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Modern and Contemporary Art

Cambi Auction House periodically organises auctions and sales dedicated to modern and contemporary art, a sector in strong expansion in recent years, which has given us great satisfaction. The first auctions of modern and contemporary art organized by Cambi Auction House date back to the early 2000s, but it is since 2008, with the arrival of Michela Scotti, an expert in modern art, that monographic sales become consistent appointments and the dedicated Department has experienced a significant growth. Also decisive was the contribution of Daniele Palazzoli who, starting in 2017, brought to Cambi the experience gained in the historic Galleria Blu in Milan, theater and witness to many changes and mutations in the art market since the 1960s.

Modern and contemporary art auction catalogs bring together paintings, sculptures and graphics, carefully selected works by the most famous Italian and international authors of the 20th century. The works that we select for the two annual auctions belong to the great artists of the twentieth century, including Pablo Picasso and Lucio Fontana, Alighiero Boetti, Pietro Manzoni, Enrico Castellani, Giorgio De Chirico, Umberto Boccioni, Giuseppe Santomaso, Parmeggiani Tancredi, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Antonio Dias, Afro Basaldella and Alexander Calder, whose works come from trusts and private collections.
Often, in the catalogs of modern and contemporary art auctions, besides the avant-gardes of the 20th century, emerging artists and less-known authors are also proposed; this represents an opportunity for collectors who wish to purchase artworks at auction that require lower investments, but always of excellent quality. It is precisely the quality of the works in our modern and contemporary art auctions that distinguish the Department: Cambi's experts offer a free evaluation service for works of modern and contemporary art, with the aim of collecting pieces of great artistic, economic and cultural value to be proposed in dedicated sales.

Among the most important sales of contemporary art auctions, we must mention the canvas by Antonio Dias that reached the world record of sale for the author, the beautiful Hector and Andromache by Giorgio de Chirico, sold for €262,000, the large embroidery by Alighiero Boetti, sold for €312,000, and again two masterpieces by Antonio Donghi and Cagnaccio di San Pietro that set the world record for the two artists. E must also mention some of the most recent sales that offered great satisfaction in July 2021, namely the Portrait of Elba signed Antonio Ligabue, sold for €106,350 and the oil on canvas signed Georges Mathieu, sold for €77,600.

Would you like to know if a contemporary artwork in your possession has a commercial value? Ask our experts for a free valuation for artworks of modern and contemporary art. Selling with Cambi Aste is easy, fast, safe and profitable.
Auctions of 'Modern and Contemporary Art'
Top Lots

The Best Awards

Antonio Dias (1944) The Image, illusion, 1971
€ 322.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994) Il venticinquesimo giorno del terzo mese dell’anno millenovecentoottantotto, 1988
€ 310.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Giorgio De Chirico (1888-1978) Ettore e Andromaca, 1955
€ 262.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Antonio Donghi (1897-1963) Abito azzurro, 1933
€ 212.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916) Copertina per musica futurista di Balilla [..]
€ 212.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Cristo, 1956-1957
€ 212.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Richard Lin (1933-2011) The Long and the short, 1966-1968
€ 193.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Giuseppe Santomaso (1907-1990) Verso Matera, 1960
€ 187.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Antonio Dias (1944) Monument to the memory,1970
€ 175.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Hans Hartung (1904-1989) T.1962-U28
€ 175.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Ubaldo Oppi (1889-1942) Il cieco e altre figure, 1922
€ 175.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Parmeggiani Tancredi (1927-1964) Senza titolo, 1959
€ 162.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Cagnaccio di San Pietro Cagnaccio (1897-1946) Primavera, 1923 – 1925 (anche Le due Sorelle o La lettera)
€ 162.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Arnaldo Pomodoro (1926) Grande tavola dei segni, 1961-62
€ 156.350,00
Amount including auction fees

Giuseppe Santomaso (1907-1990) Minaccia, 1963
€ 150.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Giuseppe Santomaso (1907-1990) Paese, 1962
€ 150.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Afro Basaldella (1912-1976) Rosa di sera, 1966
€ 143.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Agostino Bonalumi (1935-2013) Bianco, 1966
€ 143.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Igor Mitoraj (1944-2015) Coppia reale, 1998
€ 137.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Le Pho

Senza titolo
€ 137.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Tano Festa (1938-1988) Da Michelangelo - Il Peccato originale, 1969
€ 131.350,00
Amount including auction fees

Fortunato Depero

Ali Italiane. Trionfo del tricolore
€ 125.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Hans Hartung

T1973-E23
€ 120.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Gérard Schneider

Opus 63 D
€ 118.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Piero Dorazio

Alzabandiera per Federico
€ 115.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Concetto Spaziale, 1960-1965
€ 112.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Gastone Novelli (1925-1968) Il seme del cubo, 1966
€ 112.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Lee U Fan (1936-) From point, 1982
€ 106.350,00
Amount including auction fees

Antonio Ligabue (1899-1965) Ritratto di Elba, 1935
€ 106.350,00
Amount including auction fees

Agostino Bonalumi (Vimercate, 10 luglio 1935 – 18 settembre 2013) Bian [..]
€ 105.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Arnaldo Pomodoro (1926) Sfera di San Leo,studio n. ,1997-1998
€ 100.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Christo

Running Fence (Project for Sonoma and Marine County, State of Californ [..]
€ 100.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Agostino Bonalumi (1935-2013) Nero, 1971
€ 97.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Antonio Dias (1944-2018) The image, 1970
€ 97.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Hans Hartung (1904-1989) T1964-E36, 1964
€ 95.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) Eclairs, 1972
€ 93.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Crocifissione, 1950-1955
€ 93.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Audrey Flack (1931) Rich Art, 1973
€ 93.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Hans Hartung

T1961-H20
€ 90.100,00
Amount including auction fees

Pablo Atchugarry (1954) Senza titolo, 2007
€ 87.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Agostino Bonalumi (1935-2013) Bianco, 1966
€ 83.850,00
Amount including auction fees

Roberto Marcello Baldessari

Riflessi su paese di Romagna
€ 82.600,00
Amount including auction fees

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Concetto spaziale, 1960
€ 81.350,00
Amount including auction fees

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968)
€ 81.350,00
Amount including auction fees

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Concetto spaziale
€ 81.350,00
Amount including auction fees

Salvo (1947-2015) Il giorno fu pieno di lampi, la sera verranno le ste [..]
€ 81.350,00
Amount including auction fees

Mario Sironi

All'osteria - Fiaccheraio
€ 81.350,00
Amount including auction fees

Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) Crocifissione
€ 80.100,00
Amount including auction fees
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:47:33 +0000
Design Loves Milan – A Charity Auction to support Hospital Luigi Sacco in Milan
The fundraising online auction is a charity initiative spearheaded by creative agency Mr. Lawrence in collaboration with the auction house. The lots on sale feature contemporary [..]
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:38:00 +0000
Casa di Fantasia: a milestone in Ponti’s ouvre
  All the lots on cambiaste.com The Casa di Fantasia     “My solution for this small home was a reversible play on inlays and visions so that when you look [..]
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 15:22:21 +0000
Lenci: History of an Italian Manifacture
The story of the illustrious Turinese doll and ceramics manufacture     The beginnings and success     The brand “Ars Lenci” was registered n Turin [..]
Contacts
Michela Scotti

Michela Scotti

Specialist
Daniele Palazzoli

Daniele Palazzoli

Specialist
Alice Gregotti

Alice Gregotti

Assistant