Phillips de Pury has announced their line up for the Frieze sale October 13 & 14th in London:
October Contemporary Art auctions featuring 56 lots in the Evening sale and 148 lots in the Day sale with a total low estimate of £8,543,500/$13,387,664 and a high estimate of £12,266,500 / $19,221,605.
Included in the Evening sale are important works by David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Maurizio Cattelan and Ed Ruscha. Also included are highlights from the KIT Finance Collection; a selection of 13 works from the Adam Lindemann collection of Contemporary German Art and a neon donated by Tracey Emin to benefit the Turner Contemporary Arts Trust
David Hockney’s Autumn Pool from the series Paper Pool, 1978, estimated at £700,000–1,000,000. Fresh to the market, Autumn Pool is an outstanding example of Hockney’s work. Since the mid-1960s, Hockney has painted, drawn, photographed and printed the image of the swimming pool making it without doubt the most recognisable motif in his oeuvre. Created on six sheets of paper using flat blocks of highly saturated colours, Autumn Pool exemplifies Hockney’s devotion to developing the pressed paper pulp technique
Sterling Ruby’s SP58, 2008 estimated £150,000–250,000. Working across a variety of disciplines, the highly prolific Sterling Ruby creates striking works which invoke the Modernist and Minimalist movements yet keep their form and materiality utterly unique and contemporary. Ruby’s performance and ritualistic practice pays homage to his biggest influences, fellow Los Angeles artists Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy. Like their work, Ruby’s is extremely visceral with his large-scale spray-painted canvases of which SP58 is the most monumental to appear at auction. It is breathtakingly lurid and bright, with sharply-defined splatters of acrylic paint over blurred, neon topographical maps. The highly developed and worked abstract fields are reminiscent of graffiti-filled urban murals in which the perception of space is contorted, thus highlighting the flatness of the picture plane.
CONTEMPORARY ART LONDON Oct, 2010 Press Release (click to download)