HVCCA Art Auction, “New Now,” at Phillips
HVCCA has its triennial auction on FEB 28th at Phillips, LOT# 103- 114. This is our largest fundraising source as a non-profit arts organization.
The catalog is available online now at https://www.phillips.com/auctions/auction/NY010117. You can also view each work with detailed information by downloading the PDF pages HERE. Bidding can be done online, by phone or in person. To BID by phone or online please call PHILLIPS – 212 – 940- 1228
Please register in advance in order to place your bids HERE. Works will be on view at Phillips in NYC beginning February 21st.
HVCCA’s auction history is instructive in that several of the “new” artists works sold have subsequently had stellar careers. HVCCA was the first institution to show Adrian Ghenie and sold his first major work at auction for $10,000 in 2008. His prices at auction have now reached $9M. A Jeffrey Gibson “punching bag” sold for HVCCA in 2014 went for $87,000 and one year later a “punching bag” sold at Christie’s for $233,000. Simone DePury, the premier auctioneer in the world, commented at the 2008 sale, which he conducted, that HVCCA always chooses the most promising new artists that he has ever seen at auction.
For this year’s auction, we have an equally strong selection. “Salt is the new glitter” by Antonio Santin is extraordinary and desire for his work is strong. He was featured in this year’s Sharjah festival where a white painting adorns the cover the catalog. The minimal sculpture by Jong Oh shows why he is ranked among the very best young sculptors in decades. He has had one person museum shows and gallery shows in NY, Mexico, Germany, Austria and more. Jong Oh was first shown at HVCCA when he was still in graduate school.
Erika Harrsch from Mexico and New York, in the current exhibit at HVCCA, “Between I & Thou,” draws upon old master paintings to bring sharp focus on her vivid self-portraits.
Peter Bynum, who presently has an astonishing solo installation now at HVCCA has donated an unparalleled work with 5 glass panels and light.
Yigal Ozeri is today’s leading photo-realist painter. He is collected world-wide and a museum is being built in Japan to showcase his work. He has donated a work from his most important series, Lizzie Jagger.
Come to HVCCA to see work by Jong Oh, Erika Harrsch and Antonio Santin in the current exhibit, “Between I and Thou,” and to appreciate their immediate importance.