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    PIONEERING ARTISTS AT CHRISTIE’S CONTEMPORARY SALE

    Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

    The evening Post War and Contemporary art auction at Christie’s in London on October 4 during Frieze Week  will be followed by the annual sale dedicated to Italian artists. The sale showcases artists who pioneered new directions for the medium of paint ranging from Sigmar Polke’s dotted raster technique to Gerhard Richter’s ‘Abstraktes Bild’ series and from Joan Mitchell to Kazuo Shiraga. The auction will be led by Basquiat’s Four Big (1982) (\£7.5-9.5 million).

    JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960–1988)
    Four Big UPDATE: THIS MADE £8.6 MILLION

    GLOBAL CONTEMPORARY MARKET IS STRONG

    Saturday, October 8th, 2016

    Adrian Ghenie, Nickelodeon (2008), WORLD AUCTION RECORD, £7,109,000

    Adrian Ghenie, Nickelodeon (2008), WORLD AUCTION RECORD, £7,109,000

    Christie’s auctions held during London’s Frieze Week celebrated the Post-War and Contemporary Art and confirmed that the global market is strong.  The sales totalled  £91,092,925. There were exceptional results for The Leslie Waddington Collection, which sold 100% by lot and 100% by value. The Post-War and Contemporary Art evening auction saw extraordinary results for artists including Adrian Ghenie whose Nickelodeon, a vast, cinematic vision, made a record-breaking figure of £7,109,000.  There were   19 auction records.

    ‘Francis Outred, Chairman and Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s said: ‘ The stand-out price for Adrian Ghenie, and the presence of nine telephone bidders for a piece which already had a record estimate, shows the power of contemporary painting to inspire lives and minds around the world today. The record prices for Thomas Schütte and Imi Knoebel confirmed a growing interest and excitement around mid-career artists and the new levels achieved for Carol Rama and Pino Pascali revealed that even posthumously artists careers can continue to be rewritten.’

    FRIEZE WEEK SALES ANTICIPATE AUTUMN EXHIBITIONS

    Monday, September 19th, 2016

    Thomas Schütte, Bronzefrau Nr. 13 (2003) Bronze figure on steel table (£1,200,000-1,800,000)

    Thomas Schütte, Bronzefrau Nr. 13 (2003) Bronze figure on steel table (£1,200,000-1,800,000)

    Christie’s Frieze Week auction of Post-War and Contemporary Art in London on October 6 will bring together over 200 of the foremost names in the contemporary art world today. The sale focuses on artists who are the subjects of the most anticipated exhibitions this autumn, including Glenn Brown, David Hockney, Per Kirkeby, Gerald Laing, Thomas Schütte, Henry Taylor, Günther Uecker and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.  The sale will be followed on the the same evening by the Italian Sale.  Together with the Leslie Waddington Collection on October 4 and the Post War and Contemporary Day Auction on October 7 it adds up to what Christie’s say is one of the most important weeks in the contemporary art-world calendar.

    Cristian Albu, Specialist, Head of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction: ‘This October my aim was to put an emphasis on names that are fresh and relevant to the current art landscape and it is remarkable in the selection the number of artists who are currently the subject of major solo or participating in important group shows across the world. Alongside the Waddington Collection and the Italian Sale we are looking forward to seeing another season at Christie’s of the highest quality works alongside new talent that promises major results.’