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21 October 2020

Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Achieves £8.5 Million




Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Achieves

£8.5 Million


London, 21 October 2020


Sale Total: £8,516,592 / $11,120,966 / €9,487,483


COMBINED TOTAL FOR EVENING & DAY SALES: £34,849,441 / $45,506,400 / €38,822,277




Lots Sold: 133 | Lots Offered: 161                                    Sold by Lot: 83% | Sold by Value: 89%





Tamila Kerimova, Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, said, “Building on the strong results of our Evening Sale, our Day Sale totaled £8.5 million. The enhanced live auction experience was broadcast worldwide from our purpose-built studio in London, as collectors from 53 countries competed throughout the sale. The number of online registrants reached an unprecedented level, adding to the energy and excitement of the saleroom. The top ten demonstrates our distinctive strategy of positioning key artistic voices of the 20th century alongside leading contemporary names, with notable prices achieved for the group of five Alexander Calder sculptures from an Important Private Parisian Collection. We saw great depth of bidding for Stanley Whitney, as well as Banksy and Loie Hollowell. We look forward to continuing this momentum in the lead up to our sales in Hong Kong and New York.”







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.

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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Prices Achieved include the buyer's premium and are reported net of applicable fees. 

 Phillips is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.



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