10 In-Demand Works on Artsy This Week: October 26th, 2020

In this weekly series, Artsy’s Curatorial and Editorial teams offer a look at the artworks that are currently gaining traction among collectors on Artsy. Looking at our internal data, we offer a selection of works that Artsy members are engaging with through inquiries, bids, page views, and saves. The following pieces are culled from recent online auctions and art fairs hosted on Artsy, as well as exhibitions and works added by our gallery partners

Joyce Pensato, Louie Here (2016)

There has been a good deal of excitement around this Joyce Pensato drawing since it was first uploaded onto the platform in late September as part of IKON Ltd.’s fall 2020 show. Exhibited alongside works by , this Pensato piece is a strong example of the late artist’s energetic, Abstract Expressionist–influenced interpretations of famous cartoon characters.

Mayuka Yamamoto, Pink Monster (2020)

This painting by the Japanese artist Mayuka Yamamoto received a flurry of inquiries as soon as it was uploaded to Artsy by Gallery Tsubaki in mid-October as part of its Art Taipei presentation. The painting is one of a small handful of distinctively whimsical works by Yamamoto that are currently available on Artsy, most of which have already sold.

Baldur Helgason, Modern Man in Search of a Sole (ca. 2020)

Part of a nearly sold-out two-person show at London’s Ramp Gallery titled “ASSORTMENTS,” this humorous work by the Icelandic painter Baldur Helgason received a number of inquiries, then sold. Exhibited in stark contrast with the generally more austere portraits by Californian artist , this painting by Helgason is a prime example of the artist’s quintessentially crazed characters.

Harland Miller, Who Cares Wins (2020)

This limited-edition print from British artist Harland Miller’s series of satirical Penguin book covers has generated some excitement from Artsy collectors. Featuring one of Miller’s characteristically witty fake book titles, the tongue-in-cheek work pokes fun at classic literary cliches. Uploaded by London’s Rhodes Gallery, this print is one of an edition of 250.

Felipe Pantone, W3 Dimensional 17 (2016)

Panamá’s Marion Gallery added this editioned work by Felipe Pantone to Artsy during the summer, yet it’s seen a sudden surge in interest this past week. Likely propelled by Pantone’s recent Instagram post featuring a similar work from the same series, this 2016 piece by the Argentine artist is from an edition of 75 and is typical of Pantone’s glitch-inspired oeuvre.

Felix Treadwell, Boy Holding Brown Bag (2020)

This painting by British artist Felix Treadwell was included in Rich Art’s Art Taipei presentation. The recent Royal College of Art graduate has been seeing increased attention on the platform in the past several months; his painting Baby Tears (2020) was one of the works included in Artsy’s in-demand list the week of July 27th. This work, which was uploaded by Rich Art in mid-October, is following a similar trend. Despite being a relative newcomer to the art world, his following has been steadily increasing.

Ana Benaroya, Blue for You (2020)

Blue For You
Ana Benaroya
Free Arts NYC Benefit Auction
With a massive influx of bids, this drawing by Ana Benaroya reached twice its estimated value three days before the auction closed. Part of the Free Arts NYC benefit auction, the work presents a great opportunity for collectors eager to buy Benaroya’s works, which are otherwise almost all sold out on Artsy.

Eddie Martinez, Untitled (2020)

Eddie Martinez
Untitled, 2020
Free Arts NYC Benefit Auction
This painting by Eddie Martinez is also included in the Free Arts NYC benefit auction. Three days before the auction’s close, the work was already nearing three times its original estimate—unsurprising given the tremendous excitement around the artist’s market this year. Capping off this market success, earlier this week, it was announced that Martinez will be joining Blum & Poe’s artist roster.

Trudy Benson, The Moon (2018)

The Moon
Trudy Benson
The Moon, 2018
MCASD Benefit Auction
Part of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s silent benefit auction, Trudy Benson’s 2018 canvas The Moon sold for over four times its high estimate after a competitive round of bidding. A promising young abstract painter, Benson incorporates digital imagery and textures into her richly layered compositions.

Camilla Engström, Not Yet Titled (2020)

This work by Camilla Engström has seen some interest since being uploaded to Artsy in mid-October by Over the Influence, marking her second appearance on Artsy’s in-demand list this month. Engstrom was also recently listed as one of five artists to follow if you like Georgia O’Keeffe.
Beatrice Sapsford
Shannon Lee is Artsy’s Associate Editor.