Contemporary Art

Drawings, Collages and Contemporary Works on Paper from Boetti to Tàpies

By Sotheby's
Within the brand-new sale Contemporary Art Online | Milan , one can find a broad selection of works on paper spanning the post-war period up to contemporary days.

F rom drawings to collages and beyond, this selection offers a glimpse into the artists’ practices as well as different historical periods. Indeed, as pure expressions of the freedom and immediacy of their creative impetus, these works encompass a variety of techniques, aesthetics and subject matters.

The sale includes drawings by renowned post-war artists like Lucio Fontana and Osvaldo Licini, as well as colourful abstract compositions by Forma 1 artists Piero Dorazio and Antonio Sanfilippo. Works from the Arte Povera movement include Senza titolo (Pantere) by Alighiero Boetti (estimate €10.000 – 15.000), while the Roman Pop Art scene is well represented by Franco Angeli, with Of America from 1966 (estimate €2.000 – 3.000) and two emblematic works by Tano Festa, Senza titolo (estimate €5.000 - 7.000) and La sala dei biliardi (estimate €6.000 - 8.000). Among the highlights, Fili e Rami by Maria Lai (estimate €4.000 – 5.000) is an iconic work that sheds light onto the artist’s practice of sewing and engages the viewer in Lai’s topographical visions.

A variety of prints and editions by highly-sought after artists are also included in the sale. Among these, a poetic xylograph on paper, Avant d’etre musique by Hans Arp (estimate €600 – 800) and two very representative lithographs by Hans Hartung and Antoni Tàpies. Senza titolo by Agostino Bonalumi (estimate €1.500 – 2.000) is a more sculptural work on paper that seems to break through the two-dimensional plane, offering a glimpse into the artist’s major research on space and recalling his extroflections on canvas.

Covering a wide range of price points, the sale Contemporary Art Online | Milan allows one to buy works by leading artists who might be otherwise less affordable in another medium.

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