Cover Robert Pattinson Partners With Sotheby's For Upcoming Auction (Photo: Sotheby's)

The Batman takes off his cowl for a while and joins Sotheby's Contemporary Curated auction series. Read on to know about six hand-selected works that personally resonated with Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson is the latest celebrity to join Sotheby's for the house's "Contemporary Curated" series, joining the likes of Steve Aoki, Oprah Winfrey, Ellie Goulding, Kim Jones, and Cynthia Erivo. In this undertaking, Pattinson brings together a selection of paintings, sculptures, and collages from the post-war period to today. The selection highlights the works of sought-after names such as Richard Serra and Willem de Kooning.

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The live auction will take place at Sotheby's New York starting September 30, 2022, following Pattinson's public execution of six hand-picked works from September 23 to 20, 2022. The fine arts company has yet to share the full details of the event, but a few of the selections the actor has made include Richard Serra’s Rotation #9 (2011), Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's Old Rope (2005), and De Kooning’s Untitled (1964).

“Curating this group of paintings has been a really exciting process and an honour for me," Pattinson shared in an interview. "To be able to experience and have a dialogue with these works according to my taste—and to place massive titans of 20th-century art next to living artists—has been really satisfying. As an actor, I have always felt a certain amount of synesthesia between different art forms and being able to connect them together—whether that is a sculpture or a song or an acting part, all at the same time. Acting has made me realize that there is an interconnectedness between all art forms, and it made the process of curating the sale a fascinating and fun experience for me.”

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When it comes to his approach to picking the best works for the exhibition, The Batman star explained that what he sought were pieces with their own language. "It doesn't necessarily feel like it just exists for its own sake and has a presence that hums with a bit of life. It has the ability to communicate with you on a kind of primordial level. I sort of sway between things that feel very profound and cosmic and alien. Then even on the other side, I like subversive, naughty, slightly dangerous stuff as well," Pattinson explained

Pattinson offered collectors a  bit of advice: “Only acquire pieces that you’re going to love, no matter what. Just having something which you’re going to keep for the rest of your life is probably the best idea.”

Tatler Trivia: It can be recalled that in 2017, Pattinson has also put up one of his own sketches for a charity auction titled 'Home Plate Project.' Overall, the fundraising event earned over USD50,000 (PHP 2,840,750.00).

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Check out some of Pattinson's picks below:

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