17 April 2020

Phillips to Host Online-Only Charity Auction Benefiting Robin Hood





Phillips to Host Online-Only Charity Auction 

Benefiting Robin Hood 


Auction4NYC to Open for Bidding on 1 May, 

With 100% of Proceeds Supporting New Yorkers in Need



Albert Oehlen

Chemical Schmutzli, 2004

Estimate: $800,000-1,200,000



NEW YORK – 17 APRIL 2020 – Phillips and poverty-fighting organization Robin Hood are proud to jointly announce Auction4NYC, an online-only charity sale that will be open for bidding on 1 May, closing in conjunction with Robin Hood’s virtual benefit on 11 May. The auction will benefit Robin Hood’s COVID-19 relief efforts and support frontline non-profits in New York City through food, housing, job security, education, health, and cash assistance programs to benefit vulnerable New Yorkers. Auction4NYCwill feature artworks generously donated by leading contemporary artists, galleries, and collectors who have each demonstrated their unwavering commitment to helping New York in this time of need.  



Mimi Lauter

Untitled (Devotional Flower Landscape), 2018

Estimate: $25,000-35,000


“Robin Hood has been fighting poverty in New York City for more than three decades so we’re no strangers to helping in a crisis, but this pandemic has taken more lives than 9/11 and Superstorm Sandy combined,” said Robin Hood’s Founder, Paul Tudor Jones. “We realize that even once we get past the current medical emergency, we will be left with its aftermath, which will hit New York’s poorest and most vulnerable hardest of all. Robin Hood is in this fight for the long haul and now more than ever, we must not only act generously, but creatively. We are grateful to partner with Phillips and the New York art world to do just that. It’s all hands on deck as we rebuild our great city.”


Follow #Auction4NYC on social channels for more information and sale highlights. 


Auction: 1-11 May

Click here for more information




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.



Founded in 1988, Robin Hood finds, fuels, and creates the most impactful and scalable solutions lifting families out of poverty in New York City, with models that can work across the country. Robin Hood invests nearly $120 million annually to provide legal services, housing, meals, workforce development training, education programs, and more to families in poverty in New York City. Robin Hood tracks every program with rigorous metrics, and since Robin Hood’s Board of Directors covers all overhead, 100 percent of every donation goes directly to the poverty fight. Learn more at www.robinhood.org; and follow Robin Hood on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.



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