Sotheby’s will soon launch a series of contemporary art sales featuring the collection of pioneering video game executive, Ryan Brant. The sale was organized by the family of Brant, who passed earlier this year at the age of 49; he was best known for founding Take-Two Interactive, which later led to the formation of Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead creator Rockstar Games.
The first auction titled “Contemporary Curated” will be held in New York City, spotlighting over 25 works by KAWS including signed and numbered tondo paintings by the Brooklyn artist valued upwards of $350,000 USD. The second installment will be hosted in the dealer’s Hong Kong outpost, spotlighting more abstract paintings by KAWS alongside a large oil on canvas piece by Kenny Scharf dubbed ‘Humidungle’ (pre-estimate sale of $109,000 USD). The third sale returns to New York, focusing on interior pieces including the ‘Cartoon’ sofa by acclaimed furniture designers, Fernando and Humberto Campana.
View auction highlights from the auction series for Ryan Brant above and then visit Sotheby’s website for further details.
Elsewhere in art, Takashi Murakami is set to release exclusive ‘DOB-Kun’ figures at New York City’s MoMA Design Store this week.
The Collection of Ryan Brant – Sotheby’s
New York, 26 September 2019
Contemporary Art Evening & Day Auctions
Hong Kong, 6 & 7 October 2019
New York, 12 December 2019
Sotheby’s New York
1334 York Ave
New York, NY 10021
Sotheby’s Hong Kong
Central, Hong Kong
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Today we announced that we will offer 130+ works from the prescient and playful collection of pioneering video game executive Ryan Brant across a series of sales beginning in September 2019 and extending into spring 2020. Led by a selection of more than 25 works by KAWS, the collection features works by many of the most innovative and celebrated artists and designers of the 20th century, including Fernando and Humberto Campana, Ettore Sottsass and Wendell Castle. First up: works on offer in our Contemporary Curated sale this week in #NYC, now on public view in our York Avenue galleries. #SothebysContemporary #SothebysDesign