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Disruptors | 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Design and Watches | May 2023

Join Anastasia Salnikoff, Head of Mid-Season Sales, and Shoyo Kawamura, Specialist, Watches, for a tour to see the highlights of the Hong Kong Disruptors Sale.

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    17 May 2023

    Phillips’ May Sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art Achieve $108.3 Million

    Evening Sale Realizes $70 Million, Led by Banksy, Pablo Picasso, and Roy Lichtenstein, With Strong Prices for Noah Davis and Caroline Walker

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    17 May 2023

    Phillips Presents WAST3D POT3NTIAL in Hong Kong, a Selling Exhibition of Works by American Artist Brett Crawford

    Phillips is pleased to present WAST3D POT3NTIAL in Hong Kong, a selling exhibition of works by Southern California based artist Brett Crawford, following the tremendous success of a pop-up exhibition featuring works by the artist in Singapore this January.

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    16 May 2023

    Phillips’ Day Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art Realizes $38.7 Million, the Second Highest Day Sale Total in Company History

    Enthusiasm Across the Board for Blue-Chip and Emerging Artists Alike Including Sarah Lucas, Anish Kapoor, David Hammons, Matthew Wong, Roy Lichtenstein and Joan Mitchell, with Auction Records Achieved for Lois Dodd and Sylvia Snowden

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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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