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Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko and Damien Hirst works to be auctioned by Phillips in New York

Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko and Damien Hirst works to be auctioned by Phillips in New York

Contemporary art sales announced for November


On November 13 and 14 Phillips auction house will hold contemporary art auctions in New York City – with the star lots featuring works by Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning and many more

Phillips auction house, who recently hosted its first UK auction at its new London headquarters, have announced two highly-anticipated contemporary art sales. The first will take place on the evening of November 13 at the 'Phillips Contemporary Art Evening Sale' and the second the following day for the 'Contemporary Art Day Sale'.

 

 

Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko and Damien Hirst at auction Phillips in New York (photo 3)

Frank Stella

The two-day art fest will feature 243 lots with a low estimate of $57.9 million and a high estimate of $84.8 million. "We are delighted to present a strong group of works spanning from the early 1950s from Hans Hofmann to the present day with Fredrik Vaerslev and Danh Vo in our November sales of Contemporary Art," said David Georgiades, worldwide co-head of contemporary art at Phillips.  

Standout pieces include a Robert Ryman square canvas – one of his most essential canvases of his late period, a masterwork from Willem de Kooning's final decade of production, Untitled XVIII (1984), a Mark Rothko that was instrumental in legitimizing the long-sought equality of Rothko’s paper works, alongside important artworks by Ai Wei Wei, Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and many more.

 

 

Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko and Damien Hirst at auction Phillips in New York (photo 1)

Marc Quinn

The evening auction will take place November 13 at 7pm and the day auction will take place November 14 at 11am. Viewing is available from now until November 13 at the auction's location – 450 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

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