1 December 2010

Eighties Auction at Phillips de Pury in NYC

I just received this invitation to the Phillips de Pury & Company 80s auction comprising contemporary art, photographs, editions and designs. The eighties is possibly my favourite decade for popular culture; I love the superstar status and cult following of particular blow up artists like Keith Haring, fashion photography in the 80s was at its glossiest, sexiest peak, I love New York and I love this gallery. 

The auction also features works by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Donald Baechler, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Marc Newson, Tom Wesselmann, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jenny Holzer, Herb Ritts, and Laurie Simmons.  Someone fly me over please.  And kindly buy me a Keith Haring original for Christmas to go in my penthouse, thanks.

Keith Haring Untitled from Kinderstern portfolio, 1989 - Estimate $10,000-$15,000

Auction 17 December 2pm

Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15 Street New York NY 10011



I watched it live from here in Paris. I had two lots in the auction, neither sold, which was disappointing, but curious to see a decade on sale. Many icons of the time were not included... nothing by Koons for example, or Halley.

Matthew Rose / Paris, France

Emma Louise Layla said...

I agree that there were plenty of artists missing, but the lot as a whole was quite thorough for an expansive and prolific decade.

Where will you go with your lots now?


Actually someone just offered something for the Bidlo, but I'm more anxious about the Fashion Moda portfolio of prints (7 in all)... Not sure where I can sell them. They're beautiful, in pristine condition: Golub, Kostabi, Prol, Cutrone, Poppitz, Daze and Crash... Know anyone interested? Estimate was up to $3.5K Cheers!

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