This March, Kim Jones of Dior Men will serve as guest curator for Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated sale. As one of the fashion industry’s preeminent voices, Jones has selected a variety of works that reveal his discerning eye for art and design, while paying homage to his first career as a gallerist. The March sale includes pieces spanning over seven decades of art history, focusing on some of the greatest creative voices of the 20th and 21st century.
“I pulled out things I loved, and the things that spoke to me, and the things that related to what I do with my job at Dior,” Jones told VOGUE. On the “most Dior” of his selections, Jones chose works by KAWS and Raymond Pettibon — artists he has worked with before. “I’m very instinctive the way I choose stuff,” Jones continued. “I purely choose things because I love them, not because it’d be cool or anything. It’s just things that speak to me.”
Among the 250 lots are works by David Hockney, Cindy Sherman, Kerry James Marshall and more. Highlights of the sale include Yoshitomo Nara’s Fire, which is estimated to fetch up to $900,000 USD and George Condo’s The Strangers, which is estimated to sell for $700,000 USD. Other works include Donald Judd’s multi-colored wall pieces, Simone Leigh’s female sculpture and Nick Cave’s bejeweled coat.
Take a closer look at a few of Kim Jones’ picks for Sotheby’s above. Leading up to the March 6 auction, a pre-sale exhibition of the works will run from February 28 at Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries.
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We are thrilled to announce that Kim Jones (@MrKimJones), Artistic Director of @Dior men’s collections, will lend his celebrated eye to our Contemporary Curated sale on 6 March in #NYC. One of the preeminent voices in fashion, Jones has collaborated with artists such as KAWS, Raymond Pettibon and Daniel Arsham among others, and his picks from the sale illustrate his unique taste and distinct vision. Featuring outstanding works by Cindy Sherman, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Kerry James Marshall, Nick Cave, Richard Prince and more, Kim’s selects go on view in our York Avenue galleries beginning this Friday, alongside all of the works from our Contemporary Curated sale. Stop by this weekend through 5 March to see them up close in our pre-sale exhibition and click the link in our bio to browse the sale. – ? Portrait of Kim Jones by Nikolai von Bismarck (@nikolaivonbismarck) ? #WayneThiebaud, ‘Civic Center,’ 1986 ?#DavidHockney, ‘Lake House, Como, Rain,’ 2003 – #SothebysContemporary #KimJones #Dior #DiorMen #contemporaryart #fashion