Rising Contemporary artist Chris Bracey created this brilliantly dynamic neon and incandescent light bulb installation.
On the Rocks
From flashy diamond or gold-encrusted works on canvas to classic black-and-white celebrity portraits, we’re thrilled to debut our latest auction, On the Rocks, a fabulous new sale showcasing over 50 works by the most cutting-edge Contemporary artists.
Discover artworks that epitomize the fusion of high art, fashion, and music with the obsession with success and materialism embraced by contemporary culture.
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Text Me: Language & Art
Our Text Me: Language and Art auction is now online and live for bidding until March 19. A special curated auction of over 50 fabulous pieces that utilize text as a means of artistic expression, the sale features works by leading Contemporary artists, including Ed Ruscha, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, and Richard Prince!
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Pictured is Edinburgh-born artist Peter Doig’s Canoe - Island. As is typical of Doig, this work explores modern landscapes, depicting environments where the urban and rural worlds interact.
Crushed love presents an artfully crumpled version of Robert Indiana’s popularly acclaimed Love sculpture.
This beautiful early work by Richard Estes is set at the iconic Bethesda Fountain in New York’s Central Park. Combining plein-air spontaneity with studied compositional harmony, Bethesda Fountain shows a contemporary American interpretation of the Impressionist tradition.
This work is rare because it was executed in 1966, at the very beginning of Estes’s painting career, and two years before the artist’s first solo show in New York. The reflective surface of the fountain water presages Estes’s career-long preoccupation with the ephemeral nature of light and reflections.
Gabriel Sánchez Toledo
This year marks the 100th birthday of the famed Woolworth Building in New York, where we’re lucky enough to have our office.
Designed by architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1913, it is one of the oldest skyscrapers in the United States. The land for the building was purchased by F. W. Woolworth, on March 11, 1910, for US$2 million. A century after its construction, it remains, at 57 stories, one of the 20 tallest buildings in New York City; it has been a National Historic Landmark since 1966.
Pictured are three more internationally famous landmarks, courtesy of the artist Gabriel Sánchez Toledo.
Art of the 1990s
With New York’s New Museum devoting an entire exhibition to 1993, we’re joining in and devoting our latest online auction to art of the 1990s!
The one and only Truman Capote, photographed by Irving Penn in New York in 1965.
With its austere, industrial components, Robert Rauschenberg’s Tree of Life Prune (Kabal American Zephyr) forms an aggressively contemporary take on the motif of the Tree of Life, a mystical symbol in the Kabbalah tradition.
This 1991 wall piece by American sculptor John McCracken comprises three gleaming, red triangles, whose acute angles and vibrant hues speak to the aesthetics of high modernism.
Andy Warhol met Muhammad Ali in 1977 while working on a photographic series based on famous athletes. The project was initiated by the sports enthusiast and art collector Richard Weisman, and this beautiful color screenprint portfolio soon followed. In the prints, the legendary boxer is depicted not only as strong, but also with a focused gaze evoking an almost regal sense of power.
Browse more work from our Top of the Pop: Prints auction.
Hershey’s Kisses, the Mel Ramos version.
Ramos is considered to be a leading artist to represent the Pop movement on the West Coast. He simultaneously celebrates and satirizes popular culture, exploring the role of advertising through Fine Art.
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Happy Valentine’s Day!
Pictured: Mouthful Smoke by Tyler Shields
Artist Bill Fisher’s 2012 work, FUCK OFF FUCK, was apparently inspired by the text-based works of Chris Wool, as well as the work of Twombly and Basquiat.
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