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30 August 2016

Best of Britain: Contemporary Art, Photo Op, Andy Warhol, and more

We're proud to announce our very own British invasion

 
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August 30, 2016

 
 
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Best of Britain: Contemporary Art
August 30–September 8

 
 
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Francis Bacon
Studies of the Human Body (Center Panel), 1980
Est. 9,000–12,000 USD

 
 
 
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Alexander James
Influence of Aspirations, 2013
Est. 10,000–15,000 USD

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Julian Opie
Caterina Dancing Naked. 10., 2010
Est. 85,000–95,000 USD

 
 
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Damien Hirst
3-Methylthymidine, 2014
Est. 12,000–15,000 USD

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Banksy
Jack and Jill (Police Kids), 2005
Est. 8,000–12,000 USD

 
 
 

We’re pleased to present artnet Auctions’ very own British Invasion with our new sale, Best of Britain: Contemporary Art. This selection features works by popular British artists whose innovative approaches have changed the landscape of contemporary art in their home country and beyond. Don’t miss works by Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Banksy, David Nash, Julian Opie, Marc Quinn, and more, live for bidding now through September 8.

 
 

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Photo Op
August 22–31

 
 
 
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Willy Ronis
Café Le Bidule (+ 4 others; 5 works), 1947–1959
Est. 15,000–20,000 USD

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Harry Callahan
Egypt, 1978
Est. 3,000–5,000 USD

 
 

There’s still time to bid on affordable photographs by notable blue-chip artists in our Photo Op sale, ending Wednesday, August 31. Explore and bid on works by Cindy Sherman, Steve McCurry, David LaChapelle, Peter Beard, Annie Leibovitz, Ormond Gigli, Sebastião Salgado, and more today.

 
 

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Andy Warhol Photographs
August 17–September 14

 
 
 
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Andy Warhol
Bette Midler, c. 1980
Acquire Now: 6,000 USD

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Andy Warhol
Male Wrestler Statue, c. 1980
Acquire Now: 3,600 USD

 
 

Andy Warhol’s photographs are his visual diary, providing a fascinating glimpse into the enigmatic artist’s life and the inner workings of his mind, with subjects ranging from everyday objects and landscapes to portraits and candid shots of his star-studded social scene. Don’t miss this sale of unique photographs, each available for immediate purchase with no Buyer’s Premium.

This sale is live through September 14, but don't wait until it’s too late—works are selling fast, so claim your favorite today!

 
 

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Works of the Week

 
 
 
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Peter Doig
Country Rock, 1997
Est. 7,000–9,000 USD

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Russell Young
Marilyn Crying, 2013
Est. 8,000–12,000 USD

 
 
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Julian Opie
Self-Portrait, c. 1985
Est. 30,000–50,000 USD

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Vik Muniz
702 Holes (from Pictures of Holes), 1997
Est. 3,000–5,000 USD

 
 
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Ernst Haas
Swimmer, Rhodes, Greece, 1970
Est. 5,000–6,000 USD

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Christian Furr
That My Heart Should Explode with Tenderness (from the Juissance series), 2015
Est. 5,000–7,000 USD

 
 
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David Nash
Skirted Cherry Bowl, 1991
Est. 10,000–15,000 USD

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Cindy Sherman
Untitled (Doctor and Nurse) (diptych), 1980–1987
Est. 7,000–9,000 USD

 
 

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Upcoming Sale Preview:
Works on Paper
September 1–13

 
 
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Sam Francis
Untitled, 1984
Est. 18,000–25,000 USD

 
 
 

Our Works on Paper sale will highlight the innovative ways in which artists have utilized this important medium to explore a variety of styles, genres, and movements. Browse vibrant and eclectic highlights from the sale, including works by Sam Francis, Mel Bochner, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Rauschenberg, George Condo, and Sigmar Polke. Don’t miss the chance to bid on Works on Paper September 1 through 13 on artnet Auctions.

 
 

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September 1–13

Works on Paper

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This selection of works on paper will spotlight the diverse ways in which artists have utilized this important medium

September 7–15

Japanese Pop Art
Consignment Deadline:
September 2

Explore Japanese artists’ unique take on Pop, including Murakami’s groundbreaking Superflat style

September 12–21

Top Pics
Consignment Deadline:
September 7

Don’t miss our sale of iconic and in-demand works by the masters of photography

September 13–22

Pop Art
Consignment Deadline:
September 8

Our Pop Art sale celebrates the colorful aesthetic and lasting influence of the movement

September 20–29

Post-War & Contemporary Art
Consignment Deadline:
September 15

Bid on important works from 1945 onward by well-known and highly influential artists

September 27–October 6

Urban Art
Consignment Deadline:
September 22

Prints and original works by Banksy, KAWS, Kenny Scharf, SEEN, Mr. Brainwash, and more will lead our sale of urban art

October 4–13

Contemporary Photography
Consignment Deadline:
September 29

Works by groundbreaking contemporary artists like Vik Muniz, Cindy Sherman, and more

October 6–18

Contemporary Asian Art
Consignment Deadline:
October 3

Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara, Zeng Fanzhi, Hendra Gunawan, and more will lead our fall sale of exciting works by Asian artists

October 24–November 2

Rebels
Consignment Deadline:
October 19

This sale of photographs will pay tribute to both artists and subjects who reject convention and break all the rules

 
 

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