Auctions / Abstract: Reality

Abstract: Reality

13 DEC 2018 7:00 PM - 13 DEC 2018 7:00 PM
Saatchi Gallery, London, SW3 4RY

Photorealism meets abstraction

In collaboration with the Saatchi Gallery, The Auction Collective and Presenza presented Abstract: Reality, an exhibition and auction of artwork from 49 contemporary artists that brought together the two extremes of subject: the bold colours and disconnected lines of abstract art, and the fine details and precise representation of photorealist art.

Questions about the meaning and necessity of both abstraction and photo-realism have formed some of the central debates on Modern Art in the last 150 years. Abstract art was laughed out of the early 20th century Salons and Academies, and then later when Abstract Expressionism flourished, figuration took its turn to be shunned by the most accomplished artists of the 1940s and 1950s. Abstract: Reality looked at the various strands of this conversation in contemporary art and the concept of 'representation’, which acknowledges that abstract and figurative art are not as different as they might seem.

As usual, to make buying art more affordable, there was no buyer's commission and the exhibition and auction were open to everyone. Just under 300 people joined us at the gallery with international bidders and buyers dialing on on the phones and leaving absentee bids. It was a tremendous success with much competitive bidding, we are so grateful for everyone that took part. 

Exhibition
6-13 December 2018, 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Saatchi Gallery, London, SW3 4RY

Auction 
13 December, 7.00 pm
Saatchi Gallery, London, SW3 4RY

For more information
Tom Best
[email protected]

Ginevra Fiorentini
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In Situ Images
To get a better sense of scale and feel, you can see photos of all 74 artworks in situ at the gallery here.

Abstract art met photo-realism in this exhibition and auction of opposites in collaboration with Saatchi Gallery and Presenza. Paintings, drawings and prints with starting bids from £150.

Artwork

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1. Alex Allan

Pool

Drawing, 44 x 44 cm.

Estimate: £240 - 320
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2. Cath Riley

Firm Hand

Work on paper, 17 x 27 cm.

Estimate: £1,800 - 2,800
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3. Andrei Costache

Flamingo

Sculpture, 80 x 30 x 20 cm.

Estimate: £500 - 700
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4. Reuben Beren James

Dog was a...

Painting, 152 x 122 cm.

Estimate: £1,600 - 2,600
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5. Regine Schumann

Color Satin Rainbow Duesseldorf (Blue)

Sculpture, 69 x 14 x 7 cm.

Estimate: £2,500 - 3,500
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6. Camille Walala

Dazzle

Painting, 110 x 160 cm.

Estimate: £2,500 - 3,500
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7. Addo Trinci

Quello che rimane

Photograph, 90 x 142 cm.

Estimate: £2,800 - 3,800
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8. Antony ‘H’ Haylock

Nice Jugs

Painting, 120 x 100 cm.

Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000
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9. Katia Angeli

Search Engine (1)

Collage, 50 x 39 cm.

Estimate: £1,400 - 2,000
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10. Kate Hawkins

Mary

Sculpture, 180 x 58 x 51 cm.

Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000
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11. Alejandro Guijarro

Berkeley II

Print, 112 x 236 cm.

Estimate: £7,000 - 10,000
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12. Theresa Goessmann

Die Welt mit den 3 Streifen (The World with the 3 Stripes)

Print, 200 x 140 cm.

Estimate: £1,200 - 1,800
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13. Ramsay Gibb

Capturing the Evening Light

Painting, 120 x 180 cm.

Estimate: £8,000 - 12,000
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14. Alex Allan

A Sheer Drop Off

Painting, 124 x 124 cm.

Estimate: £1,800 - 2,800
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15. Nicolas Deshayes

Sebums (C)

Sculpture, 110 x 71 x 8 cm.

Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000
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16. Rachel Adams

Ottoman

Sculpture, 145 x 90 x 90 cm.

Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000
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17. Valter Casotto

Hand

Sculpture, 44 x 50 x 25 cm.

Estimate: £8,000 - 12,000
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18. Sooyoung Chung

7.48 am

Painting, 150 x 120 cm.

Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000
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19. Andrei Costache

Rainbow 1984

Sculpture, 282 x 61 x 200 cm.

Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000
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20. Peter Evans

Full of 500s (Scratchcard painting #13)

Painting, 63 x 52 cm.

Estimate: £700 - 900
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21. Suzy Moxhay

Dormer

Work on paper, 90 x 65 cm.

Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500
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22. Kelvin Okafor

Eyes of Simon

Drawing, 21 x 29.7 cm.

Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000
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23. Eric Manigaud

Portrait Clinique #2

Drawing, 170 x 132 cm.

Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000
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24. Rayvenn D’Clark

I Don’t See in Colour

Sculpture, 32.5 x 20 x 25 cm.

Estimate: £800 - 1,200
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25. Oliver Osborne

The Differences Between Light and Light and Light

Painting, 180 x 120 cm.

Estimate: £1,200 - 1,800
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26. Cynthia Westwood

Blue Star

Painting, 110 x 70 cm.

Estimate: £4,800 - 6,800
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27. Zanny Mellor

Afterimage 3

Painting, 110 x 110 cm.

Estimate: £1,400 - 2,000
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28. Adam Waymouth

Musa Acuminata Ballerina

Print, 109.5 x 82 cm.

Estimate: £2,500 - 3,500

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