Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Preview

Sotheby’s has a video preview of their upcoming Sotheby’s Contemporary Art auction in New York on the 11th of November online here. There’s a few important works in it that must have billionaire art collectors licking their lips. Click on “Browse the Catalogue” on the video preview page above to see all the works up for auction.

My favorite painting in the auction is easily Philip Guston’s “Beggar’s Joys” work from 1954/55. There’s no estimate for the work on the Sotheby’s website, but I’m guessing that it’s out of my price range by quite a few million.

Philip Guston Abstract Painting

71 1/8 x 68 1/8 in. or 180.7 x 173.1 cm
oil on canvas

In the Sotheby’s video preview I almost giggled at the explanation of the Jeff Koons painting called “Cheeky” as I just didn’t believe that the guy liked it. It’s not a criticism of the guy talking about it, it’s the ugly painting that the poor guy had to get excited about.

Jeff Koons Cheeky Painting
JEFF KOONS Born 1955
Estimate 4,000,000—6,000,000 USD
108 x 79 1/2 in. or 274.3 x 201.9 cm
oil on canvas

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. Anonymous says:

    haha very true, he was definetly struggling

  2. So I visited this Sotheby’s website and ahem,.. maybe I will start drawing scares too for 60,000,000$ USD

  3. This painting is fun to view.The sense of wind on a tropical island and the wisping gusts from the oceaen are make this piece read very well.vacation and a smile comes to me when I see this.
    really nice,like it alot!

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