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Phillips' Upcoming Editions Sale, Showcasing Legendary Editioned Works, Will Be the First Live Auction Held by the Company in Southampton

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Phillips' Upcoming Editions Sale, Showcasing Legendary Editioned Works, Will Be the First Live Auction Held by the Company in Southampton

The first live auction held by Phillips in Southampton will include pieces by Mitchell, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Picasso, Stella, Hockney, and Banksy, among others.

The sale of artworks will begin on Friday, June 10, 2022 and continue through Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Phillips's Southampton gallery located at 1 Hampton Road. The physical auction will be place in the gallery on Saturday afternoon, and beginning on June 10th, the whole event will be viewable online at phillips.com.

The live sale of 121 Modern and Contemporary prints and multiples will include editioned works by David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Jasper Johns, Joan Mitchell, Roy Lichtenstein, Banksy, and Pablo Picasso, with low estimates ranging from $500 to $100,000. Portrait de Jacqueline de face II, 1962, by Pablo Picasso, estimated to be worth between $80,000 and $20,000, is among the top lots of the auction, along with pieces from Roy Lichtenstein's Nude Series, the artist's last body of work.

Kelly Troester and Cary Leibowitz, Worldwide Co-Heads of Editions and Deputy Chairpersons, Americas, stated, "The New York Editions team is excited to present a two-week exhibition culminating in a Saturday afternoon auction of carefully curated works by blue-chip artists from our elegant Southampton gallery in the heart of town. In addition to bidding via telephone and on our online bidding platform, our employees and auctioneer will be there to facilitate a live auction. Everyone is welcome to participate, and bids vary from $500 to $100,000. Come in, examine the merchandise, grab your paddles, and bid on the beach!"

The Nudes Series was the last major series made by Roy Lichtenstein before his death in 1997. Nude Reading examines the classic art historical genre of the female nudist through the prism of Pop Art and represents Lichtenstein's return to his trademark 1960s comic book style, which is comprised of Benday dot patterns, bright colours, and strong lines. Lichtenstein's Nude Reading, published and printed by Tyler Graphics Ltd, demonstrates a stylistic maturity that flawlessly blends the aspects of his previous work, imbuing the composition with layered allusions and many interpretations.

Julian Opie is a leading member of the New British Sculpture Movement, challenging the limits of conventional artistic practise via his investigation and experimentation with a wide range of mediums. Opie used lenticular printing to create the appearance of depth and motion in Sian Walking, Jeremy Walking in Coat, Verity Walking, and Kris Walking. Each of Opie's lenticular acrylic panels has roughly twenty pictures that seem to morph into one another to create an eternally looping person walking. Thus, as a visitor walks through these pieces of art, his or her motion is mirrored in the print.

Picasso met Jacqueline Roque when she was 26 and he was 72; they wed, making her his second and last wife. Portrait de Jacqueline de face II (Portrait of Jacqueline from the Front II) was painted in 1962. Picasso, who was married to her for 11 years until his death in 1973, sketched her hundreds of times, more than any other lover, and this massive linoleum cut is one of the most significant graphic works he produced. In addition, Portrait de Jacqueline de face II (Portrait of Jacqueline from the Front II) is one of Picasso's most significant linocuts and is regarded as one of Jacqueline's most iconic pictures. Portrait de jeune fille, d'après Cranach le Jeune (Portrait of a Young Woman, After Cranach the Younger), 1958, sold at Phillips in 2019 for the highest sum ever paid for a linocut by Pablo Picasso.

Donut (Strawberry), a 2009 screenprint by Banksy, was published soon after the original artwork depicting the same subject was created. This distinguishes the piece from many of the artist's previous prints, which were produced based on stencilled wall motifs. The edition size of the screenprint was 299, which was less than the edition sizes of many of his other pictures, which were produced in considerably larger runs of up to 600. The edition size references the 2007 closure of 299 Krispy Kreme locations owing to financial difficulties. This artwork is autographed, comes with its original Certificate of Authenticity from Pest Control, and is more vibrant than his Donut (Chocolate) rendition of the same scenario.

Auction: 25 June 2022 12pm EDT

Auction viewing: 10 - 25 June 2022

Location: 1 Hampton Rd, Southampton, NY 11968

Click here for more information: https://www.phillips.com/auctions/auction/NY030322

Source: phillips.com



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