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.


Cattle market in print form at Reading Contemporary Art Fair

18 April 2017

A framed limited edition print is Cattle Market by Jo Willis priced at £170, measuring 12 x 12in (30 x 30cm). It will be for sale at the Reading Contemporary Art Fair this weekend.


A modern look at traditional India

01 April 2017

Crane Kalman’s upcoming exhibition Jethro Buck – Axis Mundi features recent work by a contemporary artist interested in Indian miniature painting.


Sculpture in the Sixties

01 April 2017

Among the pieces available at Pangolin London’s ongoing exhibition Sculpture in the Sixties is Tower, a painted fibreglass and aluminium work by Nigel Hall (b.1943).


International previews: Stuttgart

01 April 2017

On March 30 Nagel in Stuttgart is devoting a specialist sale to modern and contemporary art from the collection of Roland Hänssel, who founded the art publishing house Manus Presse in 1961.

Christie’s auction house

Christie’s drops London summer Contemporary art auctions

27 March 2017

Christie’s has dropped its London summer sales of post war and Contemporary art in favour of its two annual auction series in this category taking place in March and October.

Sotheby's contemporary art auctions

Currency weakness helps London auction fortnight to record figures

14 March 2017

The latest series of Impressionist & Modern and Contemporary art auctions in London showed a dramatic improvement on the equivalent sales last year and the overall premium-inclusive total represented a record in terms of sterling.


Dealer's show casts light on 'undervalued' Lucio Fontana sculptures

03 March 2017

An upcoming exhibition at M&L Fine Art features the ceramics and sculpture of Lucio Fontana, the artist best remembered for his slash paintings.


Dealer portal launched by Affordable Art Fair is first of its kind

13 February 2017

The Affordable Art Fair (AAF) has launched an e-commerce site, the first dealer portal to be officially linked with a fair.

London dealer sues artist’s foundation in New York

06 December 2016

London’s Mayor Gallery has filed a complaint in New York state court claiming the Agnes Martin foundation acted wrongly when rejecting works submitted for authentication.

Claude Monet Meule

10 highlights from the Modern and Contemporary art auctions in New York

21 November 2016

The flagship Modern and Contemporary art sales in New York in November are an important bellwether of the global art market. This year a total of $1.29bn (£1.03bn) changed hands, including the auctioneers’ premium. Here ATG picks 10 individual highlights from around the salerooms.

Hockney Woldgate Woods

Hockney auction record among highlights of Sotheby’s New York sale

18 November 2016

An auction record for British artist David Hockney was one of the highlights at a robust Contemporary art sale at Sotheby’s New York last night.

Abstraktes Bild (809-2) by Gerhard Richter

‘Slowhand’ turns vendor as Eric Clapton sells $19.5m Gerhard Richter at Christie’s

16 November 2016

A large abstract painting by Gerhard Richter consigned by musician Eric Clapton was among the highlights of last night’s auction at Christie’s New York.

Vic & Bob

Comedian Vic Reeves' artworks to be auctioned in Kent

11 November 2016

TV star Vic Reeves may be best known for his zany comedy double act with Bob Mortimer, but he is also said to be an accomplished artist, counting Damien Hirst as a fan.

David Bowie by Gavin Evans

David Bowie collection puts in electric live performance

11 November 2016

Sotheby’s sale of David Bowie’s collection got off to a flying start in London last night. The collection was clearly ‘there to be sold’ but the Bowie provenance turned what may otherwise have been a solid sale into a bumper proposition.

David Bowie sale at Sotheby's

Ten shots from Sotheby’s viewing of David Bowie’s art collection

02 November 2016

Over 400 works from David Bowie’s collection have now gone on view at Sotheby’s in advance of the three-part auction in London on November 10-11.


Fashion star Tommy Hilfiger to sell Basquiat, Hirst and Warhol at auction

31 October 2016

US fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger has picked Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art auction in New York to sell five paintings from his personal collection.

Girl with balloon

Banksy sells out at Forum Auctions

14 October 2016

Forum Auctions’ white-glove Banksy sale made more than £600,000 and set 15 records this week.

Hannibal by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Overseas bidders take advantage of weaker pound to lift Frieze-week auctions

11 October 2016

Fewer lots were on offer at this year’s Frieze-week auctions in London but demand generally held up with international bidders taking advantage of favourable exchange rates.

Lucy McKenzie’s Olga Korbut

‘Frieze Week’ evening sale at Christie’s tops expectations

07 October 2016

Christie’s post-war and Contemporary art evening auction posted a strong performance last night with international bidders visiting London during Frieze week helping to bump up the results.

Leslie Waddington by Sir Peter Blake

Christie’s sale of Leslie Waddington's collection brings lively start to London’s Frieze week

05 October 2016

The sale of Leslie Waddington's art collection drew a lively crowd to Christie’s last night as friends and family of the late art dealer watched bidders competing for virtually every single lot on offer.