90s to Now

Online Only, 6 – 20 February 2014

Welcome to the second edition of 90s to Now. Since the 1990s, a generation of artists has pioneered a period of radical innovation through painting, sculpture, photography, video art and installation. The 90s to Now online-only auction offers curated works at the cutting-edge of these cultural exchanges. Revealing fresh, young talent and revisiting the early careers of now established artists, 90s to Now conjures a nostalgia for the recent past and underscores its relevance within the immediacy of today’s digital culture. Estimates start at £500, making the works assembled for 90s to Now ideal for first acquisitions or as additions to a well-established collection — capturing the dynamism, myth-making, controversy, and creativity of this fertile period.

Meet the Artists

Learn about highlighted artists from the sale


    Since the early 1990s, multimedia artist Doug Aitken has created works that compress the frenetic movements, changing cityscapes, and mutable personal narratives that characterize urban, globalized life.


    Estimate: £4,000-6,000


    One of the leading figures and determining forces of late 1960s conceptualism, multimedia artist John Baldessari has described himself as a "frustrated writer, less interested in the form art takes than the meaning an image evokes."

    Tetrad Series: LIKE THIS

    Estimate: £5,000-7,000


    Wolfgang Breuer creates quiet, urban interventions that are often lost on casual passersby. From a delicate lock made of twigs and berries chained to a bicycle in Berlin to photographs of empty signposts occupying urban areas, the German artist is concerned with forlorn objects and ignored spaces.


    Estimate: £1,800-2,200


    Working across a wide range of media, Lothar Hempel stages elaborate theatrical possibilities, creating space for the viewer to act as an autonomous character engaging in his constructed dramas.

    A Growing Number

    Estimate: £700-900


    Political and often humorous, artist Scott King’s work incorporates elements of advertising, protest and dissent to address the issues of his time.

    How I'd Sink American Vogue

    Estimate: £4,000-6,000


    As one of the rising stars in the Mexico City art scene, Gabriel Kuri has taken cues from Gabriel Orozco, Francis Alÿs, and the Arte Povera movement, focusing on repurposed found objects, or "readymades", to imbue them with associations extending beyond their original purpose.

    Untitled (Il est temps)

    Estimate: £3,000-5,000


    In 1976, Linda Mulvey met Howard Devoto of the Buzzcocks and Stephen Morrissey (later known as just "Morrissey") when the Sex Pistols played in her hometown of Manchester.

    Star Series No. 1

    Estimate: £1,500-2,000


    Croatian conceptual artist David Maljkovic grew up amid the lean, socialist architectures and monuments of Yugoslavia, and came of age as a young artist amid the civil war and politico-cultural fissions that accompanied the former Soviet federation’s collapse.

    Lost Memories from These Days

    Estimate: £2,500-3,500


    Carsten Nicolai is a contemporary sound artist who traveled a circuitous path to art-making. In the mid-1980s, he worked as a gardener before studying landscape design in Dresden, Germany, completing his degree in 1990.

    Milch 10 Hz, 20 Hz, 25 Hz, 40 Hz, 50 Hz, 55 Hz, 75 Hz, 80 Hz, 95 Hz, 110 Hz

    Estimate: £2,000-3,000


    Mathias Poledna has called his most filmic works "fragments of twentieth-century culture."


    Estimate: £1,200-1,800