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Shape & Space: New Ceramic Presence

Curated by Francesco Bonami for our fall season in London, Shape & Space: New Ceramic Presence is the first international auction of its kind to focus specifically on ceramic works by renowned modern and contemporary artists, highlighting clay's important role in the expressive practices of the last century. Browse works by Lucio Fontana, Lucie Rie, Ai Weiwei, Ken Price and more.

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Press Release: 26 November 2018

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Press Release: 30 September 2018

And a Separate Session Dedicated to Modern British Ceramics Lucie Rie and Hans Coper – Potter and Artist

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Press Release: 16 September 2018

Shape & Space: New Ceramic Presence. A Standalone Auction to be held in London on 5 October 2018, Curated by Francesco Bonami

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Phillips' Design department offers exceptional examples of 20th and 21st century design including both functional furniture and conceptual works. We are a dominant global force, unified by an acute understanding of the market and international collecting trends. Our expertise includes European Modernism and Art Deco, French, Italian and Nordic Design, International and American Aesthetic Movement and Arts and Crafts, American Modernism and Studio Craft, contemporary design, architecture, glass and ceramics.

Phillips conducts seasonal Design sales in New York, London and Hong Kong. Expertly presented and thoughtfully curated, our auctions bring together sought-after works by masters such as Carlo Mollino, Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa, Jean-Michel Frank, Charlotte Perriand, Finn Juhl and Shiro Kuramata.

We have achieved world record prices at auction for Lucie Rie, Jean Royère, Isamu Noguchi, Poul Henningsen and Marcel Coard as well as celebrated contemporary designers Marc Newson and Joris Laarman.

Our team seamlessly works together to expand our global, and continually growing, client base. In 2016, we welcomed new buyers from around the world, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Russia and the Middle East.

Phillips is committed to supporting modern and contemporary design across all facets of the wider arts community, through a global program of engagement with renowned institutions such as the Design Museum, London, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the VITRA Design Museum, Germany.

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