In the afternoon of Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Sotheby's auction house in Paris will perform an evening sale titled "Contemporary Art" which is focused on artworks by contemporary (post-war) artists. At this auction, 47 artworks by prominent artists from the second half of the 20th century such as Zao Wou-ki, Pierre Soulages, Lucio Fontana, Anselm Kiefer, Kazuo Shiraga, and Jan Schoonhoven will be put on sale along with five works by François Morellet.
In this evening sale, lot 28 titled "Concetto Spaziale, Attese" by Lucio Fontana (€1/600/000 – 2/500/000), lot 10 by Pierre Soulages (€1/500/000 – 2/500/000), lot 11 by Zao Wou-ki (€1/300/000 – 1/800/000) and lot 5 by Simon Hantai (€1/000/000 – 1/500/000) have the highest estimated prices.
An artwork titled "As a Mirror" by Charles Hossein Zenderoudi (b. 1937, Tehran), the Iranian contemporary artist living in Paris, will also be put on sale with an estimated price of €120/000 to 180/000. His other artworks such as "Azure Vault" have previously been auctioned at Sotheby's. Zenderoudi is one of the founders of Saqqakhaneh school and is renowned for his calligraphic paintings.
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