Robert Pattinson Lends His Curatorial Eye to Sotheby’s for Its Upcoming Auction

“There’s certain paintings where it kind of seems like the work almost created itself.”

Art
3,815 Hypes 0 Comments

Sotheby’s recently tapped Skepta to curate a selection of artwork for its “Contemporary Curated” sale, including the rapper’s first painting, Mama Goes to Market, which sold for £81,900 GBP / $94,656 USD. To follow-up, the auction house has enlisted the creative prowess of acclaimed British actor, Robert Pattinson, who similarly flexes his curatorial eye.

Energy, dynamism and sensuality are several prevalent themes that unite the work that Pattinson has chosen — from a mythic bronze portrait by Thomas Houseago, to more abstract compositions by Willem de Kooning, Richard Serra and Julie Mehretu, amongst others. “There’s certain paintings where it kind of seems like the work almost created itself…like [Alberto] Giacometti’s sculptures. It always just feels like he’s found them somewhere within himself,” Pattinson said.

The actor and producer goes on to state that each painting he’s chosen feels like there is a story waiting to be told, such as Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s Old Rope, 2006. “She is telling a story in color and texture and you can feel there is a past and a future to a painting. I think that appeals to me a lot,” Pattinson added.

The “Contemporary Curated” exhibition will go on view at Sotheby’s New York outpost from September 24 to 29, while the sale will begin on September 30 at 10am EST (Lots 1-106) and 2pm EST (Lots 201-323) that will accept advance, absentee, phone and online bidding.

For more on art, Adrian Gonzalez uses Spanglish to create artwork that reflect cultural interactions.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

UPDATE: Sotheby’s to Auction 11 MoonSwatch Moonshine Gold Suitcases
Watches

UPDATE: Sotheby’s to Auction 11 MoonSwatch Moonshine Gold Suitcases

Marking the first occasion where all these watches are offered as a set.

Rare Heuer Carrera Sunray DX To Be Auctioned by Sotheby’s
Watches

Rare Heuer Carrera Sunray DX To Be Auctioned by Sotheby’s

Said to be one of the only known examples to ever come to auction.

Pablo Picasso’s ‘Femme a la Montre’ Painting Sells for $139M USD via Sotheby’s
Art

Pablo Picasso’s ‘Femme a la Montre’ Painting Sells for $139M USD via Sotheby’s

The most valuable artwork to sell globally via auction this year.


RM Sotheby’s to Auction Two Extremely Rare Mercedes-Benz CLK GTRs
Automotive

RM Sotheby’s to Auction Two Extremely Rare Mercedes-Benz CLK GTRs

With the combined estimate set as high as $22,000,000 USD.

Foo Fighters Announce New Album 'The Essential Foo Fighters'
Music

Foo Fighters Announce New Album 'The Essential Foo Fighters'

The greatest hits collection arrives October 28.

Kodak Black Dual-Releases New Tracks "Walk/Spin"
Music

Kodak Black Dual-Releases New Tracks "Walk/Spin"

The former arrives with a music video directed by KillerJack

Paramore To Release First Single in 5 Years “This Is Why”
Music

Paramore To Release First Single in 5 Years “This Is Why”

Dropping via Atlantic Records on September 28.

Victoria Fard Debuts AETHERIUS NFTs with 1stDibs
NFT

Victoria Fard Debuts AETHERIUS NFTs with 1stDibs

Ethereal artworks that are inspired by her Persian and Filipino heritage.

Chopova Lowena Served Bulgarian Heritage Fused With Punk Chaos for SS23
Fashion 

Chopova Lowena Served Bulgarian Heritage Fused With Punk Chaos for SS23

Emma Chopova and Laura Lowena-Irons’s debut London Fashion Week show brought teenage angst to the runway.


Advisry SS23 Questions the Evolution of Clothing Styles
Fashion

Advisry SS23 Questions the Evolution of Clothing Styles

Marking the brand’s womenswear debut.

The Latest 'SPY x FAMILY' Season 1 Part 2 Trailer Reveals New Opening Theme Song
Entertainment

The Latest 'SPY x FAMILY' Season 1 Part 2 Trailer Reveals New Opening Theme Song

Titled “SOUVENIR” by the band BUMP OF CHICKEN.

Stüssy Announces an Apparel Collaboration Alongside Lucien Smith
Fashion

Stüssy Announces an Apparel Collaboration Alongside Lucien Smith

Featuring the LA-based artist’s camo graphic from his “Tigris” paint show.

Eastside Golf Lends Its Touch to the Air Jordan 1 Low
Golf

Eastside Golf Lends Its Touch to the Air Jordan 1 Low

Mismatching insoles mimic the look of grassy fairways and sandy bunkers.

atmos and ASICS SportStyle Present the GEL-LYTE III OG "Python" Pack
Footwear

atmos and ASICS SportStyle Present the GEL-LYTE III OG "Python" Pack

The Japanese duo continues its streak of new looks on the silhouette.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.