Fall is an exciting time for fine art and Appreciating Assets had the chance to speak to Borro’s Vice President of Valuations, Mark Bench and Retail & Appraiser Manager, Elliot Roberts, who have highlighted some upcoming events that should be on everyone’s radar.
Frank Stella Retrospective at the Whitney Museum (October 30th – February 7th)
The new Whitney’s retrospective is purported to be the biggest retrospective of the artist ever. However, for Stella lovers who can’t wait until late October, Elliot suggests that they head to the Paul Kasmin Gallery for an exhibition of the artist’s work entitled, Shape as Form, on view until Oct. 10th
Taubman’s Sales at Sotheby’s (November 4, 5, 18 and January 27th)
Sotheby’s won a reportedly bitter battle with Christie’s over rights to offer the collection of its late chairman, A. Alfred Taubman. The auction house has given Taubman’s estate an astonishing $500 million financial guarantee for the sales. Beyond the drama surrounding the Taubman estate, Mark is looking forward to seeing the works in the collection as the range is incredibly broad and should make for fascinating sales.
Christie’s Modigliani Nude Consignment (November 9th)
Amedeo Modigliani’s Nu Couché (Reclining Nude) (1917-18) is estimated at $100 million and is likely to break the current record for a Modigliani work. Mark and Elliot are fans of the artist. Mark describes his work as “simple but complex” and Elliot notes that Modigliani’s nudes feature “intoxicating lighting.” They will both be watching to see if Nu Couché lives up to the hype.