Kim Jones.
Photo: Nikolai von Bismarck/Sotheby’s

Dior’s Kim Jones Curates Sotheby’s Latest Sale

The March 6 auction will include works by David Hockney, Simone Leigh, George Condo, and Joan Mitchell

Since Kim Jones’s appointment as artistic director of Dior Homme in 2018, he has found creative ways to collaborate with contemporary artists for his collections. Among these swoonworthy interventions are the futuristic pastel pink runway that Daniel Arsham created for the summer 2020 collection and a series of shirts and knitwear embroidered with works by Raymond Pettibon for his fall 2019 presentation. It’s fitting, then, that Sotheby’s tapped Jones to select some of his favorite pieces for its upcoming auction Contemporary Curated. Held in New York, the March 6 sale will encompass seven decades of work, including pieces by Joan Mitchell, Simone Leigh, George Condo, Yoshitomo Nara, and Wayne Thiebaud. An exhibition of the works will be on view at the auction house’s Manhattan headquarters from February 28 through March 5.

Here are a selection of pieces he curated from the sale:

Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Waiting Outside, 2016. Estimate: $8,000–$12,000. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby’s
George Condo, The Strangers, 2009. Estimate: $500,000–$700,000. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby’s; artwork © 2020 George Condo / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY
Simone Leigh, Decatur (Cobalt), 2015. Estimate: $60,000–$80,000. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby's
David Hockney, Lake House, Como, Rain, 2003. Estimate: $250,000–$350,000. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby’s; artwork © David Hockney
Donald Judd, Untitled, 1987. Estimate: $600,000–$800,000. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby’s; artwork © 2020 Estate of Donald Judd / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY
Nick Cave, Hustle Coat, 2017. Estimate: $40,000–$60,000. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby’s; artwork © Nick Cave

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