Phillips editions sales in London later this month will feature prints by Donald Judd, Picasso ceramics, prints by Damien Hirst, Robert Indiana, Bridget Riley, Sam Francis, as well as editions by Jeff Koons. Here’s Phillips’s release:
Phillips’ Evening & Day Editions sale in London will unite Contemporary artists including Banksy, Gerhard Richter and Thomas Schütte alongside Modern icons of 20th century printmaking from Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat to Pablo Picasso and David Hockney. Exhibiting a variety of media, artists and fundamental stages of Modern and Contemporary art history this sale explores Editions in their many shapes and forms. Taking place at Phillips London on 24 January, the sale will feature 290 lots and is expected to realise in excess of £2,000,000.
Leading the sale is a set of 10 Donald Judd woodcuts. Printed in ultramarine, Untitled (illustrated above) comes to this sale from a Private London Collection. Judd first began to experiment with woodcuts in 1953 when he turned to his father, experienced wood worker Roy Judd, for assistance. Throughout the 1960s Judd explored methods by which abstract shapes and straight lines could be cut across the grain to create the sharp, clean lines demonstrated in this work.