Peter Phillips, ‘Custom Print I (from 11 Pop Artist, Volume I)’, 1965, Alpha 137 Gallery

This dazzling print by renowned British Pop artist Peter Phillips was created during one of the most desirable eras in Pop Art. Other editions of this work are held in the permanent collections of major museums and public collections around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. It has become scarce and is rarely seen at auction. The present work was acquired as part of the complete 11 Pop Artists, Volume I portfolio, contained in the original slipcase with colophon pages. This is the very first time since 1966 that it will be separated from the original portfolio, which also contained works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, James Rosenquist, Mel Ramos, Jim Dine, and others. This impression is accompanied by its original white portfolio sleeve. The work is in fine condition and has never been framed.
Publisher: Original Editions, New York
Printer: Chiron Press, New York
Provenance: 11 Pop Artists, Vol. I, 1965 (Sotheby's, Inc.)

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Signature: Signed, dated and numbered lower left in pencil

Publisher: Original Editions, New York (publisher) Chiron Press, New York, Printer

11 Pop Artists, Vol. I, 1965 (Sotheby's, Inc.)

About Peter Phillips

British painter Peter Phillips was born in Birmingham, England, and studiedat the Birmingham College of Art and at the Royal College of Art (RCA). Phillips emerged as one of the leading figures of British Pop art in the 1960s with several fellow RCA students, including Derek Boshier, David Hockney, Allen Jones, and R. B. Kitaj. When he was awarded a Harkness Fellowship he moved to New York, where he exhibited alongside American contemporaries Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist. Phillips later returned to Europe, where he now resides and continues to paint and exhibit. His work ranges from conventional oils on canvas to multi-media compositions and collages to sculptures and architecture. —Courtesy of Fine Art Auctions Miami