New and Established Names Under The Hammer At Phillips’ “Under The Influence” Auction

Phillips auction house continues with its particular niche of offering recently executed works by younger, emerging artists with its upcoming “Under The Influence” sale in London on December 10th. The sale, which will introduce the work of artists Erik Lindman and Paul Cowan to auction for the first time and includes lower priced works by blue-chip artists like Andy Warhol, is billed as “a great entry point to the contemporary world for young collectors,” according to head of sale Tamila Kerimova.

Cowan, an artist with New York’s Clifton Benevento, has two paintings for auction, one of these paintings is ‘Fish Hooks’ (2012) – a canvas with fishing lures affixed to the surface. Lindman’s abstract oil painting Sails (2011) is for sale. Both works are estimated to sell for $6,400 to $9,600 or £4,000 to £6,000.

The auction house is also putting Warhol’s small-scale canvas ‘Toy Series’ (1983) advertising a “wind-up toy roll over mouse” under the hammer for an estimated $95,900 to $128,000, or £60–80,000, Phillips will also offer two lace paintings by Mark Flood, Adam McEwen’s “obituary” of living runner Caster Semenya, also up for auction is a “star constellation” painting by artist Ugo Rondinone.

Other new works by young artists includes Christian Rosa’s mixed media on canvas H>N>I>C head…, (2013) with an estimate of $28,700 to $35,200 or £18 to £22,000, Michael Manning’s Microsoft Store Paintings (2013) estimated to sell for $6,400 to $9,600, or £40,70 to £6,110, and work by Ryan Estep, Leo Gabin, Parker Ito, Nina Baier, Hugh Scott-Douglas, Dan Rees, and Michael Staniak. Staniak’s mixed-media piece SC/IMG_435 , which is estimated to sell for $8000 to $11,200 or £5000 to £7,000, is featured on the auction catalogue cover.

All togetherthere are 220 lots going under the hammer with an overall presale estimate of $2.6 to $3.8 million or £1.6 to £2.4 million.

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