14 July 2021

Phillips’ Cross Category Sale HEATWAVE to Highlight Works by Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Paul Jenkins, Robin F. Williams, Chloe Wise, Claes Oldenburg, and Nino Migliori

Phillips’ Cross Category Sale HEATWAVE to Highlight Works by Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Paul Jenkins, Robin F. Williams, Chloe Wise, Claes Oldenburg, and Nino Migliori


Online-Only Auction Now Online Until 22 July


Tunji Adeniyi-Jones

Dancing Figure VII, 2018

Estimate: £5,000 - 7,000


LONDON - 14 JULY 2021 – Phillips is pleased to announce highlights from the third edition of HEATWAVE, a cross category online only sale on Phillips.com. Comprising 76 lots HEATWAVE presents a curated selection of works from some of the most sought after emerging and established contemporary artists. Leading the sale is Dancing Figure VII which was painted in 2018 by U.K.-born, New York–based Tunji Adeniyi-Jones. A young contemporary artist, Adeniyi-Jones’ has received resounding international acclaim following solo shows in New York, London and Los Angeles and his work resides in institutional collections including the Dallas Museum of Art. Further highlights include works from Paul Jenkins, Robin F. Williams, Chloe Wise, Claes Oldenburg, Eddie Martinez, and Nino Migliori. Highlighting amongst the ceramics to feature in this sale is a unique work from Shio Kusaka, as well as ceramics from Bernard Leach and Shōji Hamada, both of which come to auction from the collection of Sir Alec and Lady Guinness. HEATWAVE is now online and highlights are on view at Phillips’ galleries on Berkeley Square in London until 22 July.


Charlotte Gibbs, Associate Specialist, Head of Online Sales, London, said, ‘We are thrilled to present the third edition of HEATWAVE. Over the past three years the sale has been met with overwhelming enthusiasm and we have been delighted with the positive response from both established and emerging collectors. HEATWAVE encapsulates Phillips’ expertise and strategy when it comes to identifying collecting trends and finding unique works by highly sought-after names which appeal to collectors engaging with us across a range of price points. We are delighted to present this curation of works, from the monotype by Tunji Adeniyi-Jones through to Nino Migliori’s famous image of swimmers, there is something here for everyone looking to either add to an existing collection or to starting a collection. This year HEATWAVE is made even more exciting by the fact that we are once more able to throw open the doors to our galleries on Berkeley Square and welcome visitors to view highlight works in person as well as online.”


 Paul Jenkins

Phenomena Alchemist’s Furnace, 2004

Estimate £18,000 -25,000


Robin F. Williams

Earth Prayer, 2020

Estimate £2,000 - 3,000


 Claes Oldenburg

Two works: (i) Millefeuille with Strawberries, Malmö, 1989 (ii) Shrimp Cocktail, New Haven/Connecticut, 1991

Estimate £2,500 - 3,500



Nino Migliori

Il Tuffatore, executed 1951, printed later.

Estimate £5,000 - 7,000


Robert Nava

 Green Dress, 2015

Estimate £10,000 -15,000


Eddie Martinez

Alien, 2009

Estimate £12,000 - 18,000


Chloe Wise

Polysemic Primavera, 2020

Estimate £1,000 - 2,000


 Shio Kusaka

Zig zag 6, 2013

Estimate £4,000 - 6,000


Bernard Leach

Vase, circa 1965

Estimate £1,000 - 2,000



Auction: 14-22 July

Auction viewing: 14-22 July

Click here for more information: https://www.phillips.com/auctions/auction/UK090421




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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium; prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer’s premium.


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