Art for You: July Auctions

It's July- yes, you heard it right! Time flies. But we are heading to the most exciting part of the year: Summer! There is always so much to do, and the extra bits of sunlight gives you that little extra motivation to try something new. We, at Artscapy, are all up for new things, especially if it is about art. So, this July, we want to encourage you to find a new artist, a new style or a new artwork that you learn to love. To help you with that, we prepared this list of artworks going up for sale next month. 

Let's start with something quirky!


An easy start with everyone's favourites- you may say. But this isn't always the case. In reality, lots of people don't see beauty in popular art because it blends a little too much with advertising and consumerism. Still, lots of art lovers can't get enough of its vibrant, flat blocks of colours! Maybe you can become one pop-art fan, too - let's see. 

Our first pick is "Presenting the past" by KAWS that will be on sale at Sotheby's Contemporary Curated Milan on the 6th of July. KAWS became famous for his unusual illustrative style that touches abstraction with complex and overwhelming bright colours. KAWS is a perfect example of an artist that is both hated and loved by many people at the same time. But, if you can't understand his works, what if we told you that KAWS works have an obscurely deep meaning behind them? Yes, that's right! 2 in 1, right there: colourful and meaningful. 

However, "meaningful" may mean different things to different people - and that's okay! Maybe you are more likely to fall in love with Joan Cornella's work, "Untitled #1" (2016). This lot will be up for sale at Phillip's "24/7: Online Auction" from the 21st to the 28th of July. Cornella explores satire and dark humour through simple line characters and lively colours. We can all relate to these character's stories which certainly would be a conversation starter to impress your guests over dinner. 

Abstract Art

If we did not convince you to give a shot at starting to collect Pop-Art, what would you say about Abstract Art? We have hand-picked just the right selection for you! "Untitled" (2013) by Etel Adnan (on Post War and Contemporary Art Day Sale at Christie's on the 2nd of July) and "Sides of a River I" (1981) by Joan Mitchell (on Contemporary Edition at Christie's on the 9th of July). These two paintings have the same stylistic intention but both are very different. This is what we mean- the term “abstract art” can’t be seen as one thing; abstract art has a multitude of meanings and approaches. Sometimes you must open yourself to look at things from a different perspective. If Adnan gives you a more contained composition, with very intentional brushstrokes and lines, Joan Mitchell, on the other hand, presents you with heavily expressive mark-making gestures. Both beautiful, yet very different! 


Last on our picks is “Il Tuffatore” (1951) by Nino Migliori. This photograph will be up for sale at Phillip's "Heatwave: Online Auction" from the 14th until the 22nd of July. As the title and the selected artwork suggests, art can speak summer too! "Il Tuffatore" (1951) is the kind of image you will be pleased to look at any time of the year. Its aura transports you to warm places, lovely friendships, and beautiful sunsets - the kind of picture that is full of nostalgic vibes. Even if you are not a fan of collecting photographs, we bet this one will take your breath away. 

That's all from us today! Did we persuade you to fall in love with one of these art styles/or artists? Let us know in the comments! We would love to hear why you like (or not) a particular art style. And, while you are here - have you updated your art collection? At Artscapy, we have the perfect collection management system to help you track the value of your beautiful artworks. We can't wait to see what you have in your collection!

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