On 25 September, Sotheby’s will introduce Contemporary Curated; a new, editorialised version of the mid-season sale offering diverse perspectives from today’s tastemakers. Renowned curators, art collectors, artists, and designers, as well as influential figures from the fashion, food, cultural and political spheres will contribute their unique view on works cutting across a range of contemporary genres and price points.
Our September Contemporary Curated sale brought a total of $13,776,188, the highest ever for a various owner mid-season Contemporary Art sale at Sotheby's. The auction was led by Mark Bradford's Curtis, 2007 which sold for $2,285,000, setting a new record for the artist at auction. Other highlights included Alice Neel's Portrait of the Judge as a Young Activist, 1964 which sold for $437,000, nearly four times the estimate.