Korean eye: moon generation

 Hyungkoo  Lee. Homo Animatus, 2007

Seoul and London – May 6 – Standard Chartered, Korean Eye and Phillips de Pury & Company today announced the Korean Eye Moon Generation exhibition. The exhibition brings together a group of leading Korean contemporary artists and galleries to create an international selling exhibition of Korean contemporary art.

After previewing in Seoul in May, Korean Eye’s: Moon Generation will travel to London to be staged at the Saatchi Gallery. The London exhibition will open on June 20 and run through July 5.

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London auction to offer photographs from the realms of cuttingedge contemporary art and fashion: major works by Florian Maier – aichen and nick knight

London – April 15 – Major works from realms of contemporary art and fashion as well as important master photographs will be offered at the forthcoming Phillips de Pury & Company Photographs sale to be held at the company’s London galleries on May 16 at 3 pm.

Florian Maier-Aichen’s Untitled (Capsized Ship), 2002 is an early example by this critically-acclaimed and sought-after German photographer who has in the past five years made a lasting imprint on contemporary imagery. Florian Maier-Aichen’s grand scale landscapes expertly manipulate, through multiple negatives and computer manipulation, the camera’s view of both natural and man-made, industrial phenomena with stunning painterly and often unnerving effect. Furthering the course of the contemporary heroic landscape tradition ignited by German Bernd and Hilla Becher and more recently by Andreas Gursky, these powerful photographs render scenes of superlatives: more vibrant and more polished than either reality can present or the imagination could conjure. In this work, the artist’s preoccupation with making the familiar strange through color, light and composition is manifest. The vantage point of a capsized cargo ship renders the ship suspended in an expanse of vivid blue, its containers perfect punctuations of yellow and red, strewn across the sea with precise placement. Phillips de Pury & Company has recently offered photographs by Florian Maier-Aichen which have achieved excellent results, the most recent being sold well above it’s high estimate in the London Contemporary Art Evening Sale. Florian Maier-Aichen’s Untitled (Capsized Ship) is an image made early in the career and was exhibited at The Whitney Biennale in 2006. It will be offered with a pre-sale estimate between £25,000-35,000.

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The Russian Holding company redeemed the Phillips de Pury.

The head office Phillips de Pury, New-York

The international auction house Phillips de Pury & Company declared the concluding of long-term contract with company Mercury Group, the leading distributor of luxury brands in Russia. As it was found out Phillips de Pury became a part of the Russian holding structure. The ex-owner of the house Simon de Pury stayed at the post of chairman and owns a significant package of shares.

«During last four years Phillips de Pury was going through a great upswing and this contract will give us an ability to go ahead, being established at the new, developing markets» – Simon de Pury says. «Russia showed itself to be a strong player at the global art market. Amalgamation with Mercury Group gave us unique opportunities of growth and there are no any doubts that we will become stronger», – the ex-owner of the auction house said.

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