This season’s Contemporary Edition
online auction offers a diverse array of prints and multiples by the greats of Post-War and Contemporary Art. The sale comprises a selection of works created from the late 1960s up to 2017 by many preeminent artists of the post-war period, including Cy Twombly, Tom Wesselmann, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Lucio Fontana, Ellsworth Kelly, Bridget Riley, Louise Bourgeois and Sol LeWitt, as well as works by much sought-after contemporary artists, such as Kara Walker, Carmen Herrera, Vija Celmins, Yoshitomo Nara, Christopher Wool and Banksy.
This sale also includes portfolios by Robert Indiana, Luc Tuymans, Urs Fischer and Patrick Caulfield, and several three-dimensional multiples by Donald Judd, Günther Förg, Mona Hatoum, Grayson Perry, Rachel Whiteread and Ai Weiwei.
The curated section ‘Etching & The London School: A Homage to Studio Prints’ (lots 213-237) celebrates the printer Marc Balakjian, his London workshop Studio Prints and the close collaboration with the artists Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, Paula Rego, Leon Kossoff, Celia Paul and Stephen Conroy. This selection of etchings, focusing on figurative work and portraiture, consists of working proofs, printer’s proofs and bon à tirer-impressions printed before the respective editions.
Composed of over 120 works by a truly global range of artists, with estimates ranging from £500 to £35,000, Contemporary Edition
has much to discover for both new and seasoned collectors. Selected highlights will be on view at King Street from 15-19 September alongside the 20 September Prints & Multiples auction.
James Baskerville, Head of Sale
Alexandra Gill, Head of Online Print Sales