Hello, contemporary art lovers, a big auction week is ahead of us! Out of really huge number of auctions from around the world, we have chosen seven auctions, out of which we have picked the priciest lots - some of them are worth more than a million US dollars, but you'll also find some artworks by some of the renowned contemporary artists, that are more available and are worth several thousand dollars. There are three auctions on Tuesday, April 21. At Sotheby's Doha there'll be Contemporary Art auctions, at Bonhams Prints and Multiples, and at Phillips will be held Editions: Including A Selection Of Works On Paper. Then, on Wednesday, April 22, at Christie's London will be held Prints and Multiples - First Impressions auction, and on Friday, April 24, another three auctions are scheduled: at Christie's New York Prints And Multiples (this one will last two days, both on April 23 and April 24), and at Auctionata Berlin will take place Photography & Prints and Prints & Editions. Now, please scroll down to find out more about those seven auctions that will be in focus next week.
On Tuesday, April 21, at 7 PM at Sotheby's auction house in Doha (Level 15, Commercialbank Plaza, P.O. Box 27111, Al-Markhiya Street # 60, Doha, Qatar) there will be held Contemporary Art auction. At last year's sale in Doha there have been achieved record prices for 13 artists, and we hope there will be more records broken on Tuesday's auction, which will be a mix of leading Middle Eastern and international contemporary artists. The highest priced lot of the night is Christopher Wool's Untitled from 1987 (Lot 16), which is estimate at $1,000,000 - $1,500,000. Anish Kapoor's Untitled from 2008 (Lot 12) and El Anatsui's Introvert from 2012 (Lot 28) are estimated at $800,000 - $1,200,000. Rudolf Stingel's Untitled from 2001 (Lot 21) could, eventually, also break $1 million, as it is estimated at $600,000 - $800,000. Then, there are no more artworks that are estimated at more than $350,000: Rachid Koraïchi's Nedjma (The Four Seasons) from 2009 (Lot 43) should be sold at $250,000 - $350,000, Chant Avedissian's Icons Of The Nile that is executed between 1991 and 2010 (Lot 4) should change hands for $180,000 - $250,000. Three more artworks are estimated at $150,000 - $200,000: Monir Farmanfarmaian's A New Spring from 2007 (Lot 8), Nejib Belkhodja's Medina Entre Deux Orages (Medina Between Two Storms) from 1982 (Lot 13) and Charles Hossein's Zenderoudi's Reçu...Cinq Sur Cinq (Loud And Clear) from 1977 (Lot 22). Farhad Moshiri's I Got Sunshine from 2011 (Lot 14) is estimated at $120,000 - $180,000, and another four artworks should be sold for $100,000 - $150,000: Wim Delvoye's Dump Truck (Scale Model 1:6) from 2011 (Lot 33), Ali Banisadr's The Shrine from 2011 (Lot 6), Farhad Moshiri's Untitled from2003 (Lot 26) and Mohamed Ehsai's Mohabbat (Kindness) from 2006 (Lot 10). Vik Muniz's Nympheas, After Claude Monet (Pictures of Magazines 2) from 2013 (Lot 7) should also go for six-figure price ($90,000 - $120,000), as well as Shirin Neshat's Overruled from 2012 (Lot 17) and Ayman Baalbaki's Al-Mulatham I from 2008 (Lot 9) (both estimated at $80,000 - $120,000) and Bahman Mohasses' Untitled from 1970 (Lot 50).
Finally, seventh auction that we have put in focus for next week is another auction at Auctionata Berlin named Prints & Editions. It is going to be held on April 24 at 6 PM, at Atelier 1, Havelchaussee 161, 14055 Berlin, Germany, and this is also an opportunity for buying artworks for less than $3,000. The priciest lot of the night will be Roy Lichtenstein's Still Life With Picasso from 1973 (Lot 61), that is estimated at $10,176 - $12,720, while Sam Francis' Pioggia D’oro (Golden Rain) from 1988 (Lot 81) should be sold for $8,480 - $10,600. Robert Longo's Essentials from 2009 (Lot 57) is expected to go for $3,816 - $4,770, and Damien Hirst's Opium from 2000 (Lot 140) and Roy Lichtenstein's Dialog Art Collection from 1988 (Lot 62) should be sold for $3,392 - $4,240. Damien Hirst's Oh My God […] from 2002 (Lot 139) is expected to go under $3,000 ($2,374 - $2,968), and Gerhard Richter's Candle from 2008 (Lot 135), Sam Francis' From Papierski Portfolio from 1973 (Lot 77), A.R. Penck's Praxis from 2000 (Lot 130) and Gerhard Richter's Seascape (Sea-Sea) from 2005 (Lot 136) could go even bellow $2,000 as they are estimated at $1,696 - $2,120. Per Kirkeby's Composition from 1989 (Lot 115) should go for $1,356 - $1,696, while two works by Jesús Rafael Soto's From Caroni, 1971 (Lots 53 and 54) are estimated at $1,356 - $1,696. A.R. Penck's Jäger (Motiv 4) from 1990 (Lot 111) should change owners for $1,187 - $1,484, as well as Shirin Neshat's I Am Its Secret from 1993 (Lot 98). Finally, LeRoy Neiman's Olympic Gymnast from 1976 (Lot 55) and Joseph Beuys' Steinhase from 1985 (Lot 70) are both estimated at $1,017 - $1,272.
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- Kour Pour - Love Child, 2010 (Lot 5) (Courtesy of Sotheby's Doha)
- Roy Lichtenstein - Reflections On Crash, From Reflections, 1990 (Lot 212) (Courtesy of Christie's)
- Tom Wesselmann - Bedroom Face, 1964-75 (Lot 98) (Courtesy of Christie's)
- Mel Ramos - Five Flavour Fannie (Life Savers), 2006 (Lot 128) (Courtesy of Auctionata Berlin)
- Robert Longo - Uranus, 2005 (Lot 58) (Courtesy of Auctionata Berlin)
- Jean-Michel Basquiat - Back Of The Neck, 1983 (Lot 72) (Courtesy of Phillips)
- Edward Ruscha - Marble, Olive, 1969 (Lot 232) (detail) (Courtesy of Bonhams)
- Wim Delvoye - Dump Truck (Scale Model 1-6), 2011 (Lot 33) (Courtesy of Sotheby's Doha)
Also in slider:
- Bernard Buffet - Le Microscope, 1969 (Lot 13) (detail) (Courtesy of Auctionata Berlin)
- Siegfried Wittenburg - Faces of Revolution, Germany, 1990 (Lot 138) (detail) (Courtesy of Auctionata Berlin)
- Monir Farmanfarmaian - A New Spring, 2007 (Lot 8) (detail) (Courtesy of Sotheby's Doha)
- Farhad Moshiri - I Got Sunshine, 2011 (Lot 14) (detail) (Courtesy of Sotheby's Doha)
At Phillips auction house in New York will be held Editions: Including A Selection Of Works On Paper - also on April 21, as previous two auctions. This one will start at 11 AM, and the second session is at 6 PM (450 Park Avenue, 10022 New York Ny, United States). The star of this auction is, without a doubt, Jean-Michel Basquiat's work from 1983, Back Of The Neck (Lot 72), as it is estimated at $300,000 - $500,000. Andy Warhol's 8 works, Camouflage from 1987 (Lot 82) is estimated at $120,000 - $180,000, as well as another Warhol's work, Superman, From Myths from 1981 (Lot 79). Five works by Keith Haring from 1983, Untitled 1-5 (The Fertility Suite) (Lot 76) is estimated at $70,000 - 100,000, as well as another Warhol's work, Moonwalk from 1987 (Lot 80). Jeff Koons' Flower Drawing (Green) from 2011 (Lot 89) and Chuck Close's Self-portrait from 2000 (Lot 94) should change hands for $60,000 - $80,000, and 10 works by Yayoi Kusama (Amour Pour Toujours from 2000, Lot 99) is estimated at $40,000 - $60,000. Three more works is estimated at the same range ($40,000 - $60,000) - Keith Haring's Apocalypse from 1988 (Lot 75), Robert Longo's Meryl And Jonathan, From Men In The Cities from 1980 (Lot 61) and Julian Opie's three works from 2010, Siân Walking; Jeremy Walking In Coat; Verity Walking; And Kris Walking (Lot 66). Ed Ruscha's Cheese Mold Standard With Olive from 1969 (Lot 67) and Andy Warhol's Lifesavers, From Ads from 1985 (Lot 84) are estimated at $35,000 - $45,000. Cy Twombly's Untitled, From On The Bowery that was executed in 1969-71 (Lot 51) should be sold for $30,000 - 50,000.
First of two auctions at Christie's in this upcoming auctions announcement is 20/21 Prints & Multiples - First Impression, that will take place on Wednesday, April 22 in two sessions: at 10:30 AM and at 2 PM at Christie's London (85 Old Brompton Road, Sw7 3ld London, United Kingdom). Here is your opportunity to acquire some artwork by a famous contemporary artist for four and three-figure price, as the highest priced lot is Andy Warhol's Mao from 1972 (Lot 72), which is estimated at $22,054 - $36,757. Damien Hirst's All You Need Is Love, Love, Love from 2008 (Lot 43) is estimated at $14,703 - $22,054, as well as Lucian Freud's Woman Sleeping from 1995 (Lot 74), while Banksy's CND Soldiers from 2005 (Lot 121) should be sold at $7,351 - $10,292. Francis Bacon's Figure Writing Reflected In A Mirror from 1977 (Lot 78) should change hands for $7,351 - $10,292, while Bridget Riley's Elapse from 1982 (Lot 18), David Hockney's Figure By A Curtain from 1964 (Lot 81), Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog (Blue) (Lot 7), Balloon Dog (Red) (Lot 8) from 2002, and another Bacon's work, Autoportrait from 1973 (Lot 77) are each estimated at $5,881 - $8,821. Four works should change hands for $4,410 - $7,351: Keith Haring's Portrait Of Joseph Beuys from 1986 (Lot 96), Manolo Valdés' Reina Mariana I from 2008 (Lot 95) Banksy's Monkey Queen from 2003 (Lot 65), and James Rosenquist's Paper Clip from 1974 (Lot 48).
Another auction at Christie's, Prints & Multiples, this time in New York (20 Rockefeller Plaza, 10020 New York NY, United States) is separated into two days. On April 23 at 2 PM Lots 1-130 will be auctioned, while on April 24 there will be two sessions, one at 10 AM (Lots 131-212), and another at 2 PM (Lots 213-284). At this auction you could find a few lots by famous contemporary artists that contain several artworks. One of them is Andy Warhol's Endangered Species (10 works) from 1983 (Lot 276), that is estimated at $400,000 - $600,000. Another 10 works by Warhol, named Ads from 1985 (Lot 271) should be sold for $300,000 - $500,000, while 4 works by Keith Haring, Andy Mouse from 1986 (Lot 250) is estimated at $300,000 - $400,000. Yet another 10 works by Warhol (Cowboys And Indians from 1986, Lot 279) is estimated at $200,000 - $300,000, while his Superman, From Myths from 1981 (Lot 227) should change hands for $100,000 - $150,000. Ten works by Roy Lichtenstein (Ten Landscapes from 1967, Lot 199) is estimated at $80,000 - $120,000, and his Reflections On Crash, From Reflections from 1990 (Lot 212) should go for $70,000 - $100,000. Four Warhol's works (Gems from 1978, Lot 270) is estimated at $70,000 - $90,000, and Bruce Nauman's Pay Attention from 1973 (Lot 216) at $60,000 - $80,000. Frank Stella's Pergusa Three, State I, From Circuits from 1983 (Lot 196) should go for $50,000 - $70,000, David Hockney's Amaryllis In Vase, From Moving Focus from 1985 (Lot 173) for $40,000 - $60,000 as well as Chuck Close's Georgia from 1984 (Lot 218), Damien Hirst's The Last Supper (13 works) from 1999 (Lot 224) and David Hockney's Hotel Acatlan: Two Weeks Later, From Moving Focus from 1985 (Lot 174).
Next auction this week is at Auctionata Berlin (Atelier 1, Havelchaussee 161, 14055 Berlin, Germany), and it is Photography & Prints on April 24 at 2 PM. At this auction there will also be several lots for three and four-figure prices, so you might want to check those images all the way to the bottom, to see if you will find something suitable. Markus Lüpertz's Poster Markus Lüpertz (Poster Of The Exhibition At The Vienna Secession, Vienna 1984) from 1984 (Lot 120) is one of the rare lots that should be sold for five-figure price, as it is estimated at $10,176 - $12,720. Julian Opie's Luc Ludivine Get Married from 2007 (Lot 93) is estimated at $5,088 - $6,360, as well as Michelangelo Pistoletto's Tre Porti from 1980 (Lot 95). Roy Lichtenstein's The Bird that was executed in (circa) 1950 (Lot 76) should change hands for $4,240 - $5,300, and four artworks are estimated at $3,816 - $4,770: Joseph Beuys' Yellow from 1977 (Lot 2), David Hockney's Sunflowers II from 1995 (Lot 92) and two Mel Ramos' work, Five Flavour Fannie (Life Savers) from 2006 (Lot 128) and Caramia Caramello from 2007 (Lot 129). James Rosenquist's Horse Blinders (West) from 1972 (Lot 96) should be sold for $3,392 - $4,240, and another Joseph Beuys' work (Untitled from 1982, Lot 3) should go for $3,052 - $3,816, as well as A.R. Penck's Untitled (Lot 9). Richard Serra's Spoleto Circle from 1972 (Lot 62) is estimated at $2,883 - $3,604, and Andy Warhol's Studies For A Boy Book, from 1956 (Lot 75) at $2,883 - $3,604, and then come four artworks that should change hands for $2,544 - $3,180: Joseph Beuys' Honey Is Flowing from 1974 (Lot 1), Donald Baechler's Flower from 1994 (Lot 57) and two Mel Ramos' work - Della Monty from 1972 (Lot 126) and Wonder Woman from 1981 (Lot 127).
Also on April 21, at 10 AM at Bonhams in San Francisco (220 San Bruno Avenue, Ca 94103, San Francisco Ca, United States), the Prints & Multiples auction will take place. This is the auction at which you may acquire an artwork by a famous artist, and at a reasonable price. Of course, you may also buy, for instance, 6 works by Roy Lichtenstein (Bull Profile Series from 1973, Lot 197) for $80,000 - $120,000, or Ed Ruscha's Hollywood from 1968 (Lot 234) for $70,000 - $90,000, or Andy Warhol's Shoe And Leg (The Some Like It Hot Shoe) from circa 1955 (Lot 245) for $60,000 - $70,000, or 5 works by Keith Haring (Growing Series I-V from 1988, Lot 172) for $50,000 - $70,000. But, you may also find less priced artworks - Morton Wayne Thiebaud's Candy Apples from 1987 (Lot 241) ($30,000 - $40,000), Andy Warhol's Flowers from 1970 (Lot 250) ($25,000 - $35,000). David Hockney's Artist And Model from 1974 (Lot 177) is estimated at $12,000 - $18,000, as well as Robert Motherwell's Bastos from 1975 (Lot 208), Andy Warhol's Jacqueline Kennedy I (Jackie I), From 11 Pop Artists from 1966 (Lot 246) and Fernandez Arman's Zingaro from 1997 (Lot 136). Also, you could buy Damien Hirst's Kindness from 2011 (Lot 176) that is estimated at $10,000 - $15,000, or Jasper Johns' 0 Through 9 from 1976/77 (Lot 187) ($6,000 - $8,000), and also many more artworks for even more reasonable price.