Bonhams is featuring works by Dubuffet, Zao Wou-ki, David Hockney, Serge Poliakoff, Lucio Fontana, Alighiero Boetti and Tony Cragg. Cragg is represented by two versions of the same work. Constant Change (above) is being offered with a £450k low estimate. The 2005 stands over 14 feet tall and comprises two stainless steel columns. Also on offer is a wooden maquette of the work that is only three feet tall and priced at a bargain £80k.
Here’s the release from Bonhams:
Constant Change (2005), a monumental sculpture by Sir Tony Cragg CBE RA, will be offered at Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary Sale, on Thursday 3 October, at its London New Bond Street saleroom. This spectacular example of his work will lead the sale with an estimate of £450,000-650,000.
Cragg (b. 1949) created Constant Change in 2005. Standing over 4.5 metres tall, the sculpture is the largest work by the artist ever to appear at auction with the two, highly polished, stainless steel columns towering over viewers.
Cragg’s exceptional work has garnered global critical acclaim over the years, and his most prominent achievements include representing Britain at the 1988 Venice Biennale, and winning the Turner Prize the same year. In 1995 he was elected a Royal Academician and he was awarded a CBE for services to art in 2002.
The sale also includes a wooden maquette of Constant Change, a fifth of the size of the full-scale final piece, at 95cm high. The maquette has an estimate of £80,000 – 120,000.
Other highlights include:
Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901-1985) Cafetière V, 1965. Estimate: £500,000 – 700,000.
Zao Wou-Ki (Chinese/French, 1921-2013) 23-9-70, 1970. Estimate: £400,000 – 600,000.
David Hockney (British, born 1937) Hollywood Pool and Palm Tree, 1965. Estimate: £250,000 – 350,000.
Serge Poliakoff (Russian/French, 1900-1969) Composition abstraite, 1964. Estimate: £250,000 – 350,000.
Lucio Fontana (Italian, 1899-1968) Concetto spaziale, Attese, 1960. Estimate: £250,000 – 350,000.
Alighiero Boetti (Italian, 1940-1994) Oggi il trentesimo del quarto mese uno nove otto nove, 1989. Estimate: £200,000 – 300,000.