Cathrine Raben Davidsen: Untitled. Signed CRD 18. Pastel and watercolour on paper. (Detail) Sold for DKK 17,500.

On the Look-out for Contemporary Art

The demand for art that strikes a chord with our times is on the rise at the moment. After the first half of 2020, which turned out a bit differently than most expected, the art market has proved incredibly resilient in the midst of the global crisis. So, if you are contemplating a sale, now is the time to sell contemporary art at auction.

At the beginning of the year, we launched a new initiative that brought contemporary art to the forefront of our auctions. Since 2020, as you know, has ended up taking a bit of a detour from everyone’s plans, things have not gone completely as initially intended. But fortunately, we managed to host several popular auctions with contemporary art in March before and during Denmark’s lockdown. Interest in contemporary art was overwhelming despite the crisis, and the trend continued at this summer's Live Auction in June with several impressive sales.

Cathrine Raben Davidsen: "Laying on of hands", 2015. Estimate: DKK 100,000-125,000. Hammer price: DKK 220,000.

"Art that provides a mirror for us and our contemporary times has great potential in a time where 'business as usual' is down for the count. We can see that prices and interest in contemporary art have only gone up during the corona crisis. Therefore, we are looking forward to the Autumn Live Auction this September, where we again will place a special focus on contemporary art.”

Niels Boe-Hauggaard

Valuation specialist in contemporary art

For the Autumn Live Auction, we are currently looking for works by Danish and international contemporary artists such as David Hockney, Thomas Ruff, Tal R, Cathrine Raben Davidsen, Kasper Eistrup, Frederik Næblerød, Erik A. Frandsen, Trine Søndergaard, Astrid Kruse Jensen, Nicolai Howalt and many others.

So, if you are considering a sale of your contemporary artwork at auction, now is the time to act. We are ready to give you a non-binding, up-to-date estimate of your artwork and look forward to guiding you from valuation to auction.

Michael Kvium: "Stay Ahead of Your Time", 2018. Estimate: DKK 205,000. Hammer price: DKK 310,000.
David Hockney: "Lithograph of Water Made of Thick and Thin Lines and Two Light Blue Washes". Estimate: DKK 300,000-500,000. Hammer price: DKK 560,000.

You are always welcome to visit our branches in Copenhagen and Aarhus, but you can also upload photographs and descriptions of your artwork through our online valuation – you will receive the valuation within two business days.

Frederik Nablerød: "Spanish Guy", 2013. Estimate: DKK 15,000-20,000. Hammer price: DKK 28,000.
Kasper Eistrup: "Adagio for the Soul - Thank You Mr. Barber", 2015. Estimate: DKK 50,000. Hammer price: DKK 85,000.

For further information, please contact:

Niels Boe Hauggaard: +45 8818 1182 · nbh@bruun-rasmussen.dk

Kathrine Eriksen: +45 8818 1184 · ke@bruun-rasmussen.dk

Stephanie Ingemann-Petersen: +45 8818 1185 · sip@bruun-rasmussen.dk