The Phillips Guide to New York Art Week

The Phillips Guide to New York Art Week

Everything to see and where to stay, eat, and drink during our marquee week this May.

Everything to see and where to stay, eat, and drink during our marquee week this May.

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Art lovers around the globe can feel it. There’s a familiar sense of anticipation as the mercury rises and our favorite news sources buzz — not just about the Venice Biennale opening and the upcoming art fairs in New York, but also about the many remarkable works Phillips will offer in less than a month.

That’s right, New York Art Week is nearly here, and Phillips is poised to make it one to remember with a host of exceptional offerings. Here, we present a curated list of tips for those descending on the city to catch the action.



At the ever-pulsing corner of 56th Street and Park Avenue, our gallery space is just a ten-minute walk from the Museum of Modern Art and easily accessible from Museum Mile, Frieze, TEFAF, and Independent. If you’re in New York but not in Midtown, just look up and you’ll find Phillips. 432 Park Avenue is one of the tallest and most impressive buildings in the New York skyline, and Phillips’ sprawling state-of-the-art gallery space is located at ground level at the same address.

Vilhelm Hammershøi

Vilhelm Hammershøi, Courtyard Interior at Strandgade 30, circa 1905. Stillness: Hammershøi and American Minimalism.

This year, the creativity at Phillips kicks off early on 22 April with the exhibition Stillness: Hammershøi and American Minimalism upstairs in the cube gallery space. The exhibition finds intriguing parallels between the work of the Danish Modern master Vilhelm Hammershøi and works by American Minimalist artists including Carl Andre, Brice Marden, Robert Mangold, Agnes Martin, and many more. It’s on view through 17 May alongside the previews of Phillips’ Modern & Contemporary Art auctions.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (ELMAR), 1982. Estimate: $40–60 Million. Modern & Contempoary Art Evening Sale New York.

The viewing of our marquee sales opens 4 May, with the complete selection of works on offer in our Evening and Day Sales on view. From the Evening Sale, discover the magnificence of two remarkable works by Jean-Michel Basquiat — Untitled (ELMAR), 1982 and Untitled (Portrait of Famous Ballplayer), 1981 — each formerly from the collection of Francesco Pellizzi, in addition to further incredible works by Frank Stella, Yayoi Kusama, Noah Davis, and many more.

Read: ‘Basquiat’s World: Works Formerly from the Collection of Francesco Pellizzi’ >

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Elaine De Kooning

Elaine De KooningUntitled (Bull Fight Series), 1961. Modern & Contempoary Art Day Sale New York, Morning Session.

From the Day Sale there’s even more to explore, from works by stalwart artists including Helen Frankenthaler, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Elaine De Kooning, and Richard Serra, to more contemporary works by Mark Bradford, Julie Curtiss, Calida Rawles, Jenna Gribbon, and countless others.

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Mark Bradford

Mark BradfordStarin' Through My Rear View, 2006. Modern & Contempoary Art Day Sale New York, Afternoon Session.

A special discovery awaits with Pied-à-Terre — an imaginative space within the gallery curated by Interior Designer Alyssa Kapito, which features artworks presented alongside an early preview of top works that will be offered in our Design auction this June.

Coffee, pastries, and light refreshments will be served in the gallery space during the duration of the viewing — Monday–Saturday 10:00am–6:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm.



Aman New York

Aman New York Deluxe Suite. Courtesy of Aman.

Aman’s first urban outpost in North America represents the most exciting moment in New York hospitality in recent memory, having just opened in 2022. Located in the expertly restored Beaux-Arts Crown Building at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue — a very brief walk from Phillips — the Aman’s approach to luxury is enlightened and refined. The space is elegant, yet minimal and paired back. The result is a tranquil and discreet setting that, for many, may represent the greatest luxury in such an energetic and vibrant city. This April, Aman New York was one of just four hotels in the city to earn a rating of Three Keys from the Michelin Guide.

Other hotels worth considering near Phillips read like a glossary of superlative names in hospitality: The St. Regis, The Ritz-Carlton, The Peninsula, The Pierre, The Plaza, The Park Hyatt New York, and others.



“Clubby American power restaurant,” reads Google Maps’ description of Monkey Bar. That may be laying it on a little thick, but this perennial favorite is quintessentially New York in its aristocratic sense of irreverence. Boasting expertly prepared American fare and definitive New York clubhouse cocktails, there’s no better place within a few blocks of Phillips to soothe the mind and soul after long walks through our gallery. Think Martinis, Old Fashioneds, oysters, caviar, and steaks, all served in a dimly lit and louche atmosphere that isn’t trying too hard — it’s the real deal.


If you’re heading across town, aim for a table at Tatiana by Kwame Onwuachi, one of the most lauded restaurants to recently open in the city. From inside Lincoln Center’s newly renovated David Geffen Hall, Chef Kwame explores an artistic approach to fine dining that is rooted in childhood memory and the melting pot of cultures that defines New York. If you’re lucky enough to score a table, be sure to find the public art that Lincoln Center has to offer, including the George Condo sculpture atop the façade of the Metropolitan Opera and the Marc Chagall murals that can be seen through its windows. From the dining room of Tatiana, you’ll also catch glimpses of sculptures by Henry Moore and Alexander Calder, a public clock designed by Philip Johnson and powered by Movado, and ever-changing contemporary commissions.


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