Norton Museum of Art 2022 Benefit Auction, Palm Beach County, Florida

Norton Museum of Art 2022 Benefit Auction, Palm Beach County, Florida

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Hubert Phipps


Lot Closed

April 11, 08:22 PM GMT


20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Details


Hubert Phipps

b. 1957


Oil on canvas

42 x 60 in. (106.7 x 152.4 cm)

Framed: 43 1/8 x 61 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. (109.5 x 155.6 x 5.4 cm)

Executed in 2019.

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Courtesy of Threshold Worldwide LLC d/b/a TW Fine Art

Hubert Phipps (b. 1957) is a painter and sculptor who was b. and currently resides in Virginia. An avid pilot since the age of 16, the artist is fast approaching his fiftieth anniversary as an aviator and was also a champion race car driver (National Champion in the SCCA 1981 Formula Atlantic). Phipps often pilots his Airbus Helicopter H-120 down to Palm Beach from his artist studio in Virginia, and has logged 4,000+ hours of flying time. Phipps' most recent solo exhibition "Hubert Phipps Takes Flight" at TW Fine Art emphasizes how the aerial perspective Phipps sees while flying above the earth significantly influences his work. Adventures in aviation are a longtime tradition for the storied Phipps family who were Palm Beach pioneers ‒ one of his ancestors, Amy Phipps Guest, was one of the world's first women aviation enthusiasts in the 1920s. She discovered Amelia Earhart and sponsored Earhart's first successful transoceanic flight in 1928. "Hubert Phipps offers a much-needed contemporary perspective on the endless quest to portray motion and energy in the visual arts. Like the Italian Futurists before him, Phipps encourages us all to reconsider the relationship between the organic and the industrial." - Ty Cooperman, director of TW Fine Art.