Contemporary Art Online | Paris

Online Auction: 25 May–3 June 2020 • 3:00 PM CEST • Paris
Contemporary Art Online | Paris 25 May–3 June 2020 • 3:00 PM CEST • Paris

The spring 2020 edition of Contemporary Art Online | Paris is guest curated by Marine Van Schoonbeek, President and co-founder of Thanks for Nothing, a philanthropic platform bridging the art industry and civil society to defend citizens' projects campaigning for the defense of human rights, access to education and environmental protection.

For the third edition of Contemporary Art Online - Paris, Van Schoonbeek's careful selection reflects her discerning eye.

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Marine Van Shoonbeek's Picks

Louise Nevelson
louise nevelson | wall relief
Estimate 70,000 – 100,000 EUR
Louise Nevelson
Marine Van Schoonbeek: "I am fascinated by Louise Nevelson’s avant-garde assemblages which I had the chance to closely study when I was working at the Chicago MCA. This sculptor, who was a pupil of Hans Hoffmann and Diego Rivera, broke free from the codes of her time by abandoning color in favor of raw material."
Sam Francis
sam francis | sans titre [untitled]
Estimate 45,000 – 55,000 EUR
Sam Francis
Marine Van Schoonbeek: "How not to select such an appealing composition by one of the greatest masters of abstract expressionism which obviously marks a major turning point in twentieth century art history and whose radical gestural works are today taking their rightful place!"
Ulla Von Brandenburg
ulla von brandenburg | frau im kostüm
Estimate 4,000 – 6,000 EUR
Ulla Von Brandenburg
Marine Van Schoonbeek: "This work echoes to a theme dear to this great artist's heart that is central to "The middle is blue", a permanent installation at the Palais de Tokyo echoing our need of dramatization. It also reminds me of Caldéron's major play, The Grand Theater of the World."
Théo Mercier
théo mercier | petit et grand koudou
Estimate 6,000 – 8,000 EUR
Théo Mercier
Marine Van Schoonbeek: "I was really impressed by his exhibition at the Musée de la chasse in 2019 entitled Every Stone Should Cry. His works reveal the tensions existing between man and nature which were also amazingly staged by Laurent Le Bon in another great show entitled Cabinets de curiosités at the Hélène and Edouard Leclerc foundation last summer."

Contemporary Art | Paris features works from some of the most important female artists from the Post-war and contemporary eras such as Louise Nevelson, Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith.

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