Phillips de Pury Presents: Take Down Your Posters and Buy the Real Thing!

Phillips de Pury Presents: Take Down Your Posters and Buy the Real Thing!

Jill Slater
Jan 30, 2008


This is a new column. For the next three months we're teaming up with Phillips de Pury & Company and downloading affordable art and expertise directly from them. With them, we aim to learn a lot about art and showcase some beautiful, available pieces. This week we're just getting started. If you're looking to invest and improve your home at the same time, look no further - their affordable photography auction takes place today...

Lot 35: Elliot Erwitt, New York City, 1946.
Gelatin silver print, printed later. (12 x 17 1/2 in.)
Signed in ink in the margin; signed, titled and dated in pencil on the verso.

...at their headquarters in the Meatpacking District. You're standing in a room with your very own paddle, surrounded by people each with their own paddle, not to mention the art! Intrguing, exhilirating, and a chance to bid on original photographs by some of the greatest known international photographers.

Lot 164: William Klein, Smoke and Veil, Paris (Vogue), 1958
Gelatin silver print, printed later. (14 1/8 x 9 7/8 in.)
Signed, titled and dated in pencil on the verso.

Tomorrow's auction is at Phillips de Pury & Company's showroom, with a priceless view of the Highline in its last throws as abandoned landscape. If you can't make it to their showroom, you can also bid by phone (212.940.1228) or online. You'll need to register first, however, regardless of how you choose to bid.

Lot 162: Milton Greene, Marilyn Monroe in tutu, 1950s
Color coupler dipytch, printed 1978. (Each 8 x 7 3/4 in.)
Signed, dated '5/20/78', numbered 179/250 in ink, copyright credit reproduction limitation and credit stamps on the verso.

Each of Phillips de Pury & Company auctions are carefully curated both in terms of the pieces offered and the order in which they appear. For new collectors, tomorrow's auction is a great entre into the art and auction world...the photographs are strikingly gorgeous, they 'go with everything,' and their excellent value is pretty much guaranteed to hold its own for years to come.

Lot 87: Ralph Gibson, Untitled, 1980.
Gelatin silver print, printed later. (12 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.)
Signed and dated in pencil on the verso.

If you are new to auctions and still scared, why not start out with some vicarious bidding. Sneak over to Phillips de Pury & Company for the 10am or 2pm sale and just soak in the atmosphere. The auctions are free, open to the public, and worth experiencing. Feel the collective adrenaline pump, admire the art, and imagine it hanging on your wall!

This post is sponsored by Phillips de Pury & Company.

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