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March 15, 2008
I hadn’t realised it was an auction house for contemporary art. I wandered into the newly housed premises of Phillips du Prury almost by accident midway through the auction to find myself surrounded by some of the most exciting work I’ve seen for ages. Alongside the work of Warhol, Haring and Banksy were artists I’ve never heard of before: Britto, Lilanga and Spampinato to name but a few. To have such a prestigious institution right on our doorstep is such a welcome surprise. I came away with my head brimming with new ideas and a much needed shot of inspiration.