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Art February, 26 2010

Phillips de Pury “Now: Art of the 21st Century”

On March 7, 2010, Phillips de Pury brings 287 lots of contemporary art to the block for “Now: Art of the 21st Century.” Work from art stars like Damien Hirst, Kehinde Wiley, Marilyn Minter and Ryan McGinnely are among the offerings. The catalog itself is intriguing, not just for the drawings, paintings, and photographs, but for the commercial product listed as well. For example, several of Supreme’s artist skate decks are up for sale. The inclusion of these objects makes the auction an interesting indicator of the scope of fine art in the 21st century and the range of artistic production – nothing new, especially if you recall the theme of the Pop Life exhibition, but still fascinating when realized at the auction block.

“Now: Art of the 21st Century” takes place at 450 West 14th Street, New York, beginning at 12pm.

Highlights include Chris Johnson’s “Romantic Landscape” (2002) shown above, which is lot #272. A few more picks of the litter after the jump.

Phillips de Pury Now: Art of the 21st Century

Lot #105: TIM EITEL Assistentin, from 7 X Painting Portfolio, 2003

Lot #158: PAUL PFEIFFER Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 10, 2004, 2004

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