Andrea Bonaceto: Tempus Fugit: Online Auction
1 June 2023 - 5 June 2023 • London
Let Loose: Online Auction
29 June 2023 - 6 July 2023 • Hong Kong
20th Century to Now
30 June 2023 • London
20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction
17 July 2023 - 26 July 2023 • New York
20th Century & Contemporary Art
18 July 2023 • New York
Headlands Annual Benefit Auction 2023
The artist residency’s annual benefit auction returns to its pre-pandemic glory at Fort Mason in San Francisco on 6 June.
Seized: Basquiat Welcomed by the Metropolitan Police, 2017
Eleanor Nairne, curator of “Basquiat: Boom for Real” at the Barbican, recalls the moment she first saw Banksy’s “unofficial collaboration” with Basquiat on the wall of the institution.
Personal and Political: Art in 1980s & 1990s New York
Arts writer Flossie Skelton on the impact of the AIDS epidemic on New York's downtown artists in the '80s and '90s.
PLAYLIST: DOWNTOWN IS UP
Feel the downtown vibe, from the ‘80s through the ‘90s.
Scenes from an Art Family Life
More from the daughters of Rosa and Aaron Esman on their parents’ collection.
Artists to Watch
Artists making waves ahead of Phillips' 20th Century & Contemporary Art New York Sales this May.
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Disruptors: Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Design and Watches
25 May 2023 • Hong Kong
Wired: Online Auction
18 May 2023 - 24 May 2023 • London
20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale
17 May 2023 • New York
20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session
16 May 2023 • New York
20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
16 May 2023 • New York
18 April 2023 - 30 April 2023 • Hong Kong
News and Results
17 May 2023
Phillips’ May Sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art Achieve $108.3 MillionRead More
Evening Sale Realizes $70 Million, Led by Banksy, Pablo Picasso, and Roy Lichtenstein, With Strong Prices for Noah Davis and Caroline Walker
17 May 2023
Phillips Presents WAST3D POT3NTIAL in Hong Kong, a Selling Exhibition of Works by American Artist Brett CrawfordRead More
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.
16 May 2023
Phillips’ Day Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art Realizes $38.7 Million, the Second Highest Day Sale Total in Company HistoryRead More
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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