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The market for contemporary art has never been stronger and Phillips' distinguished standing in field is best represented by the 16 auctions we hold in the category annually. Three times a year in both New York and London, we conduct Evening Sales of contemporary art composed of the season’s finest work by the recognized masters of the second half of the 20th century, such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning, Gerhard Richter, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons, among others. Expertly presented and tightly curated, these auctions comprising blue chip paintings, drawings and sculptures attract a deep international bidding pool eager to build and reinforce world class collections.

We have also been instrumental in expanding an audience and market for the work of today’s generation of artists. Our ability to properly situate property in the secondary market executed by mid-career artists and emerging talent is unmatched. By identifying the best pieces, utilizing attractive estimates, and strategically placing each work within the larger context of our sales, we often inspire aggressive bidding that elevates prices far above the primary market levels. We have realized break-out results for many mid-career artists, including Urs Fischer, Kelley Walker, Wade Guyton and Beatriz Milhazes.

Phillips' remaining contemporary art sale is the biannual Latin America auction held each Spring and Autumn in New York. Specializing in the work of artists from Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, the Latin America sale engages a passionate collector base keen on acquiring a range of works from the region’s finest modern and contemporary artists.

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David Georgiades
Worldwide Co-Head Contemporary Art
dgeorgiades@phillips.com
+ 1 212 940 1280

August Uribe
Worldwide Co-Head Contemporary Art
auribe@phillips.com
+ 1 212 940 1208

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Contemporary Art Evening, New York
Auction 15 May 2014


Contemporary Art Day, New York
Auction 16 May 2014


Latin America, New York
Auction 29 May 2014


Contemporary Art Evening, London
Auction 2 July 2014


Contemporary Art Day, London
Auction 3 July 2014


Paddles ON!, London
Auction 3 July 2014