Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Auction, July 1 – Preview

July 1st, 2008

Chant 2, Bridget Riley (1967) via Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s is holding its Contemporary Art Evening Auction on Tuesday, July 1st at its New Bond St. location in London. The sale’s highlights include works from Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Gerhard Richter, Bridget Riley, Andy Warhol and a number of other notable contemporary artists. The complete body of works for this sale will be on view at Sotheby’s New Bond St. galleries Monday, June 30 from 9am-7pm and Tuesday, July 1 from 9am-12noon.

Bridget Riley’s piece, Chant 2, a unique color painting which will be in the sale, was part of a show which won the artist the esteemed International Prize for Painting at the 34th Venice Biennale in 1968 .

Estimate: $4,000,000 – $6,000,000 (Pictured above)

London Contemporary Art Evening Auction [Sotheby's]

Featured Works:

Study for Head of George Dyer, Francis Bacon (1967) via Sotheby’s

Estimate: Upon Request

DOB Flower, Takashi Murakami (2000) via Sotheby’s

Estimate: $1,000,000 – $1,400,000

Overseas Nurse, Richard Prince (2002) via Sotheby’s

Estimate: $8,000,000 – $12,000,000

Untitled, Anish Kapoor (2003) via Sotheby’s

Estimate: $2,000,000 – $3,000,000

Yorkshire Terriers, Jeff Koons (1991) via Sotheby’s

Estimate: $1,500,000 – $2,000,000