Earlier this year, Jean-Michel Basquiat supplanted his mentor Andy Warhol as the most valuable American artist at auction with a new $110.5 million artist record established in New York. Now, these two leading American artists are headlining Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sales in London later this month, with Andy Warhol’s first self-portrait, a three-part frieze by Basquiat, and the sale of two collaborative works made by both artists from the collection of fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger. In a sale dominated by Pop art, these paintings are joined by Roy Lichtenstein’s Picasso-inspired Two Paintings with Dado, a red and green neon painting by Keith Haring from the artist’s first breakthrough show in 1982, and an imposing 3.5 metre tall Damien Hirst spot painting, coming to sale for the first time. Click ahead to see highlights from the sale.
Contemporary Art Evening Auction
28 June | London