THE PAINTINGS WILL CARRY THEIR OWN FIRE When Clyfford Still offered this fiery comment, he was certainly thinking of paintings like Untitled, 1948-1949, which Phillips will be offering in our November 16 Contemporary Evening sale in New York. The luscious, impastoed surface, created with deep cuts of palette knife and brush, dramatically brings the flame-like forms to life. Formerly in the collection of the artist’s friend and student, the painter Edward Dugmore, the painting has been off the market for decades and has never been to auction. David Anfam, Senior Consulting Curator of the Clyfford Still Museum wrote about Untitled, 1948-1949, stating “its chromatic heat and concomitant luminosity has more than a touch of hell fire and uplift to it”. Estimated at $12-18 million, it will be one of a number of top vintage paintings coming for sale. Stay tuned. #clyffordstill #1948 #abstractexpressionism #phillipsauction @royalacademyarts @phillipsauction #hellfire #fire
Instagram is the new press release as Robert Manley takes to the social network to announce his latest offering for Phillips’s Evening sale of 20th Century art. The Clyfford Still shown above is estimated at between $12m and $18m.