Phillips de Pury kicks off its new space at Claridge’s London with a Contemporary Art sale later this month. Of the 32 lots in the evening event, the star is a rare 1985 Jean-Michel Basquiat ‘Self-Portrait’ diptyk, estimated at $3.2m-$4.9m. In all, Phillips expects to realize $16.4m-$23.7m from the auction.
Other front-runners at the June 28th sale are Mark Tansey’s ‘Library (of Babylon)’ (est. $1.9m-$2.9m), and ‘Confession, 2008,’ a blue-hued butterfly painting from Damien Hirst (est. $973,000-$1.3m). Phillips’ sale the following day includes a broader range of 269 lower-estimated lots, featuring contemporary works from around the world, including examples of Pop and Chinese art.
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