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March 20 2015
NEW YORK –  Phillips is pleased to announce the sale of a Private American Collection featuring significant contemporary works of art by many of the most compelling American artists of the twentieth century, including Brice Marden, Ed Ruscha, Robert Ryman, John Chamberlain, and James Lee Byars, as well as Italians Giuseppe Penone and Alighiero Boetti. The collection of over 100 works is expected to realize more than $35,000,000 and will be offered this season in both New York and London. Gathered over a period of more than fifteen years, the collection reflects passion and connoisseurship at the highest level.
March 18 2015
GENEVA – Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo is pleased to announce details of their inaugural auctions dedicated to fine collectors’ watches that will take place on the evenings of 9 and 10 May 2015 at Hôtel La Réserve, Geneva. Highlights from the auctions will be available to view in Hong Kong (3 to 6 April), New York (10 to 14 April) and London (22 to 26 April) prior to the pre-sale exhibitions in Geneva.
March 5 2015
NEW YORK – The Phillips Mid Season Contemporary Art and Design Auction realized a combined total $8,700,300 / £5,742,200 / €7,830,300 selling 85% by value and 73% by lot. The Contemporary Art and Design evening Auction totaled $5,618,500 / £3,708,200 / €5,056,600 selling 86% by lot and 87% by value. The Under the Influence Sale totaled $3,081,800 / £2,034,000 / €2,773,600 selling 70% by lot and 81% by value.
February 26 2015
LONDON – Phillips is pleased to present Sigmar Polke: A Selling Exhibition from an Important American Collection 1967 – 2000, on view in London from 27 February to 13 March and in Berlin from 20 April to 14 May. The travelling exhibition of 39 prints and one multiple, Apparatus Whereby One Potato Can Orbit Another will be on view at 30 Berkeley Square in London before travelling to the Phillips exhibition space on Kurfürstendamm in Berlin.
February 13 2015
RESULTS: LONDON – Phillips February Contemporary Art Auctions realised a combined total of £21,144,200 / $32,350,600 / €28,544,600 and established six new artists’ records. The Evening Auction on 12 February totalled £17,689,250 / $26,887,600 / €23,880,400 selling 93% by lot and 96% by value*. The Contemporary Art Day Sale totalled £3,454,900 / $5,286,000 / €4,664,200 selling 84% by lot 88% by value.
February 12 2015
RESULTS: LONDON – Phillips London February Contemporary Evening Auction totalled £17,689,250 / $26,887,600 / €23,880,400 selling 93% by lot and 96% by value*.
January 29 2015
LONDON – Phillips spring auctions of Contemporary Art will take place on 12 and 13 February 2015 in London and will offer an impressive selection of desirable, market-fresh works, the majority of which represent many of the most exciting artists of the past 15 years. The auctions have a combined pre-sale estimate of £16.4 million to £24.1 million ($22.1 million to $32.6 million / €24.5 million to €36.2 million).
January 27 2015
LONDON – Phillips will offer Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, 2010, at the Contemporary Art Evening Sale on Thursday, 12 February. The twelve gold-plated sculptures portraying the signs of the ancient Chinese zodiac are offered with a pre-sale estimate of £2,000,000 - £3,000,000.
January 23 2015
RESULTS: LONDON – Phillips London January Evening and Day Editions Auction totalled £2,817,900 / $4,255,100 / €3,663,300 selling 98% by value and 91% by lot.
January 13 2015
NEW YORK – This spring Phillips will present the first-ever New York auction of Italian art at a major auction house. Driven by internationally prominent curator Francesco Bonami, the auction will reflect the depth of Italian art over the last 100 years and will present around 50 works by artists who are currently less familiar to an international audience of collectors.
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