For six days in March, the galleries at Sotheby’s London hosted Bear Witness, an exhibition that invited you to discover an extraordinary collection of contemporary art and curious artefacts. Combining ground-breaking works by major artists including Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha and Marina Abramović, with eclectic bear and skull-themed ephemerain a variety of media, everything from the beautiful to the bizarre will be on offer as a part of this truly unique single-owner sale.*

SALES :

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ÉDITION ART

L’édition Art de BRIC+ dépeint le monde où le flot sans bornes de la créativité et du pur talent entrelacent les connaissances intemporelles et une expertise sur mesure des plus grands noms de l’industrie Fine Art ainsi que des jeunes brillants

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GALLERY :

Forces Of Nature

Eliasson views the weather – wind, rain, sun – as one of the few fundamental encounters with nature that can still be experienced in the city. He is also interested in how the weather shapes a city and, in turn, how the city itself becomes a filter through which to experience the weather. Eliasson has said:

 

 “Every city mediates its own weather.  As inhabitants, we have grown accustomed to the weather as mediated by the city. This takes place in numerous ways, on various collective levels ranging from hyper-mediated (or representational) experiences, such as the television weather forecast, to more direct and tangible experiences, like simply getting wet while walking down the street on a rainy day. A level between the two extremes would be sitting inside, looking out of a window onto a sunny or rainy street. The window, as the boundary of one’s tactile engagement with the outside, mediates one’s experience of the exterior weather accordingly.”

In The Weather Project, Eliasson has sought to bring a part of London into the building, and through the experience and memory of the work, a part of it is taken back out into the city by the viewer.

ARTIST STUDIO :

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock was an influential American painter, and the leading force behind the abstract expressionist movement in the art world.

In a modest building, without heat or artificial light, he painted his most famous poured paintings. He preferred to lay the canvas on the floor and walk around it, applying liquid paint from all four sides in a process of spontaneous creativity.

 

The studio floor is covered with evidence of this singular process. It documents the evolution of Autumn Rhythm, Convergence, Blue Poles and many of his other masterpieces painted between 1946 and 1952.