Four Things: Sotheby's Contemporary Art Day Sale

In the midst of the Frieze Art Fair frenzy in London, we have Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Sale tomorrow. Here are four of my picks:

Nam June Paik, TV Rodin (Le Penseur), 1976-8
Bronze sculpture, video camera, tripod and TV monitor
Statue: 37.5 by 19 by 26cm.; 14 3/4 by 7 1/2 by 10 1/4 in.
Overall: 132 by 110 by 50cm.; 52 by 43 3/8 by 19 5/8 in.
Number 3 in edition of 12
Estimate: 35,000 – 45,000 GBP

Read John Hanhardt’s essay about Nam June here.

UPDATE: Sold for 68,500 GBP (Hammer price with buyer’s premium)
 

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Robin Rhode, Juggla, 2007
Digital pigment prints mounted on museum board, in twenty parts
Each: 53.3 by 35.6cm.; 21 by 14in.
Number 4 in edition of 5, plus 2 artist’s proofs
Estimate: 10,000 – 15,000 GBP

Learn more about Robin here.

UPDATE: Sold for 35,000 GBP (Hammer price with buyer’s premium)


Idris Khan, Every… Page of Roland Barthes’ Book ‘Camera Lucida’, 2004
Digital c-print mounted on aluminum
Image: 110.5 by 138 cm.; 43 1/2 by 54 3/8 in.
Sheet: 125 by 153cm.; 49 1/4 by 60 1/4 in.
Number 1 in edition of 5
Estimate: 8,000 – 12,000 GBP

Learn more about Idris here.

 UPDATE: Sold for 11,250 GBP (Hammer price with buyer’s premium)



Theaster Gates, Civil Tapestries X, 2011
Decommissioned fire hoses and wood
122.5 by 62 by 7.6cm.; 48 1/4 by 24 1/2 by 3in.
Estimate: 30,000 – 50,000 GBP

Learn more about Theaster here.

 UPDATE: Sold for 76,900 GBP (Hammer price with buyer’s premium)