Art Market

10 In-Demand Works on Artsy This Week: November 30, 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 share 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.

Julian Opie, Walking in New York 5. (2019)

This Julian Opie painting uploaded as part of this year’s Art Cologne by Viennese gallery Krobath has racked up serious interest. And for good reason—the work is emblematic of Opie’s graphic, two-dimensional style.

Christina Quarles, Babe (2020)

This recent drawing by Christina Quarles, uploaded by the London-based Pilar Corrias Gallery, presents a rare opportunity to collect a work by the artist on Artsy. This past July, a new auction record was set for Quarles’s work at a Phillips evening sale when her 2017 canvas Placed sold for $320,000 ($400,000 with fees). Quarles had a solo show this fall with Pilar Corrias and will have a major solo show at MCA Chicago next year.

Ameh Egwuh, Lost in Thought (2020)

Uploaded to Artsy in mid-September by Rele, this canvas by Nigerian artist Ameh Egwuh received a number of inquiries before selling recently. The artist was included in the online-only “African Galleries Now” feature and Artsy Editorial’s article “15 African Artists on the Rise.”

Amanda Shingirai Mushate, My Attention Seeker (2020)

Another work featured in “African Galleries Now” is this painting by Zimbabwean artist Amanda Shingirai Mushate, presented by First Floor Gallery Harare; the Zimbabwean artist is also featured in Artsy Editorial’s “15 African Artists on the Rise” article. In the short time it was available on Artsy, Mushate’s work received strong interest.

Seung-yoon Choi, The world & I-2020-17 (2020)

This painting by South Korean artist Seung-yoon Choi is currently on view as part of his current online solo exhibition with Artflow, “The World and I.” The show features a series of works expressing the artist’s newly found sense of self. This particular painting has received a significant number of inquiries.

Firelei Báez, To experience all the things that may happen there (2019)

Dominican artist Firelei Báez made a rare appearance on the Artsy platform via this print, which was uploaded by The Linocut on November 21st. Part of an edition of 20, the work has received numerous inquiries since being uploaded to Artsy in late November.

Justin Liam O’Brien, I Didn’t Ask for a Free Ride (2020)

Currently on view as part of Miles McEnery Gallery’s group show “Sound & Color,” this painting by American artist Justin Liam O’Brien received multiple inquiries before selling. Exploring the ways in which artists depict sensory experiences like sound, the exhibition also includes work by , , , , and , among others.

Dr. Fahamu Pecou, Bag of Tricks (2015)

Bag of Tricks
Dr. Fahamu Pecou
Art For Life Benefit Auction
Bids on this work by American artist Dr. Fahamu Pecou are already past its estimate. The four-color lithograph is for sale as part of Art for Life’s 25th-anniversary auction, which ends on December 4th.

Julianna Foster, Geographical Lore, Tidal Pool II (2020)

Geographical Lore, Tidal Pool II
Julianna Foster
The Print Center Benefit Auction
Part of The Print Center’s 2020 benefit auction, this print by American photographer Julianna Foster has already nearly doubled its estimate with plenty of time to spare; the sale closes on December 7th.

Salvador Dalí, The Beauty of The Sculpture (Purgatory #12, The Divine Comedy) (1960)

This woodblock engraving by Salvador Dalí has attracted bids pushing the work past its high estimate. Uploaded as part of Artsy and Capsule Auctions’s “Collectible Gifts” sale, which closes on December 2nd, the print is an excellent opportunity to collect a work by the Surrealist master.
Beatrice Sapsford
Shannon Lee is Artsy’s Associate Editor.