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Gallery Tour: 20th Century & Contemporary Art | Hong Kong | November 2021

Our heads of sale take you on an exclusive tour of our previews ahead of the 20th Century & Contemporary Art sales at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong. The auctions feature outstanding works by Gerhard Richter, Yayoi Kusama, George Condo, Yoshitomo Nara and Loie Hollowell.

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    23 November 2021

    Phillips’ London New Now Auction on 9 December to be Led by Günther Förg, Eddie Martinez, Jonas Wood, and Mr.

    Highlights Include Jadé Fadojutimi’s Typhoon, a car bonnet titled Achtung Baby designed by Thierry Noir in partnership with U2, Modern British Sculptures from Elisabeth Frink and Barry Flanagan, and a Selection of Seven Works Donated to Benefit the Africa First Residency Program

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    19 November 2021

    Phillips Achieves Highest Total in Company History for 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, At $172.5 Million

    Day Sale Realizes $33.3 Million, Setting 18 Records, Including those for Anne Truitt, Bernar Venet, and Ron Gorchov

    8 Artists Introduced to Auction, Including Jerrell Gibbs, Tyler Ballon, and Ben Sledsens

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    17 November 2021

    Phillips Realizes the Highest Sale Total in Company History

    Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art Achieves $139.1 Million, Setting New Records for Raymond Pettibon, Shara Hughes, and Ewa Juszkiewicz

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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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