Discover highlights from our Art Contemporain auction in Paris on 7 and 8 June 2016, including a collaborative work by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat from the collection of Sir Elton John and David Furnish.
In 1960s Rome, in the so-called ‘trident’ between Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna, artists such as Mario Schifano, Franco Angeli, Tano Festa, Giosetta Fioroni and Cesare Tacchi would meet to discuss art and politics over coffee, while dreaming about America. The Milanese sale on 25 and 26 May is proud to present 20 works from 1961 to 1968 in which each of these artists is represented, expressing the enduring vitality of Roman Pop Art.
Sotheby’s New York Contemporary Art Evening auction saw spirited bidding with participation from 34 countries, achieving a total of $242,194,000. Led by Cy Twombly’s rhapsody in blue loops from 1968 Untitled (New York City) and Francis Bacon’s arresting Two Studies for a Self-Portrait from 1970, the sale saw 95.4% of all lots sold – the highest sell-through rate in over six years.
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