Sale: 529 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 157

 

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Peter Phillips
Mirror for Observers I-III, 1971.
Mixed media. Acrylic on panel, canvas with tint...
Post auction sale: € 30,000 / $ 34,800
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Mirror for Observers I-III. 1971.
Mixed media. Acrylic on panel, canvas with tinted glass insets.
Each signed, dated, titled, numbered and inscribed "(Lascaux on canvas, wood, & tinted glass)" on the reverse. Each 134 x 69 x 4 cm (52.7 x 27.1 x 1.5 in).
Consisting of three parts, each in a black frame.
• Peter Phillips is a co-founder of British Pop-Art
• From the best creative period with the signature rainbow colors, animals and shapes on a black background.
• In the 1950s he studied at the Royal College of Art in London together with David Hockney, Allen Jones and R. B. Kitaj
• His works can be found in museums like Tate Modern in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Gallery in Canberra
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.

"The endlessly vibrant nature of Phillips’ work is based so firmly in the modern world (..) but also prone to constant flights of fantasy suggestive of dreamlike states." Marco Livingstone, From Rewind: Five Decades of Peter Phillips, 2007, online: https://www.peterphillips.com/about/

Peter Phillips is one of the co-founders of British pop art. However, he himself never attached much importance to the term, because for him "(..) there are only two kinds of art: good and bad." (Peter Phillips, in: Reisen, Ruhm und Pop-Art, Interview, Orlebar Brown, online: https://www.orlebarbrown.com/de/blog/a-conversation-with-pop-artist-peter-phillips.html) Together with David Hockney, Allen Jones and R.B. Kitaj he studied at the Royal College of Art in London from 1959-1962. In 1964 he went to New York on a scholarship, and exhibited his works alongside those from American representatives of Pop Art such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and James Rosenquist. Influenced by the images of the modern consumer world from film, television and advertising, he created his first works in the imagery that is still typical of him today in the early 1960s. He combines bright colors, depictions of animals and abstract forms in ever new constellations, creating highly recognizable compositions, often on a black background as shown here. In a recent interview, he commented on the meaning of his works as follows: “My pictures never have an intended meaning. There can be a deeper meaning, but that lies solely in the eye of the beholder.” (Peter Phillips, in: Reisen, Ruhm, und Pop-Art, see above). [AR]



157
Peter Phillips
Mirror for Observers I-III, 1971.
Mixed media. Acrylic on panel, canvas with tint...
Post auction sale: € 30,000 / $ 34,800
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Hammer price up to 500,000 €: herefrom 32 % premium.
The share of the hammer price exceeding 500,000 € is subject to a premium of 27 % and is added to the premium of the share of the hammer price up to 500,000 €.
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