Friday, January 30, 2009

Phillips de Pury & Company's Sale Saturday@Phillips of Contemporary Art

LONDON - Phillips de Pury & Company announced the first of four yearly Saturday@Phillips sales to be held on March 14 at the company’s London galleries. This highly anticipated sale will feature a mix of contemporary and urban art, design, photographs, jewelry, watches and toy art. A large selection of contemporary art and photographs in this sale will be offered with no reserve which means that no minimum sale price has been stipulated by the seller. Property offered with no reserve often creates a unique opportunity for buyers to acquire high-quality works at very reasonable prices.

The sale will comprise a section of urban art with works by celebrated artists Blek le Rat, Banksy, Paul Insect, Faile, Swoon, KAWS. Highlights include Faile’s Forbidden Love estimated £6,000-8,000; Banksy, Soup Can (Yellow) with a pre sale estimate of £4,000-6,000; and four prints by Shepard Fairey Obey, 89, 95, 99, 04 estimated between £2,500-3,500.

Top-quality photographs and will be offered including works by Iranian artist Abbas Kiarostami, Untiled #51 and Untitled #29 both estimated £1,500-2,500; Massimo Vitali, Marina Carrara di Torre Fiat #0151, with a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-4,000; Nan Goldin, Jessica and Simon making love, estimated £4,000-6,000.

Design lots include Ron Arad’s Schizzo chair, 1989, estimated £4,000-6,000 and excellent 20th Century gems such as Charlotte Perriand’s Bench dated 1969 estimated £6,000-8,000; Eero Saarinen’ highly collectible Womb sofa from 1970s with a pre-sale estimate of £2,000-3,000; Gio Ponti’s pair of small benches estimated £3,000-5,000; Ettore Sottsass’ Teodora chair estimated £2,000-3,000.

One of a kind Erickson Beamon jewelry will be offered with estimates ranging from £250 to £1,900. Partners Vicki Beamon and Karen Erickson have been at the forefront of the fashion industry and the eight pieces offered at this sale were inspired by the 2009 spring fashion collections. The Forest themed pieces have a safari, African tone using yellow gold and large stones in brown and khaki colors, while the Garden pieces are more ethereal in pastel hues.

The sale will also include cutting edge works to be offered with no reserve, an exceptional chance to purchase quality works at affordable prices. This section includes works by Os Gemeos, Beth Campbell, Simon Evans, Lisa Kereszi, Tina Gillen, Diane Arbus, Chiho Aoshima. Visit Phillips de Pury & Company at :


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