New Now in September 2020

Post-pandemic auction highlighting new names and turned to sensibility
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Vivian Springford Martinique Series, 1972-1973. Acrylic on canvas
New Now will sell pieces by such celebrated artists as Julian Schnabel, Ai Weiwei, Yaoyi Kusama, George Kondo, Richard Prince, Peter Saul, artworks of European stars Anne Imhof, Katharina Grosse, Urs Fischer, and some new names. Altogether about 200 works.

Art industry was affected by the pandemic, but not that hard as fashion industry. Closed in their apartments and villas, people turned to cultural values and bought art more intensive than clothes

So this New Now is very interesting, that's an opportunity to check what really changed in this hard and intensive times (still not terminated). The artworks, chosen by Phillips's specialists, look more depressive, more sensual than usual. There was a lot to think about: the fate of the country, the future, loneliness of the person in the world. So let's take a look at the accuracy of that choice. 

Amoako Boafo. Lighter, 2018
Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe. Old Town Boy
Among highlights of the auction Martinique Series by Vivian Springford, female abstraction from the 1970s, influenced by Chinese calligraphy, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe's Old Town Boy, a portrait of rapper Lil Nas X, inspired by the story of fame and came out Lil Nas X and by hand painted film posters of Ghana. But our own choice is Amoako Boafo's collage Lighter (2019). Existential and direct, we see some power in it and connection with the best paths of the XXth Century painting.
Manolo Valdés. Las señoritas de Avignon (Les Demoiselles d'Avignon), 1989
Nicolas Party. Untitled (Landscape), 2013
Richard Prince. Untitled (original), 2012
The images were kindly provided by Phillips auction house
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