Martin Kippenberger Untitled (From the series Krieg Bose / War Wicked) oil and spray paint on canvas 250.2 x 300cm
Sotheby’s auctioneers on New Bond Street have extensive galleries, open free to the public, where they display art works due to be sold in forthcoming auctions. These displays aren’t generally reviewed or promoted as exhibitions, but they’re a great way to see privately owned art that might never be exhibited publicly again.
On friday of this week, Sotheby’s are having sales of Contemporary Art and Italian Art, mostly painting. Yesterday I saw the display, which includes paintings by a very broad range of modern and contemporary artists. There’s so much there, I think anyone interested in painting would find something of interest. Here are a few of my favourites.
Jean-Michel Basquiat Hannibal (1982) acrylic, oilstick and paper collage on canvas 152.4 x 152.4cm
Albert Oehlen Untitled (2007) oil and paper on canvas 200.3 x 340cm
Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild (1986) oil on canvas 120 x 80cm
George Condo The Pilot (2012) acrylic, charcoal and pastel on linen 177.8 x 165.1cm
Peter Doig Grasshopper (1990) oil on canvas 200 x 250cm
Sigmar Polke Spirale (1985) oil and lacquer on fabric in 2 parts, each 179.7 x 149.9cm
Neo Rauch Spur (1998) oil on canvas 200 x 251cm
Michaël Borremans The Swan (2006) oil on canvas 40 x 49.5cm
André Butzer Frau Audi (Frau von August Horch) (2005) oil on canvas 250 x 200cm
Giorgio Morandi Natura Morta (1957) oil on canvas 44.5 x 20.2cm