Edmund de Waal - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, March 4, 2022 | Phillips
  • The Warburg Institute is one of the world’s leading institutions for the study of art and culture. The works are donated in support of the Warburg Renaissance, the architectural and intellectual transformation of the Institute. The sales of the works will help to fund the completion of the renovation and expansion of the Institute’s home in the heart of the University of London’s Bloomsbury campus, to create a more open and accessible building and welcome in and educate a wider audience with new and dynamic public spaces for lectures, exhibitions and digital experimentation. They will also provide funding for new programmes for exhibitions, residencies and commissions for contemporary artists, writers and thinkers.

    • Provenance

      Donated by the artist

Sold to support the Warburg Institute



gilded porcelain tile signed and numbered 'Edmund de Waal I' on the artist's label affixed to the reverse
porcelain vessel signed and numbered 'Edmund de Waal II' on the artist's label affixed to the base

gilded porcelain tile and porcelain vessel, in artist's aluminium and glass vitrine
tile 8.8 x 11.9 x .1 cm (3 1/2 x 4 5/8 x 0 in.)
vessel 10.5 x 5.9 x 5.9 cm (4 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)
vitrine 21 x 17.1 x 10.4 cm (8 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.)

Executed in 2020.

Full Cataloguing

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £34,020

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 4 March 2022