The 28 June sale of Contemporary Art achieved £52.2 million and affirmed that London remains a vibrant, global hub for the art market, despite the previous week’s Brexit vote. Watch Alex Branczik, Head of Contemporary Art, Europe, for a post-auction report on a remarkable evening that set records for works by Jenny Saville and Keith Haring.
The vastness of the art world has never been so easy to navigate. Grow your collection with exciting, fresh-to-market works by both emerging and established Contemporary artists with only the click of a button during the Contemporary Art Online auction from 15–29 July. Click ahead to preview the sale. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
The curriculum vitae of Los Angeles-based artist Glenn Kaino enumerates an impressive exhibition history – the Whitney Biennial; Prospect3, in New Orleans and Performa, to name just a few. But this maker of sculptures, installations and conceptual work also has enviable experience in the tech world, having served as a chief creative officer at the pioneering music streaming service Napster and leading the digital team at the Oprah Winfrey Network. Kaino’s creative intelligence and preternatural curiosity means that his artistic undertakings are never not wildly ambitious, conceptually rigorous and, like the industries he has worked in, often collaborative in nature.
Francis Bacon was captivated by French culture from the moment he first visited Paris as a young man in the late 1920s. He would return to the capital many times in his life, and from 1946 to the early 1950s, he lived and worked in Monaco. This summer, the city hosts an exhibition exploring the artist’s relationship with France and the Riviera. Opening in July at the Grimaldi Forum and sponsored by Sotheby’s, the show will feature more than 60 Bacon paintings alongside works by artists who inspired him, including Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso and Giacometti.
Susanne Van Hagen is a curator, author, collector, philanthropist and the founder of the Tokyo Art Club at the Palais de Tokyo. Her latest curatorial project is Animal Farm – Beastly Muses and Metaphors at Sotheby’s London S|2 gallery. Comprising more than 50 works by such artists as Lucian Freud, Adrian Ghenie, Sherrie Levine and Zhang Huan, the exhibition considers the relationship between humans and animals and is, as Van Hagen describes it, “our very own Noah’s Ark.” Click ahead to see ten of her highlights from the show. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
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