Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale and Online Sales now online for browsing
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Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale and Online Sales now online for browsing
Yayoi Kusama (B. 1929), My Life. Estimate: GBP 300,000 - GBP 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021.

LONDON.- The Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale on 16 October, will bring together works by artists including Yayoi Kusama’s My Life (2014, estimate: £300,000-500,000), Andy Warhol’s Karen Kain (1980, estimate: £150,000-200,000) and Rudolf Stingel’s Untitled (1992, estimate: £150,000-200,000). Peter Doig’s Star Apple Stag & Philip Guston (2015, estimate: £200,000-300,000) is from the Estate of fellow Trinidadian resident and poet Derek Walcott. Contemporary names are also represented, among them Titus Kaphar’s How I remember him (2009, estimate: £100,000-150,000) and Amoako Boafo’s Portrait (2018, estimate: £50,000-70,000). There is also a strong presentation of works by female artists, including Natalia LL’s Consumer Art (1972, estimate: £12,000-18,000), Franciszka Themerson’s Piéton Apocalypse (1972, estimate: £40,000-60,000), Chantal Joffe’s, Night Self-Portrait in a Red Dress (2014, estimate: £35,000-55,000), Claire Tabouret’s Les Diadèmes (Rose et Bleu) (2014, estimate: £25,000-35,000) and Louise Bourgeois’s Lair (1962-2010, estimate: £100,000-150,000).

Artists, gallerists and collectors have generously donated works to benefit the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity. Founded in 2003, Rays of Sunshine brings joy to and brightens the lives of seriously ill young people and their families. Bringing together more than 50 works of art from both leading artists in the UK and internationally, there are works offered in both the Post-War and Contemporary Day Sale and in First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online that will support Rays of Sunshine’s ongoing mission. Highlights include Flora Yukhnovich’s Untitled (2021, estimate: £20,000-30,000, illustrated above right), Yoshitomo Nara’s TOKIO TOKIO (2021, estimate: £70,000-100,000), and France-Lise McGurn’s Goya Eyes (2020, estimate: £10,000-15,000). The Post-War and Contemporary Day Sale is on view from 9 to 15 October.

Annabelle Scholar, Associate Director, Client Advisory, Christie’s London: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Rays of Sunshine to brighten the lives of seriously ill young people and their families. The generosity of the artists and supporters who have donated to the auctions has been inspiring and I would like to sincerely thank them for their support of this charitable initiative. There are a striking range of sculptures, paintings, and prints available, spanning many significant artistic movements of recent decades. Christie's looks forward to offering these within our Post-War and Contemporary Day Sale and First Open online sale and are delighted that our clients have a wonderful opportunity to support such an important cause.”

Anna Touzin, Head of Day Sale, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s London: “Coinciding with Frieze week in London, the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale at Christie’s provides a diverse offering this season. We celebrate visionary women with artwork by Yayoi Kusama, Louise Bourgeois and Franciszka Themerson. There also a number of leading German artists represented, including Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Günther Förg and André Butzer. We look forward to welcoming our clients to King Street.”

First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online

First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online, live for bidding from 5 to 19 October, brings together a selection of works by leading international artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Highlights include Nicolas Party’s Untitled (2011-2012, estimate: £15,000-20,000), Peter Saul’s Ha Ha Ha (2006, estimate: £25,000-35,000, illustrated page two, left), and Koak’s, To Be Touched, 2020 (2020, estimate: £6,000-8,000 illustrated page two, right). There are also a selection of works from designer Yves Saint Laurent, some of them costume designs including L'Araignée (estimate: £2,000-3,000). Contemporary African art is also highlighted in the sale. The 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House in collaboration with Christie’s will be offering the Nigerian crypto-artist Osinachi's NFT series Different Shades of Water. The digital artworks associated with the NFTs will be on view at 1-54 London 2021.This will mark the first NFT by a contemporary African artist offered by Christie’s in Europe and is the first NFT collaboration for 1-54.

The First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online sale includes 25 works to benefit Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity. Michael Craig-Martin’s Eye Test (2018, estimate: £6,000-8,000), Julian Opie’s Running Men (2016, estimate: £10,000-15,000) and Patrick Hughes’, The Artist's Rainbow (2016, estimate: £5,000-7,000) have all been generously donated. A selection of highlights on view at Christie’s King Street from 9 October to 15 October.

Isabel Millar, Associate Specialist, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s London: “We are excited to present the first NFTs by an African artist at Christie’s in Europe as part of the First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online sale, in collaboration with 1-54. The sale represents a wide variety of works by leading international contemporary artists, alongside 24 drawings and collages by the leading fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.”

No Regrets: The Collectors' Edition

No Regrets: The Collectors' Edition is a new, online addition to the 20/21 sale season this October at Christie’s, live for bidding until 18 October. This is a ‘no-reserve’ sale, with a selection of works by artists working across Europe, Asia and the America. Each lot will be offered at a starting bid of £100, with unique artworks as well as editions and photographs available.

Alongside well-known artists such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Thomas Houseago and Marc Quinn; No Regrets presents an offering of paintings by Pearl C. Hsiung, Mike Bouchet, Parker Ito and Piotr Makowski; sculptures by The Haas Brothers, Claudia Comte and Nicole Wermers, and photography by Natalia LL, Robin Rhode and Jeff Burton.

Stephanie Rao, Specialist, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s London: “No Regrets: The Collectors' Edition, is a new online format for London with all works starting at £100. This is an opportunity to make contemporary art fun and accessible to everyone.”

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