T his November, Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Auction is honored to present an exciting collection of works ranging from the inception of American Pop Art to today. Anchored by an exceptional selection of some of the most distinguished private collections today, the auction will feature property from the Collection of William S. Paley and the Collection of Sherry and Joel Mallin. The auction will provide a platform to showcase the incredible collecting vision and influence of each notable patron. The auction will also present works from many of the most esteemed artists from the period such as, Andy Warhol, Alice Neel, Wayne Thiebaud, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Cy Twombly as well as a platform to highlight an exemplary selection of works from living artists like Laura Owens, Barbara Kruger, Robert Gober, Mark Tansey and Banksy. The Contemporary Day Auction is also proud to offer works by recently re-discovered and pioneering artists like Ernie Barnes, Lynne Drexler, Scott Kahn and Robert Colescott. Coinciding with major current museum exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and Fondation Louis Vuitton, the sale will also feature works by Wolfgang Tillmans and Joan Mitchell.
Sotheby’s Presents: The Contemporary Day Auction
Morning Session Highlights
Afternoon Session Highlights
A Life in Art: The Mallin Collection is a celebration of superb taste and a keen eye into the ethos of collecting across various categories that were assiduously assembled over the course of decades. Highlights from the collection will first headline the Contemporary Evening Sale on 16 November 2022 and will continue through to the Contemporary Day Sale on 17 November 2022.
Sotheby’s is proud to present The Collection of Geraldine and Harold Alden, an extraordinary selection of Contemporary Art. Assembled by Geraldine and Harold Alden with care and connoisseurship over decades, this Collection tells the story of a lifetime of collecting by a visionary couple: a pair who trusted their instinct and discerning eye to assemble a remarkable collection including important examples by Tom Wesselmann, Sam Francis, Bruce Nauman, Morris Louis, among others.
Sotheby’s is excited to present Commanding Abstraction: Female Artists from an Important North American Collection. A passionate collection of Contemporary abstract artists, this group includes spectacular examples by Carol Bove, Cecily Brown, Jacqueline Humphries, Laura Owens, Amy Sillman, and Tracy Emin.
This November we have a number of works being sold to benefit charitable causes. Featuring works by Keith Haring, Cecily Brown, Katherine Bradford among others, proceeds from this grouping will directly support important non-profit organizations.