The Contemporary Art Day Sale, which takes place in London on 27 June, presents an exciting selection of works by both established and emerging international artists. Highlights of the morning session include works by the leading names in post war and contemporary art today, including two arresting Abstrakte Bilder by Gerhard Richter, iconic works of American Pop - Sunset Nude by Tom Wesselmann and the striking Love sculpture by Robert Indiana - as well as Bridget Riley’s captivatingDanae. We are delighted to present seventeen outstanding works from the exceptional The Analytical Eye: The Branco Weiss Collection, which stand as a testimony to his highly selective curatorial vision and offer a remarkable compendium of post war concerns with abstract form. Further highlights include stunning examples of Lucio Fontana’s spatial investigations, with a beautiful Concetto Spaziale andTeatrino, a delicate early drawing by Cy Twombly, an extraordinarily rare blue relief by Sergio Camargo and a luminous Homage to The Square by Josef Albers.
The afternoon session opens with thrilling examples of today’s most sought-after upcoming artists, including Tauba Auerbach, Wade Guyton and Jacob Kassay, whilst also inaugurating Fredrik Vaerlsev’s auction debut. A captivating early Peter Doig painting, an ethereal and uncanny Polly Morgan, two witty sculptures by Maurizio Cattelan, and street pieces by Basquiat and Haring, as well as Banksy’s beguiling homage to female beauty with Venus, demonstrate the diverse selection of dynamic art works which lead the sale. We are also proud to offer a remarkable sculpture which defines Anish Kapoor’s artistic concerns with space, a sublime target painting by Ugo Rondinone, Jeff Koons’ enticing Mermaid Troll, and further pieces by Franz West, Rudolf Stingel, Adrian Ghenie and Dan Colen.
We look forward to welcoming you to our galleries from Saturday 22 June.
Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Day Auction realised £20,063,350 / $30,771,160 / €23,518,339. The top lot was Gerhard Richter’s 1986 oil on canvas Abstraktes Bild, which exceeded its estimate of £800,000 - £1,200,000 to realise £1,650,500. Another highlight was Peter Doig’s Boiler House, 1993, oil on canvas achieveing £626,500 ($960,863) against a pre-sale estimate of £350,000 - 450,000.