08 mars 2018

Auerbach and School of London artists triumph at Bonhams Post-War and Contemporary sale

Lot 5. Frank Auerbach (British, born 1931), Reclining Model, Back View, 1960-1961, dated 60-61, charcoal, crayon and pencil on paper, 58 by 78.8 cm. 22 13/16 by 31 in. Estimate £ 120,000 - 180,000 ($ 170,000 - 250,000). Sold for £ 872,750 (€ 974,998) © Bonhams 2001-2018 LONDON.- A charcoal, crayon and pencil work on paper by Frank Auerbach from 1960 sold for £872,750 after a tense six-way telephone battle lasting 15 minutes at Bonhams Post-War and Contemporary... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2017

Major works by Bacon and Freud on display in first 'School of London' exhibition in New York

London Painters installation view, Photograph by Maris Hutchinson. vNEW YORK, NY.- London Painters brings together works by a small group of artists who have commonly been identified as the main proponents of the so-called “School of London”: Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, R.B. Kitaj and Leon Kossoff. Through a selection of self-portraits, depictions of their loyal, sometimes shared sitters and London scenes, the show explores the artists’ dedication to the figure and... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2012

Sotheby's forthcoming Contemporary Art Evening Auction highlighted by desirable and fresh-to-market works

 LONDON.- Following Sotheby’s third most successful year ever (2011) for global auctions of Contemporary Art, which totalled $1.17 billion, the company presents its forthcoming Contemporary Art Evening Auction. The sale, which will be staged in London on Tuesday, February 15th, 2012, will include an array of major artworks by established Post-War and Contemporary artists including Gerhard Richter, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alighiero Boetti and Alberto Burri, and will also feature an exceptionally strong British Art... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2010

Sotheby's Contemporary Art Auction Realises $62 Million-Within Pre-Sale Expectations

Yves Klein (1928 - 1962), RE 49, 122.5 by 98cm. Estimate 4,500,000—6,500,000 GBP Lot Sold 6,201,250 GBP . photo Sotheby's LONDON.- This evening, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction realised the solid total of £41,091,800 ($61,806,176/€50,111,626) – within pre-sale expectations (est: £38,330,000- 52,830,000). This represents the third highest total for a Summer Sale of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s London and is a 60% increase on the equivalent sale last year. The sale established sell-through rates of 83% by lot and... [Lire la suite]