For their upcoming JewelsAuctionon December 9, 2019 in New York City, PhillipsAuctionHouse will offer a philanthropic touch with one exclusive jewelry lot designed by famed jeweler Sevan Bicakci to benefit the One Drop Foundation. In addition to the ring, this one-of-a-kind lot includes a unique drawing of the masterpiece, a private meeting with the artist for a tour of his workshop located near Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, a visit of the architectural landmarks that have inspired his work, as well as an exclusive invitation to Bicakci’s private yacht for a Bosphorus cruise tour. This piece will be included alongside the 200 exquisite pieces curated by Phillips’ team of experts that will be available for bidding.
Phillips, the leading global platform for buying and selling art and design, holds Jewels auctions twice a year in Hong Kong and in New York for an international clientele of collectors and connoisseurs. One Drop is an international foundation created in 2007 by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté. Their mission is to ensure sustainable access to water and sanitation for the most vulnerable communities, through innovative partnerships, creativity and the power of art.
For the one-of-a-kind lot Sevan designed a ring that was inspired by the title of a popular Turkish song from the 80’s, ‘Yagdir Mevlam Su’ (Oh Lord, Let It Rain). The ring depicts the intricate architecture of Istanbul, which plays a significant role in his artistic identity.
A preview of Sevan Bicakci’s one-of-a-kind piece that will be offered at the sale through PhillipsAuctionHouse can be viewed at