Advisory Picks: Sotheby's Modern & Contemporary Art Evening Sale
London, 29 June 2021
Wassily Kandinsky, Tensions calmées (1937). Oil on canvas. 89.3 by 116.6 cm. Courtesy Sotheby's.
Cy Twombly, Untitled (1964). Oil, wax crayon, and graphite on canvas. 100 x 109.8 cm. Courtesy Sotheby's.

Keep an eye out for these two abstract paintings up for auction at Sotheby's Modern & Contemporary Art Evening Sale in London on 29 June 2021.

While the sale of Cy Twombly's work is always an exciting watch, Kandinsky's groundbreaking Tensions calmées is a highly anticipated lot, up for auction for the first time in 57 years. ⁠⁠

Bought by Solomon R. Guggenheim (a friend of Kandinsky's) in 1945, it was then sold via Sotheby's in ⁠1964 to its current owner where it has remained ever since. Tomorrow it's up for auction with a high estimate of £25M!⁠⁠

Wassily Kandinsky, Tensions calmées (1937). Estimate 18,000,000 - 25,000,000 GBP⁠⁠

Cy Twombly, Untitled (1964). Estimate 5,000,000 - 7,000,000 GBP⁠⁠

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