Phillips de Pury & Company announces today the launch of a new series of themed auctions of contemporary art and culture to be held in London and New York.
Each sale will be a considered selection of quality property in a range of values to reflect the chosen theme and will draw upon the expertise of the Contemporary Art, Photographs, Design and Editions departments.
Simon de Pury, Chairman Phillips de Pury & Company says: “Phillips de Pury& Company has consistently been staging the most pioneering sales of contemporary art, design and photography and this new dynamic platform will enable each department to interpret a given theme and express their curatorial strengths. These sales will be ground-breaking and taste-making and be a great compliment to our core auction programme.”
Commencing with the first sale of the season, Now: Art of the 21st Century, in London on September 12, a further three sales will take place alternatively between New York and London at the Phillips de Pury galleries in London at Howick Place, SW1 and in New York in Chelsea.
Now: Art of the 21st Century will offer the most exciting works of art, design and photography to be made since the Millenium and that will come define our current epoch.
London: Now, September 12
New York: Latin America, October 3
London: Music, November 21
New York: New York, New York, December 12
A new catalogue format that builds upon each theme of each sale with articles is being developed and will be released to the public two weeks before the sale.
In addition to this schedule of new sales, this fall season, Phillips de Pury & Company will conduct classic sales in Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs and Editions in concentrated blocks in London during October’s Frieze Art Fair week and in New York in November to coincide with traditional contemporary art sales week.