Phillips de Pury & Company – Contemporary Art

June 13th, 2011 by

London – Phillips de Pury & Company, is pleased to announce highlights from the upcoming June Contemporary Art Evening and Day auctions. Highlights of the Contemporary Evening sale are on show now at Phillips de Pury & Compay’s new space, 45-47 Brook Street at Claridge’s London.

The sales will feature important modern and contemporary works across multiple genres. The Contemporary Art Evening auction comprises 32 lots with a pre-sale estimate of £10,250,000/$16,400,000 to £14,820,000/ $23,712,000.The Contemporary Art Day auction comprises 269 lots with a presale estimate of £4,289,000 /$7,034,000 to £6,122,000 /$10,040,000.

“Phillips de Pury’s June Contemporary Art Evening sale affords the discerning collector the opportunity to acquire high quality works from both established and new generation artists at attractive estimates. Notable highlights include a rare Jean-Michel Basquiat ‘Self-Portrait’ diptych from 1985 at £2-3million, Mark Tansey’s ‘Library (of Babylon)’ at £1.2 – 1.8million and with it’s exquisite range of blue hues, one of the most divine Damien Hirst butterfly paintings ever to be offered at auction. We are also delighted to be able to announce that our Evening sale will take place in the Ballroom at Claridges, Mayfair, London. ” Peter Sumner, Head of Contemporary Sales, London.

“The June Contemporary Art Day Sale features some of today’s most exciting contemporary art from all over the world. This season the auction will also feature curated sections of Pop art and Chinese art.” George O’Dell, Head of Day Sale, London.