Contemporary Art

Freeman's Contemporary Art specialists have established an international reputation for top auction results won for contemporary paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures by Pop Art icons such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg; minimal works by Ellsworth Kelly, Donald Judd and Carl Andre; Colorfield artists like Alexander Calder, Sam Francis and Paul Jenkins; California Bay Area Figurative artists such as Richard Diebenkorn and David Park, as well as living artists like Alex Katz, Vija Celmins, Brice Marden and Jeff Koons.

Prices realized for these Contemporary artists at auction reflect our specialists’ knowledge of the current market for the category. Our expertise is vital to the successful sale of each, individual paintings, works on paper, sculpture, or art collections in this category. Our specialists had the privilege of offering the first item at Freeman's to sell in excess of $1 million: a contemporary wall piece made out of stainless steel by Italian artist Lucio Fontana. "Concetto Spaziale" brought $1,161,200, more than doubling its presale estimate. In the spring of 2016, the department set an auction record for Polish artist Wojciech Fango, whose work "M-62" brought $310,000.

Freeman’s hosts two Contemporary Art auctions annually. Through our website, we have become a leader in hosting these online auctions of contemporary art. To make an appointment for a private, complimentary consultation, please contact one the specialists of this department.

Related Departments: Modern Art, Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples, Indian Paintings & Sculpture, African American Art, Pennsylvania Modern & Contemporary Art, Latin American Art

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