May 5 2016
Phillips is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its international team of specialists in 20th Century & Contemporary Art. Blake Koh is joining Phillips as a Senior Vice President and the regional representative for the West Coast, based in Los Angeles. Jonathan Horwich will become Senior Director and Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, based in London. Kevie Yang is joining the New York office as an Associate Vice President and Specialist in 20th Century & Contemporary Art. And Valentina Garcia is joining as a Specialist of Latin American Art, based in Miami.
May 4 2016
On Monday, 23 May, Phillips will bring together a remarkable selection of over 130 lots for the spring auction of Latin American Art. Collectors will have the opportunity to acquire exceptional works of art by highly sought-after modern and contemporary artists, including Carmen Herrera, Gabriel Orozco, Cildo Meireles, Jesús Rafael Soto, and Helio Oiticica. Many of these examples are fresh-to-the-market, having never been offered at auction or been publicly exhibited. Proceeds from 8 works in the live auction, as well as a concurrent online-only auction of 28 lots, will benefit Fomento Cultural Banamex, an organization that supports artisanal Mexican culture.
April 28 2016
'Time for Design' achieved £1,161,100/$1,687,775/€1,491,363 selling 73% by lot and 71% by value. The top lot was Antony Gormley's Small Spall III, 2013, which realized £158,500.
April 27 2016
Phillips' Design auction, Modern Masters, realised £4,860,825/ $7,089,027 / €6,272,920 and was 74% sold by lot and 88% sold by value. The sale was led by Eileen Gray's Important folding 'Brick' screen, which achieved a price of £1,482,500.
April 25 2016
Phillips is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its team of international watch specialists, adding expertise in New York, Geneva and Hong Kong. The new appointments are led by Douglas Escribano, a widely recognized authority on extraordinary timepieces, as a Senior International Specialist in New York. Also joining the team are Amy Chow as Senior Specialist in Hong Kong and Alex Ghotbi as a Specialist and Associate Director in Geneva.
April 25 2016
Phillips' sales of Evening & Day Editions, including Works On Paper, achieved $5,159,000 / £3,559,710/ €4,591,510, selling 87% by lot and 95% by value. The top lot was Andy Warhol's Moonwalk, 1987, which realized $293,000.
April 21 2016
Phillips will offer Naked from Jeff Koons’ Banality Series at the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 8 May in New York. A seminal work from the pivotal series that is credited with launching the artist to international fame, it is offered at auction for the first time having been in the current collection for over 25 years. It is expected to realize $5,000,000 to $7,000,000.
April 21 2016
Invaluable, the world’s leading online marketplace for buying fine art, antiques and collectibles, and Phillips, a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century art and design, today announced the launch of a new partnership to offer Phillips catalogs for online bidding on the Invaluable marketplace. Phillips will live-stream sales on Invaluable starting with the Evening & Day Editions Including Works on Paper auction on April 25, 2016.
April 21 2016
Jean Dubuffet’s Barbe des rites will be offered by Phillips on 8 May as a highlight of the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale. Offered at auction for the first time, and the first significant oil painting from the artist’s famed Beard Series to appear at auction in almost 20 years, this important work has remained in the same private collection since 1973 and has not been seen by the public since 1960, the year after its creation. It is expected to realize $1,500,000-2,500,000.
April 18 2016
Phillips is pleased to announce the appointment of Silvia Coxe Waltner as Vice President, Regional Representative, for the Northwest region of the United States.