Sotheby’s London – Contemporary Art Evening Auction

September 28th, 2011 by

Staged alongside London’s celebrated Frieze Art Fair, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 13th October will present 47 artworks of exceptional quality and rarity, spanning an era from post-war to present day.

Included among the many outstanding highlights to be offered for sale in the Evening Auction is an exceptionally strong School of London group, headlined by three extraordinary early works by Lucian Freud alongside masterly early Frank Auerbach and the most important landscape by Leon Kossoff to come to auction.

American Pop is epitomised by works representing two of Andy Warhol’s most recognisable icons: Chairman Mao and Marilyn Monroe, while masterpieces by Miquel Barceló, Peter Doig, Anselm Kiefer, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Chris Ofili and others are testament to the most exciting developments in the art of painting to have taken place over the past thirty years.