Sotheby's London: Contemporary Art Exhibition
Updated: Jul 16, 2021
London art lovers, don't lose the unique opportunity to see nearly 200 works of Contemporary Art at Sotheby's London, FOR FREE, before they're auctioned on February 11. Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction will sell an incredible selection of works by some of the most famous and inspiring artists of the past two centuries.
From David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, Jean-Michel Basquiat to Bridget Riley, Christopher Wool, Yves Klein, and Francis Bacon, it's an extraordinary lineup not to be missed.
Hockney’s 1966 "The Splash" is one of the most expensive masterpieces this time, estimated to sell for up to £30 million (around $39.2 million). The last time it came to auction was in 2006, for a price of £2.9 million. "The Splash" captures a fleeting moment just seconds after someone breaks the sublime calmness of a swimming pool.
It’s part of a series of three paintings, being described by Emma Baker, head of Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale as "a landmark work within David Hockney's oeuvre and an icon of pop that defined an era and also gave a visual identity to LA.”
"Equally as recognizable as Munch's series of screams, Monet's water lilies or Van Gogh's flowers, Hockney's splash is ingrained within our cultural imagination," acquiring an indisputable mythical status in the history of art.
Another iconic work is Banksy's "Vote to Love," a Brexit-themed, anti-establishment statement expected to fetch more than £500.000. The piece dates from 2018 and it was rejected from The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition. It features a heart-shaped balloon painted onto a ‘Vote to Leave’ political placard used during a UKIP rally that took place during the 2016 Brexit campaign.
📅 EXHIBITION TIMES SUN, 09 FEB 20 | 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM GMT MON, 10 FEB 20 | 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM GMT TUE, 11 FEB 20 | 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM GMT
Location: 📍 Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond Street, W1S 2RT
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