VERSO

VERSO, a new arts and culture podcast from Phillips, brings together two art world figures for an intimate conversation about what's on their minds. Hosted by writer, actor, and storyteller Beth Lisick.

VERSO, a new arts and culture podcast from Phillips, brings together two art world figures for an intimate conversation about what's on their minds. Hosted by writer, actor, and storyteller Beth Lisick.

VERSO is available to stream on Fireside, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Episode 9: A Host Reflects

This time it's different. Writer and actor Beth Lisick takes the reins on this one, reflecting on her personal experience as host for our pilot season, reviewing the clips that stuck with her and arriving, as one does, at the Big Questions about the future of art. Featuring an interview with Phillips CEO Ed Dolman.

 

 

Episode 8: Down to Business

What can tulips teach us about how to invest in digital art? Award-winning arts journalist Katya Kazakina talks with our own Jean-Paul Engelen, Deputy Chairman and Worldwide Co-Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, about the roller coaster that was 2020, Amy Sherald fever, and of course everyone's favorite hot topic (sorry Meg and Harry) – NFTs!

 

 

Episode 7: Big Data

How can we harness the power of data science to predict trends in the art world? In this episode, we talk with father-son team Tomasz Imielinski, a computer scientist, and Konrad Imielinski, a data scientist, about Articker – Phillips’ powerful search tool for charting artists’ media value in real time.
 

 

Episode 6: East Side

How did Phillips break into the Asian market, and what's next? Jonathan Crockett, Chairman of Phillips Asia, and Charlotte Raybaud, Specialist and Head of Evening Sale for Phillips Asia, discuss the establishment of Phillips Hong Kong, the recent breakthrough Poly Auction partnership, and what they're most looking forward to in 2021.
 

 

Episode 5: Perpetual Passion

What is it about watches? Phillips Senior Consultant Aurel Bacs and Business Development Manager Daniella Rosa discuss the passion and camaraderie that make up the watch community, how it felt to auctioneer the record-breaking Paul Newman Rolex Daytona ($17.8 million!), and the impact of the Apple Watch on the mechanical watch industry.
 

 

Episode 4: Reinvention

Phillips' Global Chairwoman Cheyenne Westphal and Senior Advisor Hugues Joffre journey back through some of the defining moments that changed the auction world forever.
 

 

 

Episode 3: Only Natural

Master jeweler Shaun Leane and author Joanna Hardy discuss finding inspiration in the wild — including London’s historic jewelry quarter — Leane's work with Alexander McQueen and current partnership with Phillips, and the future of jewelry design.
 

 

Episode 2: Old Friends

Worldwide Co-Heads of Editions Cary Leibowitz and Kelly Troester share stories of the elusive works that got away and more surprising insights from their decades-long collaboration in the world of prints and multiples.
 

 

Episode 1: Connections

Where does Schiele meet Boafo? David Norman, Chairman of Phillips Americas, and Amanda Lo Iacono, New York Head of Auctions for 20th Century & Contemporary Art, discuss the vital, ongoing dialogue between the greats of the past and contemporary artists working today.
 

 

Trailer

Play the trailer to hear a selection of voices featured on this season of VERSO.
 

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