Kodl Contemporary


The second collaborative auction between Kodl Contemporary and Sotheby’s


At the beginning of August, for the second time exclusively, the Summer Art Salon presented the works of Czech and Slovak contemporary artists, which the famous London auction house, Sotheby’s, will include in its November 2021 online auction entitled “20th Century Art: A Different Perspective” (29 October  – 11 November 2021).

Czech collectors and contemporary art lovers had the opportunity to visit the exhibition from 2 to 13 August 2021. Eleven artists and their works were again selected by the Kodl Contemporary team in collaboration with experts from Sotheby’s. This time, artwork by  Ondřej Basjuk,Vladimír Houdek, Jan Kaláb, Martin Krajc, Pavla Malinová, Jiří Petrbok, Karel Štědrý, Michal Škapa, Jakub Špaňhel, Mária Švarbová and Zdeněk Trs will be auctioned in London.

Kodl Contemporary’s ambition is to take the presentation standards of contemporary art to the next level. It is aimed at presenting a wide range of work of the young and middle generation artists in a refined selection, as well as an international context. One of the main goals of Kodl Contemporary is to support and propagate Czech contemporary art worldwide. The most significant result of this effort is the ongoing collaboration with Sotheby’s in selecting works of Czech and Slovak artists for the autumn online auction of contemporary art. This selection consists of leading contemporary artists, many of which have already been presented at the Kodl Contemporary Summer Art Salons.

After the exhibition at Kodl Gallery, the artworks were transported to Sotheby’s headquarters in London, one of the most prestigious addresses in the world’s art market. Here, in November, they will be installed on the same walls where the works of world art legends appear.


Karel Štědrý
Co zbylo z avantgardy
(série Acid House)
2021
mixed media (acrylic, pastel) on canvas
120 × 80 cm

Mária Švarbová
Red Beauty, Horizon
2018
digital photography, 9/10
90 × 90 cm

Zdeněk Trs
Seashell II
2021
mixed media (acrylic, oil) on canvas
80 × 110 cm






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