Past Auction Results
Sarah Browne on Collecting Prints and Joining Phillips
Our newest specialist in Modern and Contemporary Editions spoke with Robert Kennan, Head of Editions, Europe, to share a bit about her background in the arts and which prints she covets most.
Specialist's Edit: Jason Osborne
Our Associate Specialist and Cataloguer for Editions shares how he's staying in touch with the art world while working from home.
Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes of Fame
"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." Reflecting on the Pop superstar’s famous words, Louisa Earl, Phillips Editions Cataloguer, highlights 15 Warhol prints to remember.
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Upcoming AuctionsView Auction Calendar
8 April 2020 - 16 April 2020 • New York
Paper Jam: Online Auction
11 February 2020 - 20 February 2020 • New York
Evening & Day Editions
23 January 2020 • London
Editions & Works on Paper
25 October 2019 • New York
8 October 2019 - 18 October 2019 • Hong Kong
News and Results
Press Release: 24 January 2020
Press Release: 19 December 2019
One of Pablo Picasso’s Most Important Prints Leads the Sale
Press Release: 12 December 2019
With Seminal Works by Damien Hirst, Michael Craig-Martin,
Gilbert & George, Sarah Morris, Julian Opie, and More
To Be Offered in Multiple London Sales This Year
The Editions Department
Phillips defines the Editions category. Our curated sales of museum-quality modern and contemporary prints and multiples offer budding collectors and seasoned connoisseurs the opportunity to acquire original and important works by masters of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We pride ourselves on educating a new generation's eye by introducing our clients to new artists and techniques, responding to collecting trends and presenting superb examples of rare and iconic artworks.
We are dedicated to elevating the status of Editions as an artistically significant, often experimental and endlessly fascinating collecting category. Auctions are held four times a year at our New York (April and October) and London (January and June) salerooms and we were the first international auction house to hold curated Evening Sales of the best and rarest works of the season. Our sophisticated approach yields exceptional results. 2018 and 2019 were record-breaking years for the Editions department, with a global sale total of over $25 million and auction records for over 30% of offered lots. We expect these totals to grow in 2020 due to our ability to offer the most interesting mix of artwork and engage with the widest audience.
Designed exclusively to showcase Modern and Contemporary Art, our galleries enable clients to interact with Editions in the highest quality aesthetic experience the commercial art world has to offer. Each Editions pre-sale exhibition receives more than 2,000 visitors, many of whom are discovering Phillips for the first time, resulting in an average of 30% new bidders at every Editions auction.
Phillips' dynamic marketing and communications campaigns ensure the greatest possible visibility for Editions auctions. Our engaging scholarly catalogues, produced in both printed and digital formats, are held as the benchmark for the presentation of Editions sales. Artworks are further promoted with gallery tours, receptions and panel discussions involving prominent experts and artists.
Phillips' superior ability to orchestrate Editions sales and cultivate new, enthusiastic collectors is unrivaled in the field. If you are interested in receiving a valuation, selling your Editions with us or would like some advice on growing your collection, please be in touch. Consignment deadlines are two months prior to a sale....
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