Innovative and Affordable Art in the NOW! Auction

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This February, Sotheby’s will hold the fourth edition of the highly successful NOW! auction. Centered on high quality art at accessible prices, the sale presents a range of pieces from our Contemporary, Design, Photographs and African art departments. This year, Sotheby's is collaborating with publishing house We Do Not Work Alone, linking art with daily life, and their distinctive vision will put the spotlight on a selection of works in the sale. Click ahead to view highlights.

NOW!
28 February 2018 | 10:30am & 2:30pm CET | Paris

Innovative and Affordable Art in the NOW! Auction

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    Lot 11
    Tom Wesselman, 1985. Study for bedroom blonde with green wallpaper. Estimate: €45,000–65,000.

    In this iconic work of maximum visual intensity, Tom Wesselmann, one of the artists at the forefront of the American pop art movement, revisits and reworks the timeless subject of the female nude. Wesselmann’s nudes are instantly recognisable, emblematic representatives of Pop Art.

    Lot 12
    Jean Prouvé, 2 standard chairs, created circa 1950. Estimate: €4,000–5,000.

    Lot 83
    Ashanti doll, Akan, Ghana. Estimate: €1,000–2,000.
    Collection Karl-Heinz Krieg, acquis in situ ca. 1960.

    Lot 125
    Edward Weston, Shell, 1927. Estimate: €5,000–7,000.
    Silver print, printed by Cole Weston, the artist son, flush-mounted to card. On the reverse of the card, signed in pencil by Cole Weston on the Weston negative stamp.

    Lot 128
    Olivier Sévère, Lampe, 2017. Estimate: €1,000–1,500.
    From a series of two unique pieces realised especially for the NOW! Auction.

    NOW!
    28 February 2018 | 10:30am & 2:30pm CET | Paris
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    Lot 22
    Serge Poliakoff, 1906–1969. Composition abstraite. Executed in 1960–1966. Estimate: €40,000–60,000.

    The present work perfectly exemplifies Serge Poliakoff’s unparalleled ability to marry shape, colour and texture into an organic abstract whole.

    Lot 19
    Jacques Quinet, Lampe, 1970. Estimate: €800–1,200.

    Lot 23
    Pablo Picasso, Têtes. Estimate: €2,000–3,000.
    Inscribed Edition Picasso on the reverse terre de faience pitcher Executed in 1956, this work is part of an edition of 500.

    NOW!
    28 February 2018 | 10:30am & 2:30pm CET | Paris
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    Lot 104
    Mathieu Mercier, Mr. Estimate: €400–500.

    Executed in 2012, this work is part of an edition of 70, edited by Macumbanightclub.
    On the border between everyday objects and pieces of art, We Do Not Work Alone choose a fine selection of works by young artists which perfectly represent the Now! Concept.

    Lot 128
    Olivier Sévère. Lampe, 2017. Estimate: €1,000–1,500.
    From a series of two unique pieces realised especially for the NOW! auction.

    Lot 222
    Olivier Sévère. Lampe, 2017. Estimate: €1,000–1,500.
    From a series of two pieces realised especially for the NOW! Auction.

    Lot 166
    Florentine & Alexandre Lamarche-Ovize, Barbodoigts (pak choy), 2017. Estimate: €2,000–3,000.

    Lot 271
    Karina Bisch. Painting for living, collection “Exposition-à-porter”, 2015. Estimate: €800–1,200.

    NOW!
    28 February 2018 | 10:30am & 2:30pm CET | Paris
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    Lot 6
    Rena Dumas and Peter Coles, Fauteuil, Collection Pippa, branded 'HERMÈS PARIS', 1983. Estimate: €2,000–3,000.

    Designed by Rena Dumas and Peter Coles for Hermès, this chair belongs to the emblematic Pippa collection which elegantly combines wood and leather in the pure spirit of the French luxury brand.

    Lot 1
    Nicolas De Staël, Composition, 1946. Estimate: €12,000–18,000.

    Lot 10
    Mumuye figure, Nigeria, acquired circa 1970. Estimate: €2,000–3,000.

    NOW!
    28 February 2018 | 10:30am & 2:30pm CET | Paris
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    Lot 43
    Pierre Soulages, Lithographie 41. Estimate: €2,000–3,000.

    A master of black, Pierre Soulages is undeniably one of the most important living French artists. This beautiful print is an example of his unparalleled skill in structuring voids and planes of colour with nuance. Executed in 1979, this work the artist’s proof from an edition of 95, printed by Apiaw Editeur, Paris. 

    Lot 46
    Bamana headdress, Mali. Estimate: €1,500—2,500.
    Collection Max Pellequer, Paris.

    Lot 8
    Roger Capron, Coupe, 1955. Estimate: €450–650.

    NOW!
    28 February 2018 | 10:30am & 2:30pm CET | Paris
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    Lot 78
    Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Nieves, Cuaderno de la Mañana, vers 1940. Estimate: €5,000–7,000.

    Mexico was an important place for surrealist artists. This photograph by Manuel Alvarez Bravo is a very classical nude Nieves that reflects poetry and surrealism. The veil on which the model is lying is also a typical accessory which influences and creates a 'reality'.

    Lot 61
    Hans Arp, Variables Bild (3 x 7 = 21 Formen), 1964. Estimate: €2,000–3,000.

    Lot 64
    Michel Pigneres, Tabouret, vers 1970. Estimate: €1,800–2,000.

    NOW!
    28 February 2018 | 10:30am & 2:30pm CET | Paris
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    Lot 215
    Edgar Martins, Untitled (11:05 pm, Oeiras, Portugal), The Accidental Theorist, 2007.
    Estimate: €2,000–3,000.

    This wonderful print by Edgar Martins shows how he masters colour by superimposing an abstract layout.

    Lot 153
    Louis Sognot, Table basse, vers 1955. Estimate: €1,000–1,500.

    Lot 182
    César, Carte Noire. Estimate: €10,000–15,000.

    NOW!
    28 February 2018 | 10:30am & 2:30pm CET | Paris
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    Lot 283
    Masque, Ijo, Nigeria. Estimate: €1,000–1,500.

    This stunning Ijo mask reveals the power and dynamism of African art which contrasts subtly with contemporary art and 20th century design.

    Lot 271
    Karina Bisch, Painting for living, collection “Exposition-à-porter”, 2015. Estimate: €800–1,200.

    NOW!
    28 February 2018 | 10:30am & 2:30pm CET | Paris
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