How to Sell
What does Phillips sell?
Phillips focuses on 20th century and contemporary art and design. We sell the following categories in our auctions and exhibitions and by private sale:
- 20th Century & Contemporary Art including Latin America
- Editions (prints and multiples)
We are no longer able to revalue or consign items from any category which is not listed above.
What information do I need to provide to submit a consignment?
When submitting a consignment, we ask that you provide as much information as possible on the item in question. This includes the following: medium, artist/maker, title, execution date, location of item. Should you also have the provenance, literature or any price history, please add this information in the Additional Details box.
How long does it take to receive an estimate?
We will do our best to respond to your enquiry within five business days. Where your property is being reviewed by a number of departments or specialists, we may take a little longer. Please contact our Client Services Department if you have any questions.
Can I submit multiple items?
For your property to be reviewed as quickly as possible, we suggest you submit a separate enquiry for each item. If you would like to submit more than six items, please contact our Client Services Department.
What if the artist/maker is not listed?
Do you accept artist submissions?
We do not accept direct artist submissions. As an auction house working in the secondary market, we only accept items that have already sold via a gallery or advisor on the primary market.
Does Phillips charge for an estimate?
Phillips is happy to provide complimentary auction estimates for items that we propose for auction.
What are the fees / terms for consigning?
Once your submission has been reviewed, one of our specialists will be in touch to confirm whether your item is suitable for one of our auctions and if so, discuss the fee’s and terms for consigning.
Do you accept in-person submissions?
We advise you to use our online submissions form to ensure that the appropriate specialist reviews your item as quickly as possible. However, if you would prefer your property to be seen in person, please contact our Client Services Department to arrange an appointment.
Who do I contact if I am having trouble uploading the information?
Will my information be kept confidential?