5 Key Auctions to Watch for September 2017

From New York to the Netherlands, see what's hitting the auction block this month.

Tom Friedman, Today (2003). Courtesy Wright

From the US to the Netherlands to Australia, a wide range of artwork—including Modern art from the estate of Annette Cravens and contemporary Asian works from the collection of Frank Cohen—is hitting the auction block this month.

In anticipation of the September auctions, and with the help of the artnet Price Database, artnet News has compiled a list of five of the most important sales taking place across the globe.

September 13, 2017

Manjit Bawa, <i>Untitled (Cow)</i> (DATE) Courtesy Christie's.

Manjit Bawa, Untitled (Cow) (2002) Courtesy Christie’s.

South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art at Christie’s New York

Christie’s Asian Art Week in New York will present a jam-packed series of sales at its Rockefeller Plaza location this September, offering more than 800 lots of Asian art. The South Asian Modern and contemporary art sale spans more than 70 years of Modern and contemporary art in South Asia, including works by V.S. Gaitonde, Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, Jehangir Sabavala, Manjit Bawa, and Ganesh Pyne, among many others.


September 14, 2017

Christ Ofili, <i>Untitled (Two Works)</i> Courtesy Wright Chicago.

Christ Ofili, Untitled (Two Works) (2000) Courtesy Wright, Chicago.

Feature Inc. at Wright, Chicago

The Chicago-based auction house will offer works from the beloved New York gallery Feature Inc, which closed in 2014. The works were selected by the gallery’s late founder Hudson, one of the most influential and admired dealers of his time. Wright will present more than 100 works, including several at prices under $1,000, by artists such as Tom Friedman and Raymond Pettibon.


September 17, 2017

Kang Hyung-Koo <i>Andy Warhol</i> (2008). Courtesy Mossgreen

Kang Hyung-Koo Andy Warhol (2008). Courtesy Mossgreen.

Contemporary Asian, Indian and American Art at Mossgreen in Armadale, Australia

Mossgreen presents a dynamic collection of international contemporary art assembled by the prominent British collector Frank Cohen. The auction house worked closely with Cohen to handpick 80 works from his holdings for sale. The offerings include paintings, photography, and installations by some of the world’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, such as Zeng Fanzhi, Lee Ufan, and Fang Lijun.


September 20, 2017

Lee Man Fon, <i>Ikan Mas Koki/Two Goldfish</i> Courtesy Venduehuis.

Lee Man Fon, Ikan Mas Koki/Two Goldfish Courtesy Venduehuis.

Indonesian Art Sale at Venduehuis der Notarissen in the Hague, Netherlands

The Venduehuis in the Hague has a long history with Indonesian art. As an administrative center, the Hague maintained extensive relations with Indonesia, which it formerly occupied as the Dutch East Indies. Along with Indonesian paintings, drawings, and watercolors, the auction also includes sculpture, silver, colonial furniture, and tribal art.


September 22, 2017

Alexander Calder, <i>Big Wheel</i> (circa 1946). Courtesy Cottone Auctions

Alexander Calder, Big Wheel (circa 1946). Courtesy Cottone Auctions.

The Estate of Annette McGuire Cravens at Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, New York

Cottone presents the estate of philanthropist and collector Annette Cravens, whose collection demonstrates an exceptional range of modern 20th-century art and design. Cottone’s two-day sale is packed with eminent artists and includes sculptures by Alexander Calder and Harry Bertoia as well as design works by British potter Lucie Rie.

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