Contemporary Curated

Live Auction: 2 October 2020 • 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM EDT • New York
Contemporary Curated 2 October 2020 • 10:00 AM EDT • New York

S otheby’s is pleased to announce select works for advance viewing from this season’s Contemporary Curated auction in New York, with co-curators Virgil Abloh, Chief Creative Director and Founder of Off-White and Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton, and Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer at Mercedes-Benz. Sotheby’s is honored to open the sale with Project Geländewagen, the first outcome of the collaboration between Abloh and Wagner, in which a special, one-of-a-kind Mercedes-Benz maquette will be auctioned for charity as the first lot of the Sale.

Auction Highlights

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In addition to this special art piece by Abloh and Wagner, our Curator’s Selects by Barkley L. Hendricks, Kerry James Marshall, Rashid Johnson, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland and Gerhard Richter are available here for advance viewing.

Inspired by Sensual Purity—the Aesthetic Soul of Mercedes-Benz
Works Sold to Benefit the High Line | Lots 210-214
Choiceworks: Lots 219-233
Property from a Private Collection
Sotheby’s is honored to offer Property from a Private Collection in the October 2 Contemporary Curated Sale, a studied and refined, yet irreverent and daring collection of works. Led by a rare assembly of important Joseph Cornell collages, the Private Collection also features a duo of intimate and seminal Jean Dubuffet works on paper, including El Golea which was recently shown at the Morgan Library and Museum in the Dubuffet Drawings 1935-1962 exhibition, as well as a comprehensive survey of the painting of celebrated Chicago Imagist Ed Paschke. Unbound by geography and movement, the group instead speaks to a love for artists who follow individual paths outside of the stylistic mainstream, representing a rare opportunity to acquire early, important works by some of the twentieth-century’s most trailblazing creative thinkers.

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