Contemporary Discoveries
Online Auction: 12–18 August 2022 • 2:00 PM BST • London

Contemporary Discoveries 12–18 August 2022 • 2:00 PM BST • London

S otheby's August Contemporary Discoveries Auction in London is delighted to present works by some of the most sought after emerging artists, including Albert Willem, Fika Leon, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe and Francis Annan Affotey, as well as many renowned international artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Damien Hirst, Jordy Kerwick, Olafur Eliasson and Marc Quinn.

Auction Highlights

Featured Lot


Albert Willem, At Base Camp, 2020. Estimate: £10,000 – 15,000

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“Comedy has always been a big part of my family life. From childhood to this day, I’ve always been infatuated with stand up comedy, comedic television and film. I have a huge affinity to the works of 'Blackadder.' I guess you could say that I might have been a comic in a different life. I also find comedy is the best form of remedy no matter how one is feeling at any point. To have a painting make you laugh, or feel positive in any way, is the best form of reaction I could want to achieve.”
Albert Willem

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Ayako Rokkaku, Untitled, 2021. Estimate: £8,000 – 12,000


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