06 February 2019

Phillips and Daata Editions Announce

Partnership to Commission Digital Artists

 

Works to be Exhibited at Phillips in New York and Sold Through

Daata Editions Online Platform

 

NEW YORK – 6 FEBRUARY 2019 – Phillips and Daata Editions are pleased to announce a partnership this spring, which will lead to the commissioning and exhibition of two new, digital artworks. The recipients will comprise of artists with practices that include video, sound, and performance. The commissioned artworks will premiere and be exhibited at Phillips in April, alongside a selection of other works from the roster of Daata artists, after which they will be offered for sale through Daata’s online platform.

 

Founded in 2015, Daata provides a new and innovative way to discover and collect digital artworks, serving as a native platform to a new generation of artists who work with moving image and sound.

 

David Gryn, Founder of Daata Editions, said, “Since its founding, Daata has supported artists working in digital media through the commissioning of new artworks. We are delighted to work with Phillips on this initiative, which aims to empower collectors in understanding the potential value of artworks made via digital media, as well as showcase artists who are disrupting the field through their unique vision and innovation.”

 

Megan Newcome, Phillips’ Director of Digital Strategy, said, “The partnership with Daata is an exciting opportunity for Phillips to continue to support the digital artist community while empowering collectors to see the potential in acquiring non-object based artworks that have historically been considered complicated to own.”


There will be a strong educational component to the partnership, with panel discussions that will aim to explore new technologies and new distribution models that are making this field of collecting increasingly viable.


Phillips will announce the two artists who will receive these commissions in March.


                  

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ABOUT PHILLIPS

Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewelry, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world.  In addition to providing selling and buying opportunities through auction, Phillips brokers private sales and offers assistance with appraisals, valuations, and other financial services.

Visit www.phillips.com for further information.

 

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium; prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer’s premium.

 

ABOUT DAATA EDITIONS

Daata Editions commissions artist video, sound, poetry, and web and is acknowledged worldwide as a leading platform for commissioning and exhibiting digital artworks, working with both emerging and established artists. Daata Editions launched in May 2015 presenting works by 18 artists. Available as limited editions, Daata now has 350+ artworks by 80 artists that can be viewed and acquired as digital downloads through the website.

Daata Editions artworks form part of the Hammer Museum Contemporary Collection, US; the Julia Stoschek Collection, Germany; KIASMA, Finland and the Zabludowicz Collection, UK. Collectors, including Robert and Renee Drake, The Netherlands, as well as galleries, including Elizabeth Dee, New York and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, have purchased multiple artworks from the platform.

Daata Editions has participated in Art Cologne, Frieze London, NADA New York and Miami, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Expo Chicago, CHART Copenhagen, LOOP Barcelona, Art Rio, and Independent Brussels and NY art fairs and has presented screenings and events in collaboration with Frieze New York & Frieze London art fairs, Salon 94, Zuecca Projects in Venice, Vanity Projects NYC and Miami, Soho House New York, Toronto International Film Festival & Venice Film Festival, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Art Night London, DKUK London, citizenM Hotels. Daata’s upcoming collaborations include MOCAD Detroit, Phillips Auction House.

For more information visit https:// daata-editions.com/

 

PRESS CONTACT:    NEW YORK - Jaime Israni, Senior Public Relations Specialist              jisrani@phillips.com                   +1 212 940 1398