Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art sale highlights
The real highlight getting gallerists and collectors talking is Francis Bacon's Two Men in a Field (1971), expected to go for a wapping £10,000,000. Another Bacon work sure to garner some attention are the ten diptychs, including Study for the Head of Isabelle Rawsthorne and George Dyer (1967), a haunting memorial to the two most important people in Bacon's life - his closest friend and his lover. Keep your eyes peeled for the four works by Richter in the sale of which our favourite is the colour photo painting Bäume im Feld (Trees in Field, 1988) and Sigmar Polke's Mondlandschaft mit Schilf (Moonlight landscape with reeds) which borders on the tense border between abstraction and material painting. Polke's moonscape has never appeared at auction before, so we can expect a lot of jostling from the bidders alongside other Polke works such as Ik Mach Dass Schon Je$s (I’ll Take Care of it Je$s, 1972) and Untitled (1994).
Yves Klein's explosive series of fire paintings make an appearance as well as the ever popular YBAs. Expect to find the controversial Chris Ofili picture of a black Holy Virgin Mary (1996), satire from Jake & Dinos Chapman, one of Damien Hirst's original spin paintings and fleshy works by Jenny Saville on display. Lord Anthony and Lady Evelyn Jacobs' collection of striking Tasmanian works and Pop Art by Roy Lichtenstein is at Christie's this summer as well as the King of Pop Art himself, Andy Warhol.
Anyone who's anyone in the contemporary art world will be making an appearance at the Evening and Day Auctions: get ahead of the curve by checking out the spectacular works on offer in Christie's St James showroom before the hammer comes down.
|What||Post-War and Contemporary Art Sales, Christie's Auction House|
|Where||Christie's, 8 King Street, St. James, London, SW1Y 6QT | MAP|
|Nearest tube||St. James's Park (underground)|
27 Jun 15 – 30 Jun 15, Jun 27, 12pm - 6pm Jun 28, 12pm - 6pm Jun 29, 9am - 7pm Jun 30, 9am - 4pm