Christie's and The Saatchi Gallery to sell 100 handpicked artworks



2017-02-02 16:07:11

Christie's has teamed up with The Saatchi Gallery to present a new sale of 100 artworks by 100 international contemporary artists.

'Handpicked: 100 Artists Selected by The Saatchi Gallery' features 100 artworks carefully selected from the personal collection of Charles Saatchi, offered in support of the gallery’s free entry and education programme.

The first 50 works will cross the block in London on March 10, with a further 50 to be sold in New York on March 22. Estimates range from £1,000 up to £35,000, offering collectors of all levels the chance to acquire works directly from the renowned Saatchi collection.

"With exhibitions and auctions at both Christie’s London and New York, Handpicked presents one hundred artworks by artists that reflect the range and ambition of the Saatchi Gallery’s programme," said Philippa Adams, Senior Director of The Saatchi Gallery.

"This platform supports the Gallery’s mission to raise awareness of emerging talent and contemporary art with free entry."

Light Perpetual by Conrad Shawcross (Image: Christie

Light Perpetual by Conrad Shawcross (Image: Christie's)

London highlights will include Light Perpetual by Conrad Shawcross, estimated at £10,000-15,000, and and a series of 30 portraits by Annie Kevans depicting the faces of dictators as children, estimated at £18,000-25,000.

Highlights from the New York section include Henry Taylor’s painting of “The Young, the Brave, Bobby Hutton”, R.I.P. Oakland, California, estimated at $35,000-45,000; Amansalva by Federico Herrero, estimated at $15,000-20,000; and Dana Schutz’s portrait of an albino woman estimated at $12,000-18,000.

"In an ever more globalised art world, the Saatchi Gallery’s ongoing commitment to showing the very best of the new, together with its mission to educate, has inspired a whole generation of collectors, curators, gallerists and, of course, artists to new heights of achievement on both sides of the Atlantic," said Francis Outred, Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art.

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