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Calder, Albers and Warhol

Our recommendations for Sotheby's upcoming Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London. 

By Chadwick Ciocci 

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction on June 28 in London offers collectors several wonderful options. And following on their successful Impressionist and Modern sale last night, it will be fascinating to see how the evening goes.

Below are our recommendations.

Alexander Calder


$1,150,000 – 1,731,000

Calder is a necessity for any serious collection and his works have been appearing more and more often at auctions of late. This piece is a beautiful representation of his work and is especially attractive for two reasons: 1. At around 6 feet in length, it is physically impressive and 2. The piece incorporates both colored elements on one end as well as black elements on the other – a combination we see less often than the two individual elements apart.

We recommend acquiring this piece at the low to mid range, primarily because there have been so many Calder’s available of late and likely will be in the future as well.

Josef Albers

Study for Homage to the Square: Signal

$577,000 – 865,000

Albers’ Homage to the Square is best known series, and certainly the most iconic. The artist spent years creating images of three to four squares within themselves as he experimented with the relationships between colors. His most sought after are those done in red, and this piece is a fine example of his work.

We recommend acquiring this piece above the estimate, up to $1.2M.

Andy Warhol

Four Marilyns (Reversal Series)

$2,600,000 – 3,600,000

Warhol is classic. Marilyn even more so. But even we get bored with the standard Marilyn’s by Warhol. His reversal series, however, is not only fun and interesting but also rare and highly collectible.

We recommend acquiring this piece below the $3M mark.

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