T his December, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art London Auction will offer a fantastic selection of works by leading post-war and Contemporary artists. Featuring an exciting range of works by artists such as Eddie Martinez, Julian Opie, A. R. Penck and Damien Hirst, and with estimates starting at only £400, the sale offers something for every collector, at every price level.
João Ribas, “The Paradox of Genre”, in Eddie Martinez, 2008
Tony Shafrazi, ‘Keith Haring. A Great Artist, A True Friend’, in Exh. Cat., The Keith Haring Show, Milan 2005, p. 72
Marco Livingstone, "Tom Wesselmann: Telling It Like It Is,” in Exh. Cat., Tokyo, Isetan Museum of Art, Tom Wesselmann; A Retrospective Survey 1969-1992, 1993, p. 21
This season’s Contemporary ArtLondon auction offers a brilliant selection of particularly vibrant paintings and works on paper. From Peter Schuyff’s electric green grid, to Frank Stella’s intricate layering of print making techniques to Alighiero Boetti’s vivid textile work, these pieces offer a glimpse into the artists’ experimentational manipulation of colour.
There is a strong presence of figurative work in this season’s Contemporary ArtLondon Auction. Artists throughout history have turned to the human figure as a source of inspiration, a narrative vehicle and even a means to flaunt their mastery of realistic depiction. From Julian Opie’s iconic simplified forms, to Tracey Emin’s emotionally charged depictions of the female nude to Tim Noble and Sue Webster’s darkly humorous sketches, these works testify to the enduring importance of figuration in contemporary art.