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connect / reflect / COLLECT a selection of contemporary art

26 May 2020 - 4 June 2020New York

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

2 July 2020New York

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

2 July 2020New York

20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

2 July 2020New York

20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale

8 July 2020Hong Kong

New Now

1 July 2020London

Heatwave: Online Auction

15 July 2020 - 24 July 2020London

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Phillips in collaboration with Galerie des Bains presents Brush/OFF, our first private selling exhibition to be held in Geneva, showcasing a selection of works which retrace the history of brush-less painting from the 1960s through to the present day. Artists include Martin Barré, Sterling Ruby, Hans Hartung, Olivier Mosset, Katharina Grosse, Bernard Frize, François Morellet, John Armleder, David Ostrowski and Jiri Georg Dokoupil.

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Press Release: 22 May 2020

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Press Release: 7 May 2020

Presented to the Market for the First Time, 22.6.63 and 24.10.63 will be offered in Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale in Hong Kong on 8 July 2020.

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Press Release: 17 April 2020

Auction4NYCto Open for Bidding on 1 May, With 100% of Proceeds Supporting New Yorkers in Need

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The 20th Century & Contemporary Art Department

The market for contemporary art has never been stronger and Phillips’s distinguished standing in the 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. Works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning, Gerhard Richter, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons, among others, represent the wide range of artists’ works offered on the international market. Expertly presented and tightly curated, these auctions, comprised of blue chip paintings, drawings and sculptures, attract a deep international bidding pool eager to build and expand world class collections.

Phillips have also been instrumental in creating 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 bidding at prices far above the primary market levels. We have realized break-out results for many mid-career artists, including Urs Fischer, David Hammons, Kelley Walker, Wade Guyton and Beatriz Milhazes across our Evening Sale, Day Sale, and New Now auctions.

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