LONDON.- Phillips de Pury & Company
announced the first of four yearly Saturday@Phillips sales to be held on March 14 at the companys 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.
Herakut, the symbiosis of aliases Hera and Akut are an emerging German urban artist duo who is gaining rapid recognition over the last two years with successful shows from London to California. The artists paint in shifts each adding on to the other, Hera comes from a more traditional artistic back ground which she tries to break free from, and Akut is a self-taught graffiti artist. Typically street artists need to work quickly often using stencils and deliver messages full of bite to grab the eye of passerby; here Herakut work towards showing in gallery space which allows them to build on their canvas and elaborate deep social commentaries. At the sales opening reception on March 10 Herakut will display four works on canvas showing the level of completion of a single piece. The artists will be in the gallery to discuss their work and present their unique piece You Sure? made especially to benefit the charity War Child. The piece provides a fantastic opportunity for the public to acquire a unique work of art while contributing to an important organization: War Child, an international charity that aims to protect children living in the worlds most dangerous war zones.
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 Failes 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 Arads Schizzo chair, 1989, estimated £4,000-6,000 and excellent 20th Century gems such as Charlotte Perriands 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 Pontis 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.