Archive for May, 2011
Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to announce highlights from the June Modern and Contemporary Editions sale offering 251 lots. The viewing will take place at the downtown Chelsea location at 450 West 15th Street whilst the auction will be held at the uptown galleries at 450 Park Avenue.
“Our June Modern and Contemporary Editions sale is the finale of the auction season and has something fun and affordable for both new and seasoned collectors. This is the perfect time and last chance before the summer, to win works by both blue-chip and emerging artists on the auction block! We’re thrilled with the curated selection and look forward to an exciting sale.” Kelly Troester and Cary Leibowitz, Co-Directors of Modern and Contemporary Editions
London – Phillips de Pury & Company are pleased to announce the return of the Jewels Auction to London, taking place on June 7th and comprising over 300 lots.
The main highlight of the auction is a spectacular and important emerald & diamond parure comprising of a necklace, bracelet and earrings. Accompanied by an SSEF report, dated April 2011, stating the emeralds to have a total estimated weight of 213 carats, and to be of Colombian origin; 7 emeralds to exhibit no clarity enhancement; 12 to exhibit minor enhancement. Total diamond weight estimated to be approximately 135.00 carats. Assembling such a selection of natural emeralds of this purity and colour match is exceptional and the parure with its combination of outstanding characteristics is a very rare treasure. Estimated at £1,600,000 – 2,000,000
London – Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to announce the highlights of the forthcoming London Photographs sale on Thursday May 19, 2011. The London photographs department, a leader in the European market, will offer a full range of exciting works from diverse genres and movements integral to 20th and 21st century photography.
Sotheby’s Evening sale of Important Russian Art features over 50 paintings from the 1850s to Perestroika. We are thrilled to present an exceptional group of seven works by Vasily Vereschagin, one of Russias most daring and ambitious artists of the period, including rare canvases from his Balkan and Indian series of museum quality, such as Taj Mahal at Evening and Shipka Pass. A highlight of the sale is Repin’s intimate portrait of his young wife, Vera – an exciting rediscovery and one of the most important of his Russian portraits ever to be offered at auction. Ivan Aivazovsky’s spectacular Ukrainian pastoral scene and Valerian Kamenev’s The Harvest show native landscape painting at its very best, while Bogoliubovs serene Venetian view is a superb example of 19th century Russian art abroad.