Hefty prices expected at Phillips de Pury’s June 29 Contemp. Art sale

‘Doppelkopf’ (Double Head) by Thomas Schütte appears tormented. The 67 1/2-inch-tall sculpture has a $600,000-$900,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Co.

‘Doppelkopf’ (Double Head) by Thomas Schütte appears tormented. The 67 1/2-inch-tall sculpture has a $600,000-$900,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Co.

LONDON – Phillips de Pury & Co. will conduct its Contemporary Art: Evening Sale on Tuesday, June 29, as a prelude to a double session the following day. Forty-five works by leading contemporary artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gerhard Richter, Roy Lichtenstein, Olafur Eliasson and Anselm Kiefer will be sold beginning at 7 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time (2 p.m. Eastern). LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

Highlights will come fast starting with lot 4, Ugo Rondinone’s stark work of cast aluminum and white enamel titled air/ gets/ into/ everything/ even/ nothing done in 2006. This work is from an edition of three plus two artist’s proofs and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. The estimate is $300,000-$450,000.

A glazed ceramic bust titled Doppelkopf (Double Head) is the work of sculptor Thomas Schütte. The eerie face, which is 67 1/2 inches tall, carries an estimate of $600,000-$900,000.

Prop for a Film is an important work by Roy Lichtenstein done in 1969 in collaboration with Universal Studios and independent filmmaker Joel Freedman. Magna on board, the work measures 40 by 96 inches. It was later selected for exhibition at the 1970 World’s Fair in Osaka, Japan. It carries an estimate of $700,000-$1 million.

Additional highlights include Out There, an oil on linen by Bridget Riley, which has a $600,000-$750,000, and Ciclo, an oil and newspaper collage on canvas by Emilio Vendova, one of postwar Italy’s most accomplished painters, which is estimated at $600,000-$900,000.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Ugo Rondinone’s ‘air/ gets/ into/ everything/ even/ nothing’ measures 150 inches by 150 inches by 131 7/8 inches. It has a $300,000-$450,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Co.

Ugo Rondinone’s ‘air/ gets/ into/ everything/ even/ nothing’ measures 150 inches by 150 inches by 131 7/8 inches. It has a $300,000-$450,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Co.


Los Angeles County Museum of Art chose Roy Lichtenstein to participate in an Art and Technology project in 1969. The result was his large magna on board image titled ‘Prop for a Film.’ It is expected to sell for as much as $1 million. Image courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Co.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art chose Roy Lichtenstein to participate in an Art and Technology project in 1969. The result was his large magna on board image titled ‘Prop for a Film.’ It is expected to sell for as much as $1 million. Image courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Co.


Bridget Riley painted ‘Out There’ in 2004. The oil on linen measures 51 inches by 153 1/2 inches and has a $600,000-$750,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Co.

Bridget Riley painted ‘Out There’ in 2004. The oil on linen measures 51 inches by 153 1/2 inches and has a $600,000-$750,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Co.


Italy’s Emilio Vendova created ‘Ciclo’ in 1960-62. The signed and dated work has a $600,000-$900,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Co.

Italy’s Emilio Vendova created ‘Ciclo’ in 1960-62. The signed and dated work has a $600,000-$900,000 estimate. Image courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Co.