October 1st, 2022 / 3 Comments


1 October 2022

Lol at Rob’s choices

17 September 2022

We didn’t have to wait that long. I loved hearing Rob’s interpretation of some of the paintings he chose. Sit back, watch and listen – my only complaint was that it’s only 5 minutes of insight.

14 September 2022

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Patiently waiting for this interview / video footage. Remember information about the auction is available at Sotheby’s website.

Flock

12 September 2022

Chris Floyd photographer shares some new photos taken by him of Rob for Sotheby’s. LOL at the first one.

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8 September 2022

Added two new photos below.

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I love Rob surprises and here’s one we were not expecting. So great to finally see Rob again it’s been so long.

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From Martin Cid Magazine

Celebrated actor Robert Pattinson will curate the latest edition of Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated auction, selecting an edit of six superlative artworks from the sale that personally resonated with him and speak to his own tastes in art. Pattinson’s selection spans a variety of media, from sculpture to painting to collage, and mixes established names, such as Richard Serra and Willem de Kooning with rising stars such as Genieve Figgis and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, to present a kaleidoscopic vision of contemporary art, from post-war to today. The live auction will take place at Sotheby’s New York on 30 September, with an exhibition on view from 23 – 29 September.

Speaking to his curatorial process and his own personal tastes in art, Pattinson remarked: ‘“What I look for is when a piece has its own language. It doesn’t necessarily feel like it just exists for its own sake and has a presence that hums with a bit of life. It has the ability to communicate with you on a kind of primordial level. I sort of sway between things that feel very profound and cosmic and alien. Then even on the other side, I like subversive, naughty, slightly dangerous stuff as well…”

Pattinson’s advice for collectors is: “Only acquire pieces that you’re going to love, no matter what. Just having something which you’re going to keep for the rest of your life is probably the best idea.”

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Willem de Kooning
Untitled, 1964
Estimate: $1,800,000 – $2,500,000

Created in 1964, Untitled coincides with de Kooning’s permanent relocation from New York City to East Hampton, a move that would rejuvenate his practice and usher in a remarkable change in his artistic output for the remaining three decades. The piece epitomizes this shift and the artist’s balance between figurative and abstract forms; combining the physicality of action painting with de Kooning’s signature use of layers of oil to convey fleshy shapes and organic contours.

De Kooning can capture so much energy, and this work feels incredibly fresh, present, and exciting. Looking closely, it is incredibly sensual and quite tasty. At this time de Kooning is still using the same set of tools, but he’s trying to create some kind of new form using the same framework as before. It represents an interesting period of transition.” – Robert Pattinson

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Richard Serra
Rotation #9

Estimate: $200,000 – $300,000

Produced throughout his career, Richard Serra’s works on paper capture the dynamism of the artist’s monumental site-specific steel sculptures. The artist viewed drawing as an independent artistic endeavor that augmented his work in sculpture, with his works on paper equally as engaged with his interest in dual experiences of weight and lightness, gravity and agility.

“I love sculptors’ sketches. There’s an energy to this work, a kind of dynamism and Serra is just great at capturing movement. Up close, it’s just a completely different thing with an enormous level of detail to it. I love the shape of it, and it feels so much more dense and intricate, but still holds a lot of energy.”- Robert Pattinson 

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Old Rope
Estimate: $100,000 – $150,000

Old Rope is an elegant portrait in Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s fantastical style in which the artist removes her subject from their surroundings and leaves the sitter’s identity open to the imagination of the viewer. Painted in 2006, this work is a rare example of Yiadom-Boakye’s early work, which are among the artist’s most highly sought-after. Works painted before 2012 have achieved the artist’s top three highest auction prices.

“YOU CAN LOOK AT THIS PAINTING AND SEE YIADOM-BOAKYE IS TELLING A STORY IN COLOR AND TEXTURE AND YOU CAN REALLY FEEL THAT THERE’S A PAST AND A FUTURE TO HER PAINTINGS. THERE’S A KIND OF MYSTERY TO HER WORK AND AN ABUNDANCE OF STORIES IN THEM, BUT THEY ALL FEEL VERY GENEROUS. SHE CREATES THESE CHARACTERS THAT FEEL LIKE THEY’RE KIND OF WAITING FOR YOU, WHICH IS SOMETHING I REALLY LIKE ABOUT THEM. I JUST WANT TO HAVE ONE IN MY HOUSE, THAT’S MY MAIN REACTION; ‘YEAH, I WANT ONE OF THOSE.’” ROBERT PATTINSON

From The Observer:

Six contemporary art pieces chosen by Pattinson, which include works by artists Willem de Kooning, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Richard Serra and Julie Mehretu, will be sold on Sept. 30. The auction is part of Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated series, which began in 2013 and is curated by influential members from the worlds of art and culture.

Pattinson’s choices span sculpture, painting and collage, according to a press release from Sotheby’s. The most expensive piece in the collection, de Kooning’s 1964 Untitled oil painting, is estimated to sell for between $1.8 million and 2.5 million.

“Acting has made me realize that there is an interconnectedness between all art forms, and it made the process of curating the sale a fascinating and fun experience for me,” said the actor in a statement. “I sort of sway between things that feel very profound and cosmic and alien. Then even on the other side, I like subversive, naughty, slightly dangerous stuff as well.”

Other Photos & Video: Ashkanistan87

  • sue
    Posted on September 08, 2022

    How cool – what a great opportunity for Rob. I love his descriptions too. "quite tasty" – how very Rob LOL

  • sue
    Posted on September 15, 2022

    Impatiently waiting ……

  • sue
    Posted on September 19, 2022

    That was a very welcome little treat, thank you x

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