09 mars 2017

World auction record for Swiss artist Franz Gertsch at Sotheby's London sale

Oliver Barker fields bids at Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Contemporary Art, 8 March 2017. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Sotheby’s Evening Auction of Contemporary Art in London this evening exceeded its pre-sale high estimate to total £118,015,150 – an increase of 70% (GBP) / 43% (USD) on the equivalent sale last year. • 93.4% sold by lot, this was the third consecutive Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s with a sellthrough rate of over 90%. • Tonight’s sale exceeded the pre-sale estimate of £80.9-112.6m /... [Lire la suite]

11 février 2017

Christie's to offer Basquiat self-portrait from the collection of U2's Adam Clayton

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (1982). Oil stick on paper, 42⅝ x 30in. (108.3 x 76.2cm.) Estimate: £1 - 1.5m. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. LONDON.- Christie’s will present Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (1982, estimate: £1,000,000 - 1,500,000) from the collection of U2’s bassist Adam Clayton as a major highlight of the upcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 7 March. Held for over twenty-five years in Clayton’s collection, Untitled featured on the front cover of the catalogue for the exhibition... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2016

Christie's announces highlights from its Post-War and Contemporary Art Auctions in London

Gerhard Richter (B. 1932), Abstraktes Bild (811-2), signed, numbered and dated ‘811-2 Richter 1994’ (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 98 x 78 1/2 in. (250 x 200cm.). Painted in 1994. Estimate on Request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016 LONDON.- Christie’s will bring together a selection of international names in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Auctions on 29 and 30 June at London’s King Street. This season’s auctions are complemented by a strong core of Post-War and Contemporary... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2016

Basquiat sets artist record at Christie's New York sale at $57.3 million

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Untitled (detail), acrylic on canvas, Painted in 1982. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016.  NEW YORK, NY.- The May 10 evening sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art realized US$318,388,000 / £220,796,117 /€279,086,291 with sell-through rates of 87% by lot and 91% by value. The sale established 6 new world auction records for artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Agnes Martin, Mike Kelley, Richard Prince, Kerry James Marshall and Barry X Ball. The results of tonight’s sale brings the... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2016

Christie's announces top lot of Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale in New York

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Untitled (detail), acrylic on canvas, Painted in 1982. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will lead its May 10 Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art with Jean-Michel Basquiat’s explosive tour de force, Untitled, 1982, which is estimated to realize in excess of $40 million. Executed in Modena, Italy in the prime year of Basquiat’s meteoric career, Basquiat’s Untitled is an epic painting, with its monumental size and visceral energy marking it as one of the... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2014

Rare candid photographs of Jean-Michel Basquiat on view at Suzanne Geiss Company

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Reclining Nude. Photograph by Paige Powell, 1983. © Paige Powell. Courtesy The Suzanne Geiss Company.  NEW YORK, NY.- Suzanne Geiss Company presents Jean-Michel Basquiat, Reclining Nude, an exhibition of rare candid photographs of Jean-Michel Basquiat taken by Paige Powell. This is the first presentation of photographs from Powell’s comprehensive archive, a significant chronicle of 1980’s art and culture in America. Her work offers uncommon glimpses into the lives of artists and friends who... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2013

Phillips auction house announces highlights from London June Contemporary Auctions

Anish Kapoor, Untitled, 1996. Midnight blue pigment on aluminium, 200.7 x 200.7 x 25.4 cm. (79 x 79 x 10 in.). Estimate £1,000,000 - 1,500,000. Image courtesy of Phillips LONDON.- Phillips announced highlights from the upcoming June Contemporary Art auctions, featuring 176 lots with a combined pre-sale low estimate of £15,364,000 / $23,930,000 and a pre-sale high estimate of £23,007,000 / $35,840,000.  “We are pleased to present our June Contemporary Art Evening Sale, headlining an important work by Glenn Brown entitled... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2013

Christie's to offer one of Jean-Michel Basquiat's most accomplished paintings

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Dustheads, acrylic, oilstick, spray enamel and metallic paint on canvas, 72 x 84 in. (182.8 x 213.3 cm.). Painted in 1982. Estimate: $25-35 million. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 New York – On May 15, Christie's Evening Auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art will present a major painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Executed in 1982 at the height of his creative development and fame, this ambitious work can be seen in both its scale and ambition as its... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2013

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Museum Security (Broadway Meltdown)

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), Museum Security (Broadway Meltdown).  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 acrylic, oilstick and paper collage on canvas; 84 x 84 in. (213.4 x 213.4 cm.). Painted in 1983 (14). Estimate £7,000,000 - £9,000,000 Provenance: Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles.Kamran Diba, Paris (acquired from the above in 1983).Private Collection, London. Literature: M. Enrici, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paris 1989 (illustrated in colour, p. 81).Jean-Michel Basquiat, exh. cat.,... [Lire la suite]
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28 septembre 2012

Phillips de Pury & Co announces highlights from London October Contemporary Art Auctions

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Big Joy, 1984. Acrylic, oilstick and Xerox collage on canvas, 218.5 x 172.5 cm (86 x 67 7/8 in). Signed, titled and dated ‘”BIG.JOY” Jean-Michel Basquiat SEPT: 1984‘ on the reverse. Estimate: £2,500,000 - 3,500,000.  Photo Phillips de Pury & Co LONDON.- Phillips de Pury & Company announced highlights from the upcoming London Contemporary Art auctions, featuring 209 lots with a combined pre-sale low estimate of £19,296,000 / $31,318,771 and a pre-sale high estimate of £28,255,000/ $45,862,727.... [Lire la suite]