Franz Ackermann - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, April 16, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Phillips is delighted to be bringing to auction the following group of works from a Prestigious European Collection. The Belgian collector, based in Los Angeles, trained his eye and honed his collecting capabilities alongside other collectors including Roger Vanthournout, the Architect Marc Corbiau and Antwerp gallerist Micheline Swajzer.


    Described by Michael Borremans as an ‘artist in living,’ the Belgian collector has transformed the modernist Richard Neutra House he recently acquired in Crestwood Hills, Los Angeles. It is in Los Angeles that the collector has found his home. Citing his love for Frank Sinatra the collector relates to the musicians lyrics from ‘In L.A is my lady’:


    The music she moves to, is music that makes me a dancer
    I brought her my wildest of dreams, and she came up with the answer
    I leave behind a part of myself, whenever I leave her
    But oh, when I'm back in her arms
    She smiles and then I am home again


    The house is an architectural icon, living and breathing Contemporary Art, Design, Californian lifestyle and mindfulness. The garden provides space for sculptures by artists including Richard Long, Bernd Lohaus, Franz West and Lawrence Weiner. The combination of house and garden create a perfect cocktail representing his immense connoisseurship and collecting passions.


    The Belgian collector recently acquired a Paul Rudolph Walker guesthouse at auction. This architectural sculpture will become an open platform for contemporary art and architecture, with the ability to travel around the globe to reunite creativity.


    Always approaching life with an open mind, just like a child looking at the world, the collector understands art, artists and creative people.


    • Provenance

      neugerriemschneider, Berlin
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2010

Property from a Prestigious European Collection


Rupalee: former cultural center

signed and dated 'Franz Ackermann 2010' on the reverse
oil on canvas
280 x 351 cm (110 1/4 x 138 1/4 in.)
Painted in 2010.

Full Cataloguing

£25,000 - 35,000 ‡♠

Sold for £52,920

Contact Specialist


Tamila Kerimova
Specialist, Director, Head of Day Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

+ 44 20 7318 4065



20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 16 April 2021