Auction Season Begins at Sotheby’s on September 10
Tags: Auctions, Contemporary Art, Indian Art, London, Modern Art, New York, Paintings, Pop Art, Prints, Sotheby's, Southeast Asian Art, Whitney Museum
With the summer (sadly) coming to a close, the art world is revving its engines for its most exciting and energetic season of the year. Sotheby’s has begun to release auction details, online catalogues and pre-sale exhibition dates in preparation for the coming weeks.
The first auction to hit the season will be Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art (NY – Sept 10) with works from Indian-Qatari artist Maqbool Fida Husain; Indian artist Ram Kumar; and New York-based artist Seher Shah. The works will exhibit September 7 – 10 at Sotheby’s New York.
Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints will take place in London on September 19 with 195 lots ranging from Edvard Munch’s The Girls on the Bridge; Pablo Picasso’s Buste de Femme d’Apres Cranach le Jeune; Francis Bacon’s Study for a Bullfight; and Andy Warhol’s Reigning Queen: Queen Elizabeth II.
Then, on September 21, the the New York auction house will host its highly anticipated, biannual Contemporary Art sale. Highlights include works by Mark Grotjahn, Yayoi Kusama (who currently has a retrospective at the Whitney Museum) and Wade Guyton (who will be the subject of his own retrospective at the Whitney this October). Shown above is Pop artist Wayne Thiebaud’s Deviled Eggs, which carries an estimate of $250,000 – 350,000. Other big names include Willem de Kooning, Alfred Leslie, Frank Stella and Alexander Calder. The works will exhibit September 13 – 20 at the New York location.
To get a visual of what will be happening this month at Sotheby’s, click through the slide below.
[via ArtDaily.org and Sotheby's]
Photos courtesy of Sotheby’s