Christie’s and Saatchi Gallery launch ‘Handpicked’ auction
‘Malus Sieversii’ by Matt Johnson, 2008 (New York sale, estimate $5,000 to $7,000)
Christie’s and Saatchi Gallery have teamed up to present a sale of 100 artworks by 100 contemporary artists, held in two stages across the auction house’s London and New York headquarters.
Raising money to support Saatchi Gallery’s free entry and education programme, the ‘Handpicked’ auction will showcase some of today’s most exciting artistic talent, hailing from Europe, the US, Canada, Costa Rica and South Korea. Among the artists featured are the sculptor Matt Johnson, who is known for using unusual materials to create his large-scale artworks, the Turner Prize 2016 nominee Anthea Hamilton, the London-based painter Chantal Joffe and the French installation artist Laure Prouvost.
‘Little Girls’ by Chantal Joffe, 1995 (London sale, estimate £10,000 to £15,000)
Fify of the works will be sold at Christie’s South Kensington, where the highlights will include a series of 30 portraits by Annie Kevans showing the faces of dictators as children, and 50 in New York, with notable pieces such as Dana Schutz’s portrait of an albino woman.
Annie Kevans, 2004 (London sale, estimate £18,000 to £25,000)
‘Albino’ by Dana Schutz, 2001 (New York sale, estimate $12,000 to $18,000)
‘Handpicked: 100 Artists Selected by the Saatchi Gallery’ is at Christie’s London, South Kensington, on 10 March (lots 1 to 50) and at Christie’s New York on 22 March (lots 51 to 100)
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