The Editions department at Phillips de Pury & Company offers prints and objects produced in an edition spanning the 20th and 21st centuries. Modern and Contemporary printmakers come together under one artistically integrated catalogue several times a year. Our sophisticated curation of many different styles of works are cogently marketed through our dynamic and scholarly catalogue presentation.
Following the success of ‘The Cult of Beauty’ exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Sotheby’s is delighted to be offering an important example of the work of the Aesthetic Movement’s most sophisticated exponents, Albert Joseph Moore. Waiting to Cross depicts three beautiful women in Grecian robes standing at a riverbank, one of whom glances over her shoulder at the viewer.
The winter sale also offers a striking painting by Edmund Blair Leighton, one of the finest painters of medieval romance. His Stitching the Standard shows a maiden with super-model looks sitting on the battlements of a tower. The Newlyn School is well represented in the sale, with two significant works by Walter Langley and a varied group of watercolours, oil paintings and a bronze by Henry Scott Tuke. Tuke’s Return from Fishing captures the artist’s love of Cornwall, its people and its traditions in a large painting that was owned by the famous Indian cricketer Ranjitsighi.
The sale also includes a wide variety of paintings, drawings and watercolours with pictures by John Atkinson Grimshaw, Archibald Thorburn, John William Godward, Arthur Elsley and William James Blacklock.
Sotheby’s New York – Property from the Collections of Lily & Edmond J. Safra – Volumes I-VI – Catalogue Now OnlineOctober 5th, 2011 by Admin
Six years after the landmark auction of Property from the Collections of Lily & Edmond J. Safra, Sotheby’s is honored to hold a second series of sales dedicated to the remarkable collections of Lily & Edmond J. Safra. The four-day auction is comprised of six sale volumes whose contents represent the pinnacle of their respective collecting categories, from magnificent European furniture and works of art to Russian porcelain, Cosway bindings and 19th century paintings and interior watercolors.
Sotheby’s is honoured to present a fantastic group of masterpieces from the most famous Swiss artists of the 19th and 20th centuries in our upcoming Swiss Art auction in Zürich. The sale is to take place on November 28th, 2011.
Highlights include works by Albert Anker, Ferdinand Hodler and Giovanni Giacometti, and belong to important private Swiss collections brought together by their owners with great expertise and passion over several decades.
Sotheby’s Print Department is pleased to present our auction of American, Modern and Contemporary Prints on October 27th and 28th. We will be offering 14 James McNeill Whistler prints from a Private Collection, a wonderful group which includes the 1879 etching Nocturne. The selection of Picasso prints is highlighted by two large female portraits; the lithograph Figure au Corsage Rayé and the linoleum cut Portrait de Jacqueline. Within the Contemporary portion of the sale you will find Chuck Close’s large scale pressed paper pulp portrait of Georgia, a very fresh impression of Jasper Johns Painting with Two Balls and Andy Warhol’s iconic Ads portfolio, still in the original box.