14 febbraio 2013, Londra
La prima vendita senza Simon de Pury nelle sale della casa d’asta con il nuovo assetto e nuovo nome (“Phillips” invece che “Phillips de Pury”) si svolgerà giovedì 14 febbraio a Londra, durate la settimana calda dell’arte contempoanea.
Tra Evening e Day Sale i lotti che andranno all’incanto sono 197 per una stima complessiva che si aggira tra i £16,822,000 e i £24,270,000 ($26,578,311/$38,345,952).
Nell’asta serale saranno offerti 36 lotti per una stima di £12,700,000/ 18,360,000 ($20,065,598/$29,008,219). Tra gli highlight: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, del 1982, presentato a £1,800,000–2,500,000; Damien Hirst, Forgotten Promises, 2010 (st. £1,500,000 – 2,500,000); Christopher Wool, Untitled (P271), 1997, st.£1,300,000–1,800,000; Jean-Michel Basquiat, For B.A.M., 1985, st. £1,200,000–1,800,000; Andy Warhol, Brillo Soap Pads Box, 1964, st. £600,000–800,000; Cecily Brown, East of Eden, 1999, st. £600,000 – 800,000. Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Black and Canary Yellow Butterfly) #699, 2008 st. £250,000 – 350,000.
“Phillips is pleased to present a range of outstanding works by internationally renowned artists in its London February Evening sale on the 14th February. Highlights include a stunning Basquiat work on paper from 1982 at 1.8-2.5 million GBP and an excpetional Christopher Wool enamel on aluminum ‘frame painting’ from 1997 at 1.3-1.8 million GBP. A pristine Brillo Soap Pads Box in its original plastic wrapping from 1964 spearheads a nice group of Warhol’s which also includes Tomato Juice Box and Hammer and Sickle canvas. We look forward to a strong start to the auction season.” Peter Sumner, Head of Contemporary Art Evening Sale, London.
“We are delighted to kick off this season with a strong, well curated Contemporary Art Day Sale showcasing a selection of the world’s top emerging contemporary artists alongside some of the most established names in post war and contemporary art including Gerhard Richter, Cory Arcangel, Allora & Calzadilla, Tom Wesselmann, Julian Schnabel, George Condo, Thomas Demand, Cecily Brown, Franz West.” George O’ Dell, Head of Contemporary Art Day Sale, London.