32 Press Releases

Tag: Contemporary Art

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    Post War and Contemporary Art

    While many paintings represent the outer world, Abstract works tend to represent emotions or give a form to inner states and moods. Cy Twombly particularly embraced abstraction after touring the Mediterannean. Many of his works figuratively expressed his internal emotions and ideas. One of Twombly’s untitled paintings from 1965 will…

    Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985) Paysage, 1974
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    2020 MassArt Auction – Live Auction

    Contemporary artist Robert Freeman has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in the Boston area over the last 30 years. His paintings capture the Black middle class in various situations, from black tie events to Mardi Gras celebrations. Available in the live session of the upcoming 2020 MassArt Auction is…

    Ingrid Calame, Ee-ah-dowewa-eehh!
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    Fine Art + Design Selections

    The Fine Art + Design Selections auction, presented by Hindman, offers contemporary and early 20th-century pieces from artists around the world. Representing the United States is Ida Kohlmeyer's Mythic Mirror. Kohlmeyer discovered Abstract Expressionism when a leader of the movement, Mark Rothko, came to her native New Orleans as a…

    Fine Art + Design Selections
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    Post-War to Present

    Robert Indiana’s LOVE motif has become ingrained in American culture, recognizable in its simplicity and branding. However, the Pop artist struggled with the legacy he created: “Love bit me. It was a marvelous idea, but it was also a terrible mistake... it became too popular.” Two of Indiana’s LOVE paintings…

    Robert Indiana (1928-2018) LOVE
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    Urban Art: And Then Online Auction

    The upcoming Urban Art online sale offered by Heritage Auctions will examine the meeting point between street art and Superflat art. Takashi Murakami, the Japanese contemporary artist who launched the latter movement, will be particularly highlighted in this event. Several lithographs from his And Then series will be available, as…

    KAWS X BE@RBRICK. Dissected Companion 1000%, 2008.
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    First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online

    The upcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art auction, offered by Christie’s, will offer 97 pieces of fine art from both rising and established artists. One mixed media piece from Miquel Barceló will be particularly highlighted. A seasoned traveler, Barceló spent much of the 1980s in Western Africa observing the dry weather…

    MARC QUINN
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    Modern and Contemporary Native American Art

    Cowan Auctions will feature modern and contemporary Native American artworks in their upcoming sale, along with various pieces of Asian art, antiques, collectibles, and decorative art. The auction will particularly highlight a bronze sculpture by Tammy Garcia. The American artist is best known for her classic designs and modern iconography.…

    Modesto Rivera Lemus (Huichol, 20th century) Yarn Paintings on Board, From the Collection of Robert B. Riley, Urbana, IL
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    Fine Art: Street & Contemporary Online Only Auction

    Popularly known as “The Shadowman,” Richard Hambleton started his career as a graffiti artist alongside a group of confidants and collaborators that included Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf. His work includes series such as Mass Murder, Shadow Head Portraits, Marlboro Man, and Shadow Man. He is one of many…

    MISS VAN (FRENCH, 1973)
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    Post War and Contemporary Art

    The upcoming Post War and Contemporary Art auction presented by Hindman Auctions will feature items from several 20th-century artisans. Leading the sale is a sculpture carved in 1982 by Carl Andre. His work was inspired by the concepts of simplicity and minimalism. Andre designed sculptures with factory-cut wood, bricks, and…

    Lester Johnson (American, 1919-2010) City Women
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    Fine Modern Art

    Full of hatch marks, strong lines, and scribbles, the paintings of the French-German Modernist Hans Hartung were a source of controversy during the mid-20th century. Hartung would eventually be imprisoned by the Gestapo in part because of his defiant style, which he consistently defended: “The first and most important thing…

    Hans Hartung
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    Fine Art Fall Selections

    The upcoming Fine Art Fall Selections auction offered by Hindman shows the evolution of modern art across the last two centuries. This sale of fine art and sculpture ranges from chaotic collages to symmetrical, minimalistic prints. One featured lot is Play Again, a mixed media painting from the Clayton brothers.…

    Jim McHugh (American, 20th Century) David Hockney painting Chloe and Untitled (Los Angeles Scene)
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    Modern and Contemporary Art+Design: Premier Auction

    Ismael Al-Sheikhli’s forte was the use of vibrant colors, abstract human figures, and obscured backgrounds. As one of the pioneers of Iraqi Art, Ismael shares the center stage with the likes of Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso at the Modern and Contemporary Art+Design: Premier Auction. Offered by Cowan’s Auction, the…

    An Extremely Rare and Important Cocktail Shaker, Designed by Paul Lobel
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    Contemporary Art Online | New York

    Richard Hambleton started as a graffiti artist. From making street art to painting in his studio, he has come a long way as an artist. He is one of many intriguing artists being featured at Contemporary Art Online by Sotheby's with the piece the “Shadowman”. Hambleton was always famous for…

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    Post-War to Present

    The Post-War to Present auction, offered by Christie's, presents fine art produced by some of the most notable artists of the 20th century, as well as emerging voices.  Andy Warhol's "Flowers" headlines with an estimated value of $1.5 to $2 million. For the leading figure in pop art, the "Flowers"…

    Post-War to Present/Auctiondaily
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    Thirtyfive Works by Ed Ruscha

    “Life is more like an off-center love story than it is a straight-ahead...narrative,” says art collector Fred Clarke in an interview with Christie’s. The Thirty-five Works by Ed Ruscha auction, presented by Christie’s, comes entirely from the Clarke Collection, the private holdings of Fred and Laura Weir Clarke.  Clarke’s view…

    Thirtyfive Works by Ed Ruscha
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    Contemporary Curated

    Sotheby's Contemporary Curated auction is a powerful exhibition of the post-war period. The auction presents works from The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and The Drawing Center as well as from private collections. It is curated by renowned chef Massimo Bottura. The resulting selection proves that a passion for food…

    Kerry James Marshall/Auctiondaily
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    Made in California

    Bonhams presents the Made in California auction. Each of the auction’s 86 lots is a piece of contemporary fine art produced by an artist with a strong connection to California. The lot with the highest estimated value is an untitled set of two hanging forms made of brass wire by…

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    Contemporary

    In the upcoming auction, entitled “Contemporary,” Bonhams pushes the limits of modern art. The auction’s 136 lots represent contemporary fine art, furniture, and art installations from numerous countries, from Serbia to America. One of the pieces with a high estimated value is “Polans,” a piece from Hungarian and French artist…

    Bonhams
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    Classic and Contemporary Art Auction

    With much influence of art history, no auction covers the graceful interplay between vintage and modern art like Classic and Contemporary Art Auction. The forthcoming sale may be judged by items of outstanding quality, among their kinds.  Looking at some of the highlights, an abstract mixed media artwork by Laura…

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    Summer auction. Modern & Contemporary Art

    The Summer auction of Modern & Contemporary Art, offered by Morton Subastas, is a single-night auction consisting of paintings, drawings and sculptures from Mexico and Latin America. Among the most valuable pieces offered is a small, haunting work by Sergio Hernández, in which the ghostly figures seem to be spiriting…

    LILIA CARRILLO, Composición en ocres