Beautiful pieces by Clare Rojas in the Phillips de Pury LATIN AMERICA sale in New York on September 29.I’m not sure which one I would get if I were bidding - I love the one on board, but it would be nice to get the set of five works on paper, too!
UPDATE: After writing this post, I found another piece by her in the catalogue. It’s a really nice print and very affordable. I’ve added a photo and included the details below.
Lot 116: Clare Rojas, Untitled, c. 2005, print in colors with hand-coloring, ed 16 of 25, 40.6 x 26.7 cm, est. $USD700-$USD1000
Lot 289: Clare Rojas, Untitled (5), 2002, acrylic on paper, 12.7 x 17.8cm. est. $USD5,000-$USD7,000
Lot 290: Clare Rojas, Untitled, 2006, gouache and latex on board, 25.4 x 20.3cm. est. $USD800-$USD1,200.
Images courtesy Phillips de Pury.
Lot 2: Sebastiao Salgado, Three Communion Girls, Brazil, 1981, gelatin silver print, printed later, 29.5 x 44.1 cm, est. $5,000-$6,000.
Lot 3: Sebastiao Salgado, The Outskirts of Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1978, gelatin silver print, printed later, 29.2 x 43.5 cm, est. $4,000-$5,000.
Lot 4: Sebastiao Salgado, Women going to the market in Chimbote, Ecuador, 1998, gelatin silver print, printed later, 29.2 x 43.5 cm, est. $4,000-$5,000.
Lot 5: Sebastiao Salgado, Mexico (Man with Violin), 1984, gelatin silver print, printed later, 29.2 x 43.5 cm, est. $3,000-$5,000.
You may remember that the auction house had several Salgados in their AFRICA sale back on May 15. The strongest, in my opinion, was Lot 161: School in the Lake Victoria Region, Kenya from Africa, which sold for $4,000.
All images courtesy Phillips de Pury.
PS If you’ve been following Unframed, JR’s project in Vevey, you may have noticed that one of the images he appropriated from the collection of the Musée de l’Elysée was Lot 3. The large-scale rendering and recontexualization of this photograph makes it all the more powerful.