Luca Giordano’s Apollo and Daphne.
A Selling Exhibition Curated By Scott Schaefer
Painting Passion: The Baroque in Italy
24 January-7 February, New York
Curated by Scott Schaefer, Painting Passion: The Baroque In Italy examines Italian painting of the 17th century in its various themes and genres. This curated exhibition features an intimate selection of the finest Italian Baroque painting, from the most important artistic centres of the peninsula.
Jean-Paul Riopelle’s Composition.
14 February-9 March, S|2 New York
Canadian Abstraction showcases the best examples of works by members of the Automatistes, Painters 11, the Plasticiens and their contemporaries — Canadian art movements that are well-known to collectors internationally. There has not been an exhibition like this outside of Canada in decades and we have seen that the international market has a strong appetite for important works of this period. The exhibition will be supported by Sotheby’s senior staff members in both New York and Toronto.
Danh Vo’s Alphabet (B), 2011.
Curated by Bert Kreuk
30 January-4 March, S|2 London
Curated by Bert Kreuk, Just Now showcases a selection of assertive and witty works by some of the most sought-after and stimulating contemporary artists today.
Gaetano Pesce’s Rag Armchair, 1970.
4-15 February, Paris
Following his 2012 exhibition ‘Pieces for the Body’ at the Basia Embirikos Gallery, works from Gaetano Pesce’s oeuvre, some never before seen, will be included in this selling exhibition at Sotheby’s Paris. In addition the exhibition features works that are also in the collections of MoMA and the Meropolitan Museum in New York, the V&A in London and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. At the same time, Sotheby’s Paris will also be hosting a non-selling exhibition, Pierre Staudenmeyer: La Passion Céramique, running from 4 to 15 February. Both exhibitions are closed on 9 February.
Harry Bertoia’s Sculpture Screens, 1956. Two works from a set of ten to be included in this selling exhibition.
Bertoia: A Celebration of Sight and Sound
11 February-9 March, S|2 New York
With a focus on the ability of light and space to mimic three-dimensional effects, the work of Harry Bertoia marries aesthetic ideals and intellectual concepts to create abstract forms inspired by those found in nature. Comprised of more than 30 sculptures drawn from both private collections and public commissions, this S|2 selling exhibition features some of the finest examples of Bertoia's organic and sonambient works to ever appear on the market.