Something for home?
It’s the Frieze Arts Fair next week, when London will be awash with art dealers, buyers, artists and art students, so it’s the time for the auction houses to have their sales of modern and contemporary art. As usual Phillips brings out the best, with work ranging from Jean Miro to Gilbert & George (surprisingly inexpensive at an estimate of £30,000 to £50,000, but then they are prints), Antony Gormley, Cornelia Parker (who is also at the Royal Academy with her ‘Psychobarn’) and Tony Cragg.
It is difficult to see where you would fit Tomas Saraceno’s ‘Flying Garden/Air-Port-City/32SW/Iridescent’ which needs a whole room to itself, but has a surprisingly low estimate of £15,000 to £20,000, while, in comparison, Arturo do Modica’s ‘Charging Bull’ is £250,000 to £350,000 and Jean Miro’s ‘Souvenir de la Tour Eiffel’ is, as you would expect, up in the £600,000 to £800,000 range.
Strangest of all is a pair of vibrating step ladders, which at first impression looks as if they have been left by the tradesmen – Urs Fischer’s ‘Chagall’ with an estimate of £60,000 to £80,000.
The art world is a funny place….