The Halston Archive X Phillips Auction House X ARTXPUZZLES: Press Release

 

Phillips to Offer Property from The Halston Personal Archives x ARTXPUZZLES: Puzzles With Purpose to Benefit The Halston Archive Fashion Scholarship Initiative, Women’s Alzheimer's Movement and First Responders Children’s Foundation

Artwork, Photographs, and Sketches from the Legendary Fashion Designer Halston Personal Collection to be Auctioned Through Phillips’ GalleryOne Platform Exhibition To Take Place at 43 Park Avenue from 9th-16th of September. ARTXPUZZLES: Puzzles With Purpose looks to break the Guinness Book of World record for a Collector Edition Jigsaw Puzzle with two upcoming lots at the auction.

NEW YORK – 1 SEPTEMBER 2021– Phillips is pleased to announce the sale of The Halston Personal Archives: The Lesley Frowick Collection to Benefit the Halston Fashion Scholarship Initiative. Taking place on Phillips’ Gallery One platform from 9-16 September, the sale will feature 44 works of art, photography, and personal sketches from the acclaimed fashion designer’s personal collection. The Halston Archives remains the only definitive and comprehensive source on the man and his legacy as the personally appointed custodian of his private papers and effects. Accompanying the sale, a collector edition which is the first unique ARTXPUZZLES: Puzzle With Purpose jigsaw puzzle issued by the Halston Archive in collaboration to support the Halston Scholarship Fund. The two lots will go to auction with chance to break the Guinness Book of Record of $27,000 USD the highest paid for auction for a jigsaw puzzle in the world.

Each special ARTXPUZZLES collector edition was created in collaboration with ARTXPUZZLES: Puzzles with Purpose and The Halston Archive. A very important and special Victorian-cut wooden framed collector edition puzzle presents a rare and select illustration by famed illustrator to Halston, Joe Eula. Each lot supporting The Halston Scholarship Fund, Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and the First Responder’s Children Foundation. 

Among the highlights of the sale are illustrations by Halston, himself, along with those of the lauded Joe Eula, photographs by Bill Cunningham and Helmut Newton, and works by artists such as Victor Hugo and Joan Miró. The Halston Portrait AXP Collector Edition taken by Lesley Frowick is noted as one of the last portraits ever taken of the legendary designer during his lifetime. Halston Original Resort 1978, Joe Eula is a special illustration and meaningful selection from Joe Eula from the Halston Archive, this unique AXP edition is estimate of $5000-$7000, positioned to reach the goal for a future breaking record of the Guinness Book of World Records.

ABOUT HALSTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND With Love Halston has a dedicated team of fashion professionals representing With Love Halston. HSF has recently established an important scholarship initiative at the top fashion institutions across the United States and abroad. HSF scholarships are self-sustained through environmentally responsible product lines as well as an ongoing fine arts puzzle initiative of images derived from the Halston Personal Archives. #withlovehalston

 

Phillips' Revenue For This Lot Will Benefit WAM (Women's Alzheimer's Movement), First Responder's Children Foundation, and Halston Scholarship Fund.


ARTXPUZZLES

Puzzle of Joe Eula’s Halston Original Resort 1978 wooden collector edition jigsaw puzzle, victorian-cut, framed, with a special handcrafted engraved ARTXPUZZLES box, canvas bag, and silver and glass USB drive which holds additional information including the Halston Archive Artist Certificate, Puzzle Images, Halston Story pertaining the photograph. Puzzle 16 1/2 x 12 in. (41.9 x 30.5 cm) box 7 1/4 x 10 x 2 3/8 in. (18.4 x 25.4 x 6 cm) Executed in 2021, this work is unique besides 2 artist's proofs and is accompanied by an electronic Certificate of Authenticity on a USB drive.

Estimate $5,000 - 7,000

PROVENANCE ARTXPUZZLES/ The Halston Archive

For the live Phillips Lot: Click Here

 

Phillips' Revenue For This Lot Will Benefit WAM (Women's Alzheimer's Movement), First Responder's Children Foundation, and Halston Scholarship Fund. 

ARTXPUZZLES
Puzzle of Lesley Frowick’s Portrait of Halston 
wooden collector edition jigsaw puzzle, tradition -cut, framed, with a special handcrafted engraved ARTXPUZZLES box, canvas bag, and silver and glass USB drive which holds additional information including the Halston Archive Artist Certificate, Puzzle Images, Halston Story pertaining the photograph 
puzzle 12 x 16 1/2 in. (30.5 x 41.9 cm)  box 7 1/8 x 10 x 2 1/2 in. (18.1 x 25.4 x 6.4 cm)  Executed in 2021, this work is number 1 from an edition of 3, plus 2 artist's proofs and is accompanied by an electronic Certificate of Authenticity on a USB drive.

 
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500 

PROVENANCE ARTXPUZZLES/ The Halston Archive

For the live Phillips Lot: Click Here

 

ABOUT ARTXPUZZLES: PUZZLES WITH PURPOSE Puzzles with Purpose was conceived by independent curator, arts writer and creative entrepreneur Rachel Vancelette in May 2020 as a multifaceted sales initiative to support a range of contemporary artists as they faced the economic fallout from the world’s ongoing battle against COVID-19.Expanding horizons, Puzzles with Purpose sought artists from across the globe to shine a light on their studio practice and to create a unique Collector Edition Jigsaw Puzzle. A percentage of all net-proceeds from each Collector Edition will be allocated to participating artists for their studio practice and creative endeavors while a percentage of proceeds from each sale will also benefit their respective cause of choice with a few artists donating their complete profits to COVID19 relief efforts and Artist Charity Choices. www.artxpuzzles.com | @artxpuzzles

ABOUT WOMEN’S ALZHEIMER’S MOVEMENT WAM is the preeminent organization focused exclusively on women and Alzheimer’s. We were created to raise awareness around Alzheimer’s, WAM founder Maria Shriver and WAM have taken every opportunity to highlight the disproportionate and particular impact of Alzheimer’s on women. @womenalzmovement #WAM

ABOUT FIRST RESPONDERS CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION First Responders Children’s Foundation provides financial support to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty as well as families enduring significant financial hardshipdue to tragic circumstances. First Responders Children’s Foundation also supports, promotes, and facilitates educational activities and programs created and operated by firstresponder organizations whose purpose is to benefit children or the community at large. @1RSF #1RSCF