Artsy Insider: Artists to watch at this week’s London auctions

Juszkiewicz’s works have only appeared at auction twice to date, selling their high estimates several times each time. More importantly, when she debuted at Sotheby’s in March this year, her 2012 painting In the park more than tripled its high estimate to sell for £ 107,100 ($ 149,000). This record will be tested twice this week, first at Sotheby’s contemporary art sale on Thursday, when his 2013 painting Maria (after Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck) will be offered with an estimate of £ 30,000 to £ 40,000 ($ 40,000 to $ 54,000). Two days later, at the Christie’s day sale of post-war and contemporary art, his painting Grove (2014) will come up for auction with an estimate of £ 25,000 to £ 35,000 ($ 34,000 to $ 47,000).

There have been many signals to boost collectors’ confidence in Juszkiewicz’s work in recent years, from Almine Rech becoming her representative in the UK, Europe and China in 2019, to Gagosian opening her first solo exhibition in New York at the end of 2020, then presenting his work in an exceptional booth of two artists at Frieze New York last May. On Artsy, collectors’ interest in Juszkiewicz’s work increased in 2019, the year she joined Almine Rech, and has remained high since; 2021 is set to be its biggest year on the platform and in the art market more broadly.
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