A little while back, on our day excursion to catch the Will Ryman installation in Manhattan’s Midtown district, we also stopped by Phillips de Pury & Company’s Under The Influence auction (previewed). Held at PDP’s flagship space, this great sale gave us a diverse assortment of top notch artists. A sampling of the roster included Kehinde Wiley, Faile, Ryan McGinley, Joe Bradley, Yoshitomo Nara, Dash Snow, Amie Dicke, Damien Hirst, Lamar Peterson, Dzine, and Mr.
One of the interesting things about this event was the inclusion of a special Shepard Fairey collaboration with Stephen Colbert, Andres Serrano and Frank Stella. The piece was jointly created on the December 8th episode of the Colbert Report with the intention of being auctioned off for the charity DonorsChoose.org. After some furious bidding it fetched a hefty 26k figure that was donated to the charity.
Check out all the photos after the jump.