Carol Vogel announces Phillips de Pury’s new program for guest sales launching with Philippe Ségalot:
Mr. Ségalot has agreed to start Carte Blanche, a new initiative in which Phillips will invite a collector, dealer, artist or museum curator to put together one sale. “It’s like having a guest curator at a museum,” Simon de Pury, the chairman of Phillips, explained in a telephone interview. The initiative will not be limited to New York. It may also be expanded to London too, Mr. de Pury said.
“There will be no limitations,” Mr. de Pury added. “While the focus will be on contemporary art, there can also be design objects in the sale.”
Mr. Ségalot’s auction, which may be an individual event or the first part of Phillips’s usual evening contemporary art auction, will take place in November during the contemporary auction week. (The date has yet to be determined.)
Inside Art: Phillips de Pury Wants to Make a Big Splash (New York Times)