LONDON.- The Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale on 25 March, brings together works by Bridget Riley, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Banksy, as well as emerging contemporary artists like Jammie Holmes, Genieve Figgis and Claire Tabouret with Les Madones (Étude3) (The Madonnas (Study 3)) (2014, estimate: £20,000-30,000) and Kudzanai-Violet Hwami with Study Sisi Thembas Post Surgery, Harare General Hospital, 2050 (2016, estimate: £30,000-50,000). Another highlight from the sale is Nicole Eisenmans work Mermaid Catch, (1996, estimate: £400,000-600,000). Her artworks have recently been included in the Radical Figures exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery last year. She has also been shortlisted for Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth public art commission.
There also are a number of artworks for sale benefitting three important charities, Healing Arts, Choose Love, and Goodwill in Action to Prevent Suicide. Healing Arts, is a campaign spurred on by the mental health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, there are four artworks benefiting this effort, Yoshitomo Naras, Empty Handed, (2020, estimate: £70,000-100,000), William Kentridges, Hyacinths (Wait Once Again for Better People), (2020, estimate: £20,000-30,000), Martin Creeds, Work No. 3439, EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT, (2020, estimate: £12,000-18,000) and Antony Gormleys, Dive, (2019, estimate: £10,000-15,000). Choose Love supports refugees and displaced people internationally, two works included in the sale will support this charity, Anish Kapoors, Untitled, (2018, estimate: £50,000-80,000) and Antony Gormleys, Hold II, (2020, estimate: £5,000-7,000). Banksys, Bunch of Flowers, (2020, estimate: £150,000-250,000) will be offered with part of the proceeds going to Goodwill in Action to Prevent Suicide.
Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper Sale
The Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper and Day Sale on 24 March offers a wide range of works by 20th Century masters, including Camille Pissarros Paysanne gardant deux vaches, (1887, estimate : £120,000-180,000) and Le Marché aux ufs, (1884, estimate: £250,000-350,000) as well as Sonia Delaunays Portugaise assise, (1915-1916, estimate: £250,000-350,000). Further highlights of the sale are Fernand Légers Le Maçon ou Nature morte, (1918, estimate : £200,000-300,000), Giorgio de Chiricos Trovatore, (early 1960s, estimate: £150,000-250,000) as well as sculptures by Ossip Zadkine with Tête d'homme, (1935-1937, estimate: £220,000-320,000) and Jean Arp.
The sale will also feature a selected group of works from a Private German Collection, focusing on a number of leading avant-garde artists active in the years following the end of the First World War, such as, Otto Freundlichs work Fragments de figure à l'ensemble des plans, (1928, estimate : £200,000-300,000), Conrad Felixmüllers Selbstbild (Kopf), (1922, estimate: £150,000-250,000), Walter Dexels Das Turmhaus, (1922, estimate: £200,000-300,000) and Otto Dixs Älteres Liebespaar, (1923, estimate: £120,000-180,000).
First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online
The First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online sale live for bidding from 18 to 29 March 2021, features a selection of contemporary names alongside post-war masters, at price points for collectors of all stages. The sale includes works from the collection of Michael Abrams, son of the New York art book publisher and collector, Harry N. Abrams. Bob Thompsons Upside-Down Man on Donkey (Dream), (1963, estimate: £20,000-30,000), Ray Johnson, Claes Oldenburg and Öyvind Fahlström are offered as part of this collection. Together they provide insight into Abrams approach to collecting, his familys connection to New York and the dialogues between Britain, Europe and America which formed the basis of Pop art in the 1950s.
The sale presents a selection of works from The Foundation of Mireille and James Lévy, an exceptional collection which is included across Christies New York, Paris and London sales. Maria Farrars Saving my parents from drowning in the Shimonoseki Straits, (2017, estimate: £8,000 12,000), Jadé Fadojutimis Clustering Thoughts, (2019, estimate: £2,000-3,000) and Erik Parkers Is This It, (2002, estimate: £25,000-35,000) are highlights of the contemporary works offered in this sale. Jadé Fadojutimi is the youngest artist in the Tates permanent collection. There is also a work by Tschabalala Self, Colored 2, (2015, estimate: £20,000-30,000). Self is a young American artist, who uses mixed media to explore the depiction of the black female body in contemporary culture.