British artist at the Duke Street gallery this year.

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International line-up at London Art Fair in Islington

08 January 2018

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the London Art Fair (LAF), which has grown from 30 UK exhibitors in its first edition to its current 131-strong international line-up. They will fill the floor at Islington’s Business Design Centre from January 17-21.

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Uecker is nailed on as greatest hit of the influential Zero group

02 January 2018

Paintings by major exponents of Expressionism almost invariably occupy many of the top slots in the modern and contemporary art sales staged in late autumn across Germany and Austria.

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Dealer demonstrates his own art skills

04 December 2017

A collection of paintings on show at contemporary art gallery Daniel Raphael offers a glimpse into the life of a well-known dealer.

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Auction in support of Gainsborough

09 October 2017

Leading UK artists have donated works for an auction raising funds to establish a national centre for the artist Thomas Gainsborough.

Francis Bacon’s ‘Head with Raised Arm’

Mixed night for Francis Bacon at Christie’s

06 October 2017

Two works from Francis Bacon’s (1909-1992) famous ‘Popes’ series met with contrasting fates at Christie’s latest post-war and contemporary art evening auction.

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David Hockney’s Grand Canyon landscape lifts Sotheby’s ‘Frieze’ week auctions

06 October 2017

Sotheby’s latest evening sale of Contemporary art in London raised a total of £50.3m including premium with a landscape by David Hockney (b.1937) among the lots drawing bidders.

Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury, Suffolk

Works by Maggi Hambling and Antony Gormley to feature in auction to help ‘transform’ Gainsborough’s House into national centre

04 October 2017

An auction of contemporary and post-war British art will be held in Sudbury this month to raise funds to establish a national centre for the artist Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88).

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Outsiders come for sale in Newcastle

02 October 2017

One of the UK’s largest collections of Outsider art will to be offered for sale at Newcastle auctioneers, Anderson & Garland on October 18.

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London show features the works of impasto master Bram Bogart

25 September 2017

Vigo Gallery will feature an exhibition of the works by Dutch-born Belgian artist Bram Bogart (1921-2012) at Frieze Masters (October 5-8) and at its gallery at Dering Street, London (October 11-November 11).

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New Glasgow Boy Steven Campbell features in three Scottish art shows

18 September 2017

Three gallery shows will focus on Scottish art of the later 20th century.

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A second Francis Bacon pope painting comes to Christie’s Frieze week auction roster

15 September 2017

Are Francis Bacon pope pictures like buses? Just a week after revealing details of the auction of Bacon’s 'Head with Raised Arm' (1955), Christie’s has now unveiled Bacon’s 'Study of Red Pope 1962 2nd version 1971', which will also be offered at auction in October to coincide with Frieze week.

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Christie’s sale brings home the Bacon

11 September 2017

A rediscovered Francis Bacon is to be offered at Christie’s next month with a £7m-10m estimate.

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Urban Art Fair in Brixton – "a gold mine of creativity"

11 September 2017

Tim Sutton organises the successful annual two-day Urban Art Fair in Brixton in July, where this year around 15,400 visitors spent nearly £15,000 buying works from 200 artists. Art was strung out along the railings and on stalls in Josephine Avenue.

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Christie’s brings home the Bacon with auction of rediscovered painting

05 September 2017

A rediscovered Francis Bacon is to be offered at Christie’s next month with a £7m-10m estimate.

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Frost is hot in a volatile climate

28 August 2017

A raft of contemporary and post-war art featured in the busy August schedule in Scotland. Such art remains a picky and tempestuous market north of the border. The latest results were scattered with a mix of bullish and more subdued results.

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European union is revived at Whitford Fine Art

03 July 2017

Whitford Fine Art’s ongoing exhibition Trans-Channel Crossing brings together works by four artists, two from the UK and two from Continental Europe, who lived and worked in both places after the Second World War.

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Music and dance make impromptu performance

03 July 2017

Kevis House Gallery’s exhibition 'Impromptu' features the works of Frances Hatch depicting musicians and dancers.

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Warhol’s first ‘selfie’ sells for £5.2m at Sotheby’s auction

29 June 2017

One of pop artist Andy Warhol’s first self-portraits was hammered down at £5.2m in a London sale.

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New world record price achieved for Australian artist at auction

26 June 2017

A painting by UK-born Australian artist Sir Russell Drysdale (1912-1981) has fetched AUD$2.97m when it was sold by Mossgreen in Adelaide on Sunday 25 June. The price is the fifth highest at auction for any Australian artwork.

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