Cranston, RI, USA, November 20, 2020 -- Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will hold its first-ever Modern & Contemporary Art auction on Monday, November 30th, with 76 curated lots headlined by a very large, untitled double-stack Blockhead painting by Eddie Martinez (Conn./N.Y., b. 1977) and a portrait oil on canvas rendering by Ben Enwonwu (Nigerian, 1917-1994). Both should sell in the six figures.
Also offered will be a collaborative artwork by Josh Sperling and Sam Friedman (both born in New York in 1984); multiple offerings by Paul Insect (U.K., b. 1971); a Sensationalist painting by Wes Lang (N.J., b. 1972); a geometric abstract silkscreen by Josef Albers (German/American, 1888-1976); a pencil on woven paper by Ryan Travis Christian (Calif./Ill., b. 1983); a selection of sculptures, plushes and accessories by KAWS (American, b. 1974); and Case Studyo releases.
The auction will begin promptly at 6 pm Eastern time and will be held live in the Bruneau & Co. gallery, located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, as well as online, via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, www.Auctionzip.com and www.BidLive.Bruneauand co.com. Phone and absentee bids will be taken. COVID protocols will be in place and masks are required.
The newly formed Modern & Contemporary Art department is being overseen by Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer who is also the firm’s Director of Pop Culture. “I am an avid collector of contemporary art,” Landry said, “and so I’m bringing my passion to the workplace. The department is run by myself and our new specialist, John Parkins of Baltimore, Maryland.”
Landry added, “I can’t remember the last time I’ve been this excited for an auction. In today’s market, Eddie Martinez is one of the most coveted artists, and this Blockhead is the first of its kind to come to market. Per his records, no Blockhead this size has ever crossed the block, and it’s one of his most iconic images. It will be very interesting to see where the final result lands.”
With a robust pre-sale estimate of $150,000-$250,000, the Blockhead painting by Martinez is the auction’s expected top lot. Measuring 72 inches by 60 inches, the oil paint, spray paint and enamel on canvas is a superb example of Martinez’s career, capturing the iconic Blockhead with vivid color and white-out outline against a green background and gestural strokes of a marker.
To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the inaugural live and online Modern & Contemporary Art auction, Nov. 30th, visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted often.
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