artnet Auctions: A Stunning Piece by Rising Star Shara Hughes + 4 Other Artworks to Buy This Month
Holiday shopping? Let our specialists guide you to the best works from artnet's monthly auctions.
Black Friday is over, but the big holiday shopping season has only just begun. To help, the team of specialists at artnet Auctions have selected some spectacular paintings, editions, and mixed-media works from our latest online sales this month. This curated selection of artworks by some of the most renowned contemporary artists are all available now through artnet’s online auctions.
Building off his famous series of paintings in the mid 1960s, Roy Lichtenstein started to create three dimensional versions of his “Brushstroke” series in the 1980s as his practice evolved from its comic-book origins to include increasingly abstract elements. Created in an edition of 10, this sculpture is the most complex example example from the series, and the present edition comes from the distinguished provenance of Ellen Grinstien, daughter of Gemini G.E.L. co-founder Elyse Grinstein, and is in exceptional condition.
Inspired by found posters from low-income neighborhoods of his native Los Angeles, Mark Bradford’s “merchant posters” series offers a critical perspective on the economic and social structures within American urban culture that relate to poverty, racism, gender, politics, drugs, and violence.
Bradford’s unique, process-based approach earned him the privilege of representing the United States at the latest edition of the Venice Biennale. This piece is a fantastic opportunity to buy an example of the multilayered, weathered works that propelled the artist to stardom—and at a very good price.
Embodying Shara Hughes’s vibrant and abstracted indoor and outdoor environments, this mixed-media work on paper by the über-hot Brooklyn-based artist really exemplifies her playful and organic style. Here’s the chance to add a work by the 2017 Whitney Biennial participant to your collection at a very affordable price point.
Greene County Courthouse, Georgia, January 28, 1976, 1976
Chromogenic print (c-print)
In Stephen Shore’s landmark series “Uncommon Places” the photographer documented the interiors and exteriors of courthouses. This particular image boasts all the hallmarks of Shore’s preoccupation with everyday American landscapes and the built environment, picking up where artists such as Walker Evans and Robert Frank left off.
As one of the leading figures in the minimal and conceptual art movements, Sol LeWitt revolutionized the history of art through his rigid, geometric compositions and mastery of color and form. In this work, LeWitt uses rule-based abstraction to explore shape, form, and dimensionality as exemplified by his signature use of the line. Published in an edition of 35, this piece shows minimalist master’s acumen as a printer.
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