Contemporary Art

The wide and varied world of Post-war and Contemporary art has become a major part of the art market and a key sector for the leading auction houses.


Harland Miller print

Dreweatts and Forum draw closer together with joint sale and combined departments

05 December 2022

Dreweatts and Forum Auctions are to hold their first joint sale this month.

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Enwonwu figures highly at auction

21 November 2022

In the last decade sculptures, as well as paintings, by Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu (1917-94) have become a valuable proposition.

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David Hockney printed works are among five lots to watch

24 October 2022

With estimates from £1000-25,000, here are five previews of upcoming items.

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Check out Whitney’s spontaneous design

24 October 2022

According to Munich saleroom Ketterer, the 3ft 4in (1.02m) square painting N. O. 9th . Ward, which is part of the sale on December 9, is the first work by the American artist Stanley Whitney (b.1946) ever to be offered at a German auction.

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Take a seat and have a discussion

24 October 2022

The central motif of Antoni Tàpies’ (1923- 2012) Personnage assis (Variation XI) has been the subject of many discussions among art historians.

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Soulages from 1981 on offer

24 October 2022

Among the potential highlights in Aguttes’ Contemporary Art auction in Neuilly on November 2 will be this work by Pierre Soulages (b.1919), 30 mai 1981.

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Feddens galore at British Art Fair

24 October 2022

Works by the Modern British artist were abundant as the event returned to Chelsea.

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Regular Lake Como villa visits left Hockney full of beans

24 October 2022

Watercolour given as thanks to his Heinz family host in 2003 now sells to a US collector.

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Bloody good or bloody bad

24 October 2022

The Austrian artist and composer Hermann Nitsch, who died earlier this year at the age of 84, had as many detractors as followers.

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Series idea born after a friend’s pregnancy

24 October 2022

Since 1969, when it was sold at a gallery exhibition in Munich, one of Niki de Saint Phalle’s (1930-2002) well-known Nanas had belonged to a south German collector.

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Rage against the perfect machine

24 October 2022

The complex and sometimes bizarre machines that the Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925-91) constructed during his long career belong to the most distinctive examples of kinetic art.

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The web shop window: Francis Bacon poster for Tate 1962 exhibition

17 October 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Something in the Scottish air

01 October 2022

Jon Scheuler, an American Abstract Expressionist known for his depictions of Scotland, is the subject of two Waterhouse & Dodd exhibitions next month.

Simon Hucker

Modern and Contemporary specialist to head Lyon & Turnbull sale

26 September 2022

Auction house Lyon & Turnbull is to add a new sale to its London calendar led by newly appointed Modern & Contemporary art specialist Simon Hucker.

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Prints present affordable art options

26 September 2022

Multiple editions can make Contemporary art more accessible to the masses.

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Freud viewed from inside out

26 September 2022

Interior Life, Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert’s exhibition celebrating Lucian Freud’s centenary, offers a glimpse at the artist’s collecting habits.

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International interest boosts African art

26 September 2022

The rise in Contemporary African art sales is reflected in the market and wider art world this autumn.

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Bake merry

26 September 2022

A new gallery has opened in Chipping Campden.

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A little contemporary thinking

19 September 2022

Sections catering to primary market Contemporary art are launching at the British Art Fair and the Decorative Fair.

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Give it some STIK

12 September 2022

'Laugh now but one day we’ll be in charge' is a Christie’s auction from September 7-21 celebrating editions created in the 21st century by ‘leading artists and sought after new talents’.

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