There will be a lot of auctions of Contemporary art next week, and we had trouble of choosing just five of them, and, interestingly, all five will take place in Europe. First, on Monday, March 23, at 2:30 PM, there will be the auction Estampes & Multiples (Prints & Multiples) at Cornette de Saint Cyr in Paris (6 avenue Hoche 75008 Paris, France). Then, on Wednesday, March 25, in two sessions, Made in Britain auction will take place at Sotheby's in London - first session will be at 10 AM, and second at 6 PM. The day after this auction at Sotheby's, another auction will be held in London - Dreweatts: Modern & Contemporary Prints, at Bloomsbury House (24 Maddox Street), at 10 AM. On the same day (March 26), in the same city (London), at Christie's there will be First Open/LND auction of Post-War and Contemporary art. This auction will start at 1 PM, at Christie's Saleroom in London (85 Old Brompton Road). At the end, on Friday, March 27, at Auctionata's auction house in Berlin, from 6 PM will be held the auction of Photography & Prints, from vintage to the contemporary ones.
Now, without further ado, please scroll down and take a detailed look of what you can find in each of those five auctions that will happen next week, and that we have chosen for you.
The first auction chronologically will take place at Cornette de Saint Cyr auction house in Paris (6 avenue Hoche 75008 Paris), at 2:30 PM. Among works of contemporary artists, in this auction also there will be a lot works from different periods, notably, more than a few works of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Of course, we will focus just on contemporary artists and their works that will be auctioned on Monday. Andy Warhol's Electric Chair from 1978 (Lot 133) is the highest estimated work of the auction, as it should be sold at the range of $32,190 - $42,920. Francis Bacon's Title Deuxieme version du triptyque 1944, deuxième version d’après le triptyque - Three Studies for figures at the base of a Cruxifixion - en hommage à son ami Pierre Boulez from 1989 is estimated at $21,178 - $31,767, and Damien Hirst's work from 2012 Hypothalamus Acetone Powder should be sold in range of $16,095 - $21,460. Andy Warhol's Liz from 1965 is estimated at the same range as Hirst's work ($16,095 - $21,460), while Banksy's Love is in the air from 2003 should change owners for a bit higher price ($19,314 - $23,606). Jeff Koons' Blue Balloon Dog from 2002 is estimated at $7,511 - $9,657, Sam Francis' Sans titre, sf 113 at $5,365 - $7,511, and then comes the range of works with perhaps a bit more affordable prices: James Rosenquist's Terrarium from 1978( $2,682 - $3,755), Victor Vasarely's work from 1969 Planetary folklore n°1 ($2,682 - $3,219), Erró's Le miroir from 2007 ($2,146 - $3,219), Robert Rauschenberg's work from 1972 From Horchow, planche tirée du portfolio Eponyme ($1,931 - $2,360), and Hirst's For the love of God from 2007, that is estimated at $1,931 - $2,146.
At Sotheby's auction house in London, on Wednesday, the auction named Made In Britain will take place. This is the second auction of British art, design, photography, printmaking and studio ceramics in a row, as the last year's Made in Britain was the inaugural one. This auction will be splitted in two sessions: the one will be held on Wednesday, March 25, at 10:30 AM, and the other one at 6 PM on the same day. The priciest lot of the day should be Bridget Riley's The Ivy Painting from 1998, as this painting is estimated deep into six-figures: $178,284 - $267,426. Two of Lucian Freud's works are estimated at $29,714 - $44,571 - the first is Head of a Man from 1986/87 and the second is Girl Sitting from 1987. Francis Bacon's Study From Human Body from 1992 should achieve $17,828 - $26,742, as well as another Freud's work - Bella from 1987. David Hockney's Celia Making Tea from 1982, could go over $10,000, as it is estimated at $8,914 - $11,885, and, according to their estimated value, several others could go for five-figure price - Grayson Perry's The Island of Bad Art from 2013 and Francis Bacon's Right Panel of Triptych from 1992 (both estimated at $7,428 - $10,399), or maybe Damien Hirst's Cineole from 2004, that is estimated at $5,942 - $8,914. Banksy's Very Little Helps from 2008 should change hands in range of $4,457 - $7,428, and for a bit lower price should be sold Norman Parkinson's Coming and Going, British Vogue, September 1958, ($4,457 - $5,942) and Tracey Emin's Birds, from 2011-12, that is estimated at $2,228 - $3,714.
If you are a Banksy fan, than the Dreweatts: Modern & Contemporary Prints auction, that will take place on March 26 at 10 PM, at Bloomsbury House in London (24 Maddox Street), will surely draw your attention. This is also an opportunity to acquire some art work for four-figure price, as there'll be a lot of those at Dreweatts' on Thursday. Lill Tschudi's work from 1949 Le Long des Quais (C.L.T.84) will have the most expensive estimated value ($23,800 – $26,700), but we will focus on contemporary stuff. Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint - IV (General MacArthur) should be sold for $7,430 – $10,400, and Marcel Duchamp's Morceaux Choisis d'après Cranach et Relache from 1968 should change hands for $5,200 – $6,680. Damien Hirst's Opium (Spot Print) from 2000 is estimated at $4,460 – $7,430, and first of many Banksy's work, Pulp Fiction from 2004 should be sold at $3,710 – $5,200. David Hockney's Sunflowers II from 1995 has the same price range as Banksy's Pulp Fiction, as well as Robert Ryman's Etching in four parts from 1972. Then it comes the whole range of lots priced at $2,970 – $4,460: Victor Vasarely's Variációk from 1989, several Banksy's work (Golf Sale and Turf War, both from 2003, Bomb Hugger and Flying Copper from 2004, Monkey Queen from 2003, and Toxic Mary from 2004). At the end, Marlene Dumas' recent work, Alan Turing from 2015 is estimated at $2,670 – $3,270.
On Friday, March 27, at 6 PM, the Photography & Prints auction will take place at Auctionata's auction house in Berlin (Kurfürstendamm 212, 10719 Berlin, Germany). This will be the mix of photographs and prints from 1900 to today, and also an opportunity to acquire art works made by some of the most famous artists for a reasonable price, as many works are estimated under $5,000. For instance, Sam Francis's Untitled (SF-331) from 1988 is estimated at $6,491, and its starting price, as well as others, is set at half of the estimated price - $3,246. Zao Wou-Ki's Abstract Landscape from 1986 is estimated at $4,328 (the bid should start at $2,164), and Sigmar Polke's Der Kuchen ist alle from 2006 is estimated at $3,895 (the starting price is $1,947). Two Gerhard Richter's works from 1987, Victoria I + II, are estimated at $3,462 combined, as well as another Zao Wou-Ki's work - From 'San Lazzaro et ses amis from 1975. Hundertwasser's 10 002 nights Homo Humus come va from 1984 and Günther Förg's Composition from 1989 are both estimated at $3,246, while two works by Sam Francis (From 'Papierski Portfolio', lots 130 and 131), Gerhard Richter's Poster Kunsthalle Emden from 2005 and Robert Rauschenberg's Romances (Elysian) from 1977 are all estimated at $2,164, with the starting price just over $1,000. At the end, James Rizzi's It’s Raining Cats and Dogs from 1996 is estimated at $3,029, and Joseph Beuys work Honigpumpe from 1985, that consists of 1 serigraph, 15 photographs, 1 tape cassette and publication in cardboard box is estimated at $4,328.
Finally, on Thursday, March 26, at Christie's in South Kensington, London, at 1 PM should start First Open/LND auction, a selection of Post-War and Contemporary art. If everything go as expected, we might see that Lee Ufan's work from 1978 From Line No 780231 go even above half a million dollars, as it is estimated at $296,400 - $444,600. Fredrik Værslev's Untitled (Canopy) from 2012 should also go for six-figures price (the estimated range for this work is $88,920 - $118,560). Georg Baselitz's Albert Einstein from 2003 could also break a $100,000 barrier, as it is estimated at $74,100 - $103,740. Then, there are several works that should be sold for $50,000 or more - there's Matthew Day Jackson's Anatormica Man from 2011 (estimated at $51,870 - $66,690), Doug Aitken's Plateau from 2002 ($44,460 - $59,280), Christian Rosa's Untitled from 2014 ($44,460 - $74,100), Sturtevant's Warhol Flowers ($44,460 - $59,280), Günther Förg's Untitled from 2001 ($44,460 - $59,280), Anselm Reyle's Untitled from 2012 ($44,460 - $74,100), Andy Warhol's Camouflage from 1986 ($51,870 - $66,690), and John Armleder's La Locanda from 2007 ($59,280 - $88,920). Also, some of these works could also have chance to go over $50,000, as they are all estimated at $37,050 - $51,870 - Idris Khan's Struggling to Hear... After Ludwig van Beethoven Sonatas from 2005, Alexander Calder's Népal from 1973, Tony Oursler's Viz from 2005 and Ned Vena's three works combined, (i)-(iii) Untitled from 2011. So, there you have it - with a bit of luck, you can get works by some really respected artists, for a popular price.
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- Banksy - Golf Sale, 2003 (Lot 284) (Courtesy of Dreweatts)
- Andy Warhol - Electric Chair, 1978 (Lot 133) (Courtesy of Cornette de Saint Cyr)
- Lucian Freud - Girl Sitting, 1987 (Lot 31) (Courtesy of Sotheby's)
- Banksy - Pulp Fiction, 2004 (Lot 289) (Courtesy of Dreweatts)
- Joseph Beuys - Honigpumpe, 1985 (Lot 122) (Courtesy of Auctionata)
- Lee Ufan - From Line No 780231, 1978 (Lot 23) (Courtesy of Christie's)
Also in slider:
- Christian Rosa - Untitled, 2014 (detail) (Lot 85) (Courtesy of Christie's)
- Idris Khan - Struggling to Hear... After Ludwig van Beethoven Sonatas, 2005 (detail) (Lot 54) (Courtesy of Christie's)
- Tom Wesselmann - Monica Reclining on Back, Knees Up, 1990 (Lot 132) (Courtesy of Cornette de Saint Cyr)
- Grayson Perry - The Island of Bad Art, 2013 (Lot 3) (Courtesy of Sotheby's).