Andrew Masullo’s 4937, on offer in the upcoming Contemporary Art sale.
NEW YORK - As each season approaches, every Sotheby’s specialist makes a wish list of artists they are most excited by and hope to share their enthusiasm for by presenting them on the auction block. We often look at recent books, museum and gallery shows and of course we pay attention to the buzz among curators and critics. This season, all the stars aligned and our wish list was fulfilled! We have been entrusted with incredible pictures coming on the coat tales or preceding some of the most anticipated events and shows in the global art world. Each of these gems will be on the block on 21 September in our bi-annual to kick off the fall season in New York.
Wade Guyton’s Untitled, part of the Contemporary Art sale 21 September.
This past year, the Whitney Museum of American Art assembled an exceptional grouping of paintings by the San Francisco based artist Andrew Masullo. The Whitney presented the artist’s work on two separate walls with a dizzying array of boldly painted supple works that are candy for the eye. Timed with the Biennial, Carol Kino from the New York Times wrote one of the most insightful articles on the artist in years. This season, we are privileged to present a stunning work from 2007 by the artist.
Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity-Nets (Pink), offered in the Contemporary Art sale 21 September.
Over the course of the year Yayoi Kusama has covered the globe. Her much anticipated and critically celebrated show premiered at the Tate Gallery in London this past February; a unique selling exhibition, YAYOI KUSAMA – Hong Kong Blooms in My Mind, helped to inaugurate Sotheby’s newly renovated exhibition space in Hong Kong; and her work has invaded New York this summer again at the Whitney. Her intricate Infinity Nets tantalize the viewer. The hot pink painting by the artist offered this season is sure to capture every Kusama collector’s attention.
Finally, the ultimate must-see show this fall is the mid-career retrospective of Wade Guyton. Scott Rothkopf’s exhibition will cement Guyton’s reputation as one of the most intriguing and titillating painters today. The classic X painting offered this season is a pitch perfect, flawless example of Guyton’s iconography and imagery, which have captivated collectors, critics and institutions alike.