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.


In step with Guerrand-Hermès

06 November 2023

Between December 13 and 19 Sotheby’s Paris rooms will offer a series of live and online auctions of works from the collection of Hubert Guerrand-Hermès (1940-2016), a descendant of the founder of the famous firm Hermès.


The web shop window: A 'frozen moment' piece of pop art

06 November 2023

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


Looking at the bigger picture: Goetz Valien monumental work

06 November 2023

Highlights of the sale of Modern and Contemporary Art on November 16 at Clars in Oakland, California, will include works by Andy Warhol, the Latvian/American artist Raimonds Staprans, the American artist Gordon Onslow Ford and this monumental work by the Austrian artist Goetz Valien (b.1960).


The sound of eighties classics

06 November 2023

On September 21 Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr (28/27/21/14.5% buyer’s premium) held a sale in Paris celebrating the decade of the 1980s.


Howard Hodgkin opens a Moroccan door

06 November 2023

The British artist Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017) is well known as both a painter and printmaker.


Multiple attractions of Boetti

06 November 2023

The textile works by Alighiero Boetti are instantly recognisable with their often geometric designs and brightly coloured embroidery.


Modern and Contemporary art: middle market for 20th century makes a greater impact

06 November 2023

Many 20th century works are selling very healthily at mid-range price points


Of a sunny disposition

23 October 2023

'Sun’s Daughter' is one of the highlights in the solo show on Contemporary artist Emily Young at Richard Green, held in association with Willoughby Gerrish.


The rise of Mann in the year 1976

16 October 2023

In the summer of 1976, the British artist Sargy Mann (1937-2015) experienced a burst of creativity.


Gallery’s eye on the lie of the land

16 October 2023

This oil on canvas 'Petworth Park, Early Spring', by Dennis Creffield (1992), is among the works on offer at Portland Gallery’s 'The Lie of the Land'.


5 Questions with Post-War art dealer Luigi Mazzoleni

02 October 2023

Luigi Mazzoleni is among the exhibitors at Frieze Masters this year.


Banksy reimagines Warhol with value branding

02 October 2023

'Only Banksy' was the title of a 24-lot offering at Forum Auctions (30/24/15% buyer’s premium inc VAT) in London.


Pop art at Hindman puts avocado salad on the menu

18 September 2023

Hindman’s 116-lot auction of Post War & Contemporary Art on September 28 includes a classic pop art painting by Wayne Thiebaud that comes for sale from the estate of Kansas City collectors Morton and Estelle Sosland.


Ching kingfishers catch bids

09 September 2023

Since the 1960s, birds have been the main subject matter of New Zealand artist Raymond Ching (b.1939).

Japanese style ship picture

Bonhams’ specialists offer their own artworks at auction

26 July 2023

Bonhams is hosting an online sale featuring artworks by staff at the auction house.

Tanya Baxter.

5 Questions with art dealer Tanya Baxter

10 July 2023

Tanya Baxter specialises in Modern British, Post-Modern and Contemporary art and is among those exhibiting at this year’s LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair (September 27-October 1).


Big names of British abstract art feature in colourful exhibitions this summer

03 July 2023

Colour is at the core of Zuleika Gallery’s latest exhibition, one of several to focus on British abstract art this summer.


Sizeable Boetti show spans trio of spaces

19 June 2023

Don’t forget your walking shoes when visiting Ben Brown’s 'Alighiero e Boetti: Regola e Regolarsi'.

Klimt Selling At Sothebys 2594NE04F

Back down to reality for Modern and Contemporary art sales

22 May 2023

Judging by the overall totals, the latest Modern and Contemporary art auctions at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips in New York were something of a bump back to reality after the last two sales series posted the highest grossing totals on record.


Post-war & Contemporary art: Rich pickings down south London

22 May 2023

High-value Post-war and Contemporary art is increasingly on offer beyond Mayfair and the centre of the capital



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