A Pivotal Richter Abstrakt Headlines The London Sales, With Katy Wickremesinghe

London | 12 – 13 October 2023

Katy Wickremesinghe, cultural commentator, takes us inside Sotheby's for a review of some of the highlights of The London Sales, part of The London/Paris Sales presented in partnership with CELINE, and coinciding with the world-renowned Frieze and Paris + par Art Basel art fairs.

The Contemporary Evening Auction features artists and artworks that capture the seismic shifts that occurred in art in the latter half of the 20th Century. Beginning with Post-War abstraction in America and Europe, Minimalism and the Pop Art movement, and into the critical postmodern inquiries of the 1980s and 1990s, the masterworks of the Contemporary Art Evening Auction bring into focus the plurality of visions, identities, and artistic innovations that shaped the trajectory of art history as we know it today.

The Now Evening Auction brings together a tightly curated selection of works by the best artists of the 21st century. The sale serves as a platform for the most coveted, cutting-edge works on the market, as well as providing a masterpiece context for well-established artists and addressing the outstanding demand for young and emerging artists.

The Contemporary Day Auction combines an exceptional selection of contemporary works, by both British and international artists. It brings together an exciting group of works by some of the most sought-after artists of the moment such as Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Alex Katz and Jonas Wood.

Please watch the livestreams of The Now Evening Auction and Contemporary Evening Auction taking place on 12 October at Sotheby’s London, viewable on YouTube and sothebys.com.

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