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.


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Alfred Cohen’s Commedia view attracts interest against a lowly pitch

17 January 2022

American artist Alfred Cohen (1920-2001) was inspired by the colour and handling of the Post-Impressionists and the imagery of the Commedia dell’arte.

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London Art Fair: Pop art for those who like it hot

03 January 2022

This story was updated on January 6 following an announcement from the organiser.

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Banksy prints bowl up at auction

20 December 2021

Two Banksy prints donated to charity set high prices for their respective individual editions at a Bristol auction.

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Bidders on the button for Gnoli hyper-realism

13 December 2021

On December 2, as part of its So Unique series launched in April, Millon held a single-lot sale in Paris.

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Private collections prominent in flagship New York sales

22 November 2021

Two big-name sources – the Cox collection and the Macklowe collection – lead the way as Modern and Contemporary art market shows recovery from pandemic impact

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Domenico Gnoli painting stars in single-lot sale at Millon

22 November 2021

On December 2, as part of its So Unique series launched in April, Millon holding a single-lot sale in Paris of a painting by the Italian artist Domenico Gnoli (1933-70) which has been in a private collection for over 45 years.

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Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair offers works from 500 artists

01 November 2021

A popular annual arts event in south London is the annual Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair.

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Banksy’s shredded canvas ‘Love is in the Bin’ fetches a record £16m at Sotheby’s

14 October 2021

The half-shredded Banksy painting ‘Love is in the Bin’ returned to auction, bringing a fervent competition and making a record £16m at Sotheby's.

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Thompson’s opens third gallery

11 October 2021

Thompson’s Galleries, specialist in Modern and Contemporary British art, is opening a third exhibition space this October.

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Look east for a duo of top performers

11 October 2021

A couple of eastern European pictures were among the top-performing works at the Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) 19th and 20th Century art sale.

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Sotheby’s adjusts sale categories in time for upcoming New York auction series

08 October 2021

Sotheby’s has tweaked its sale categories for its flagship 20th and 21st century art auctions and will apply the changes at its upcoming New York series in November.

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Jasper Johns and Alan Reynolds feature at Doyle sale in New York

04 October 2021

Doyle in New York is holding several sales that feature aspects of Post-war and Contemporary art over the next few weeks.

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Across the rooftops

04 October 2021

This painting by Jean Hélion (1904-87) will feature in the sale of furniture, objects and paintings at Copages Auction at Drouot in Paris on October 15.

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The 47th FIAC fair finds a new Paris venue

04 October 2021

FIAC, the Foire Internationale D’Art Contemporain, is Paris’ long-running annual fair devoted to Contemporary Art, staged every autumn.

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A market on the move

04 October 2021

Post-war and Contemporary art is increasingly boosting revenue at regional salerooms

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Volpi flies the flag

04 October 2021

A highlight of the Contemporary Art sale at Aguttes in Neuilly on October 25 will be this large 7ft 6in x 2ft 11in (2.3m x 89cm) painting in tempera on canvas by Alfredo Volpi (1896-1988).

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A lawyer writes: Dumb as a rock or the new smart money?

04 October 2021

The market for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) presents some notable legal issues

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Marlborough London stages Gillian Ayres exhibition

27 September 2021

Dynamic and gestural, this vast 5ft 6in x 11ft 3in (1.67 x 3.45m) oil on canvas, below, was painted by Gillian Ayres (1930-2018) during the 1980s.

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Brought out from a deep freeze

27 September 2021

Following two years of enforced online activity only, art fair makes its long-awaited return

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Affordable art in global demand

27 September 2021

Post-lockdown fairs in New York, London and Hong Kong show increase in sales

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