Shara Hughes born 1981

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Shara Hughes - Night Opening
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 GBP
Realised: 1.260 GBP
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Shara Hughes - LA LA LAND
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21st Century Art Day Sale
December 2022
Christies, Hong Kong
Est.: 1.500.000 - 2.500.000 HKD
Realised: 3.276.000 HKD
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Shara Hughes - Night Opening
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Prints and Multiples
December 2022
Bonhams
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 GBP
Realised: not available
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Shara Hughes - Night Opening
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Prints & Multiples OnlineDavid Shrigley & Co at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair
November 2022
Bonhams, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 1.800 - 2.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Shara Hughes - Basement
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session
November 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 80.000 - 120.000 USD
Realised: 126.000 USD
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Shara Hughes - Making Space
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Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale
November 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 400.000 - 600.000 USD
Realised: 756.000 USD
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Shara Hughes - Night Opening
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Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples
November 2022
Bonhams, New York
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 USD
Realised: 1.913 USD
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Shara Hughes - New Moon Voodoo
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21st Century Evening Sale
November 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 500.000 - 700.000 USD
Realised: 1.500.000 USD
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Shara Hughes - Broccoli Trees(Painted in 2016)
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Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art
October 2022
China Guardian
Est.: 250.000 - 450.000 HKD
Realised: 300.000 HKD
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Shara Hughes - Anxious
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First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online
October 2022
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Shara Hughes - Split Ends
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Editions & Works on Paper
October 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 USD
Realised: 21.420 USD
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Shara Hughes - Pool House
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale
October 2022
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 GBP
Realised: 45.360 GBP
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The artist Shara Hughes

  • One of the most sought-after contemporary US artists.
  • Until 2014, she sets titles, ideas and phrases of her works before they are created.
  • »Naked Lady« achieved a record price in the millions at Sotheby's auction house in March 2022.

Painter Shara Hughes was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1981 and is one of the most sought-after U.S. contemporary artists.

After Hughes graduated with a degree in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004, she initially completed various residency programs in America. In 2007, she succeeds in her first solo exhibition at Rivington Arms, a former art gallery in New York. In 2008 and 2009, she goes to Denmark for a residency program with Mikael Andersen and presents her work in Scandinavia and Berlin. She then returns first to Atlanta before taking up a second course of study at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the state of Maine in 2011.

More solo exhibitions follow until her international breakthrough. Hughes' success is finally to be crowned on the second of March 2022: Sotheby's auction house sells her work Naked Lady for over 2.4 million euros, a record value for the artist. Today Hughes lives and works in Brooklyn.

She started her career with images of interiors, which she charges narratively and symbolically: She gives each work a title, a phrase, or an idea around which she spins architectures or objects. From 2014 she turns to landscape painting, but she proceeds with a completely new method: She no longer presupposes an idea for her work. She pours, sprays, drips, or scrapes paint onto a white canvas and does not consider the title, which she would otherwise determine beforehand, until she completes the painting. Hughes herself considers the lush, colorful paintings depicting trees, hills, rivers, and coasts to be »imagined landscapes.« It was precisely to these »imagined landscape« paintings that the 2017 Whitney Biennial devoted an entire room.

Especially since the 2010s, a number of prominent museums and galleries have presented Hughes' work in solo and group exhibitions, such as the Aspen Art Museum, the YUZ Museum in Shanghai, and the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis. Her work is sometimes included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Die Künstlerin Shara Hughes

  • Eine der gefragtesten US-amerikanischen Gegenwartskünstlerinnen.
  • Bis 2014 legt sie Titel, Ideen und Phrasen ihrer Werke schon vor dem Entstehen fest.
  • »Naked Lady« erzielte bei Sotheby’s im März 2022 einen Rekordwert in Millionenhöhe.

Die Malerin Shara Hughes wurde 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia, geboren und zählt zu den gefragtesten US-amerikanischen Künstlerinnen der Gegenwart.

Nachdem Hughes ihr Studium der Malerei an der Rhode Island School of Design 2004 abgeschlossen hatte, absolviert sie zunächst verschiedene Residenzprogramme in Amerika. 2007 gelingt ihr ihre erste Einzelausstellung in Rivington Arms, einer früheren Kunstgalerie in New York. 2008 und 2009 geht sie für ein Residenzprogramm bei Mikael Andersen nach Dänemark und präsentiert ihre Arbeiten in Skandinavien und Berlin. Anschließend kehrt sie zuerst nach Atlanta zurück, bevor sie 2011 ein zweites Studium an der Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture im Bundesstaat Maine aufnimmt.

Bis zu ihrem internationalen Durchbruch folgen weitere Einzelausstellungen. Hughes Erfolg soll schließlich am zweiten  März 2022 gekrönt werden: Das Auktionshaus Sotheby’s versteigert ihr Werk Naked Lady für über 2,4 Millionen Euro, ein Rekordwert für die Künstlerin. Heute lebt und arbeitet Hughes in Brooklyn.

Ihre Karriere startet sie mit Abbildungen von Interieurs, die sie narrativ und symbolisch auflädt: Jedem Werk gibt sie einen Titel, eine Phrase oder eine Idee vor, um die sie Architekturen oder Objekte spinnt. Ab 2014 wendet sie sich der Landschaftsmalerei zu, allerdings geht sie mit einer ganz neuen Methode vor: Sie setzt ihrer Arbeit keine Idee mehr voraus. Sie gießt, spritzt, sprüht, tropft oder kratzt Farbe auf eine weiße Leinwand und überlegt sich den Titel, den sie sonst vorher festlegte, erst, wenn sie das Gemälde vollendet. Die üppig-bunten Bilder, die Bäume, Hügel, Flüsse und Küsten darstellen, empfindet Hughes selbst als »erfundene Landschaften«. Eben diesen »imaginierten« Landschaftsbildern widmete die Whitney Biennale 2017 einen ganzen Raum.

Vor allem seit den 2010ern präsentiert eine ganze Reihe prominenter Museen und Galerien Hughes Arbeiten in Einzel- und Gruppenausstellungen wie etwa das Aspen Art Museum, das YUZ Museum in Shanghai oder das Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis. Ihre Werke gehören mitunter zu den Sammlungen des Whitney Museum of American Art und des Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Shara Hughes - Bright and Positive
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale
October 2022
Christies, London
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 GBP
Realised: 47.880 GBP
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Shara Hughes - Standing Straight
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20th/21st Century Art Online
October 2022
Christies, Hong Kong (Online Auction)
Est.: 200.000 - 300.000 HKD
Realised: not available
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Shara Hughes - Looking Out
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20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale
October 2022
Christies, London
Est.: 250.000 - 350.000 GBP
Realised: 252.000 GBP
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Shara Hughes - Gihon River
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale
October 2022
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 120.000 - 180.000 GBP
Realised: 214.200 GBP
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Shara Hughes - From Spring to Fall
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Post-War to Present
September 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: 5.500 USD
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Shara Hughes - Cityscape
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Post-War to Present
September 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 15.000 - 20.000 USD
Realised: 12.000 USD
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Shara Hughes - Night Opening
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Evening & Day Editions
September 2022
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 GBP
Realised: 1.260 GBP
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Shara Hughes - Bridezilla
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New Now
September 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 70.000 - 100.000 USD
Realised: 151.200 USD
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Shara Hughes - Night Opening
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Prints and Multiples
September 2022
Bonhams, London
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Shara Hughes - Erosion
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale, London
July 2022
Christies, London
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 GBP
Realised: 63.000 GBP
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Shara Hughes - Rock Collection
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Contemporary Curated: Hong Kong
July 2022
Sothebys, Hong Kong
Est.: 800.000 - 1.200.000 HKD
Realised: 2.016.000 HKD
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Shara Hughes - Red River
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First Open | Post-War & Contemporary Art
July 2022
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: 52.920 USD
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