November 13, 2014 | Auction | Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition

Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition

A project by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Academy

Forty of the world’s leading contemporary artists have contributed specially commissioned works to Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition; the latest art and conservation project conceived by TBA21–ACADEMY, Vienna, a foundation chaired by philanthropist Francesca von Habsburg.

Commissioned by Francesca von Habsburg and curated by Nadim Samman, the project comprises two ‘treasure chests’. The first of these contains a trove of artwork and has been buried at a secret location on the remote Isla del Coco – a place whose pirate history has inspired swashbuckling legends for centuries. The second chest, containing a heavily encrypted map to the ‘treasure’, will be auctioned on November 13, with proceeds from the sale benefitting a shark research and conservation project devised by TBA21—ACADEMY in collaboration with their Costa Rican partners. The buyer of this chest will acquire a unique sculptural ensemble and, in addition, the possibility of recovering its buried twin, along with the buried artworks that it houses, from its jungle crypt.

A treasure chest containing an encrypted map to a buried collection of contemporary artworks to be auctioned 13 November 2014, 7pm at Phillips New York

Cocktail Party and Panel discussion - 11th November at 7pm with Francesca von Habsburg, Nadim Samman, Benjamin Aranda, and Benjamin Godsill
RSVP: Phoebe Moore phoebe@suttonpr.com

For further information, or to make a bid, please follow the links below:
http://phillips.com/treasureoflima
http://www.phillips.com/detail/VARIOUS-ARTISTS/NY010714/48