From Carrie Mae Weems to Czech Cubism, Here Are 5 Key Auctions to Watch this November

From Dallas to London, see the best of the auction block this month

František Foltýn, Blue Madonna (1922–24). Courtesy of Sotheby's London.

Running the gamut from Norman Rockwell to Marina Abramović to Jack Hamilton, a vast array of exciting work is hitting the auction block this November. With the help of the artnet Price Database team, we’ve compiled a list of five key sales taking place across the globe this month.

Photographs at Phillips London
November 2
Carrie Mae Weems, <i>Untitled (Woman and daughter with makeup)</i> from "Kitchen Table" series, (1990). Image courtesy of Phillip's London.

Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Woman and daughter with makeup) from “Kitchen Table” series, (1990). Image courtesy of Phillip’s London.

Phillips presents a curated selection of photos, including those by several leading women artists, such as Helena Almeida, Marina Abramović, and Carrie Mae Weems. Abramović’s Self-Portrait With Skull will appear at auction for the first time, while Weems’s Untitled (Woman and daughter with makeup) from “Kitchen Table” series, comes to auction after being held in the same collection for more than 20 years.

American Art Signature Auction at Heritage Auctions, Texas
November 3, 2017  
Norman Rockwell, <i>Lazy Bones, The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, (1919). Courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas.

Norman Rockwell, Lazy Bones, The Saturday Evening Post cover (1919). Courtesy of Heritage Auctions, Dallas.

The major highlight of this sale is one of Norman Rockwell’s first works to appear on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. The painting Lazybones (Boy Asleep With Hoe), also known as Taking a Break, was recently returned to its owners after being stolen more than 40 years ago and now is expected to sell for more than $1 million. The sale also features works by other Golden Age illustrators such as Joseph Christian Leyendecker and Maxfield Parrish.

Post-war & Contemporary Art at BYDealers, Montreal

November 6, 2017
Jack Hamilton, <i>Blue Slant</i>, (1967). Courtesy BYDealers, Montreal.

Jack Hamilton, Blue Slant (1967). Courtesy of BYDealers, Montreal.

This sale features a wide range of highly sought after abstract works of art. Leading the pack is Jack Hamilton Bush’s Blue Slant, which is among his most compelling examples of color field paintings. Other highlights include L’Orage by Canadian abstract expressionist Jean-Paul Riopelle, which demonstrates his signature mosaic-like style.


Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale at Christie’s New York

November 13, 2017

Vincent van Gogh, <i>Laboureur dans un champ</i>, (1899). Courtesy of Christie's.

Vincent van Gogh, Laboureur dans un champ, (1899). Courtesy of Christie’s.

This November, Christie’s New York will auction works from the Bass Collection, featuring some of the finest Impressionist, modern, and postwar masterworks by artists including Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko, Marc Chagall, and Joan Miró. Leading the collection is Van Gogh’s 1889 painting Laboureur dans un champ and Joan Miro’s monumental abstract work Peinture.

“20th Century Art – a Different Perspective” at Sotheby’s London
November 14, 2017
Emil Filla, <i>Seated Woman</i> (1948). Courtesy Sotheby's London.

Emil Filla, Seated Woman (1948). Courtesy of Sotheby’s London.

Sotheby’s annual “20th Century Art – a Different Perspective” sale showcases works by important modern and contemporary artists from central and eastern Europe that are not yet part of the international mainstream. The sale builds on the in-depth regional knowledge that the house has established during the fifteen years its held theme sales from this part of the world and important single-owner sales.

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