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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 335

Post-War and Contemporary Art

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 18 luglio 2020

London. FIRST OPEN: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online, live for bidding from 14 to 28 July, offers an opportunity to obtain the best in contemporary artworks at auction, from rising stars to established names. Prices range from £600 to £60,000, offering an opportunity for collectors of all levels to participate. Highlights include Franz West’s Untitled (1995, estimate: £30,000-50,000), Alighiero Boetti’s Mimetico (Camouflage) (1968, estimate: £60,000-80,000) and Amoako Boafo’s Lady with Lemon Top (2018, estimate: £15,000-20,000). These will be presented alongside Mequitta Ahuja’s Generator (2010, estimate: £15,000-20,000), Yoshitomo Nara’s Hen-Shin (2003, estimate: £40,000-60,000) and Martin Kippenberger’s Untitled (Somateio Zoofilon) (1995, estimate: £10,000-15,000). A selection of works generously donated by artists including Hurvin Anderson, Phyllida Barlow, the Connor Brothers, Antony Gormley and Wolfgang Tillmans will be sold to benefit St Mungo’s, the UK-based charity that aims to end homelessness.Isabel Millar, Head of First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online: “Christie’s are delighted to partner with St Mungo’s, who continue to provide vital assistance and guidance to those who have become homeless, helping them to rebuild their lives throughout these challenging times. The artists that have generously donated pieces have come together to unite in their support of St Mungo’s and we look forward to showcasing the artworks to a global audience through our First Open online-only sale.”Reta Robinson, Head of Fundraising, St Mungo’s: “We are extremely grateful and pleased to be working with Christie’s and all the artists involved. Our thanks to all the artists taking part. Last year marked our 50th anniversary of helping people and we would not be able to achieve what we do without the people who give their time, enthusiasm and energy so freely and share our vision to end homelessness and rebuild lives.”​

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