28 March 2019




Phillips’ New Now Sale to Include Works by

Anish Kapoor, Urs Fischer, Damien Hirst,

Ai Weiwei, and Peter Halley

As well as a Collection of Works by Leading Contemporary Artists Sold to Benefit Migrate Art


LONDON – 28 MARCH 2019 – Phillips New Now sale in London will include 247 works of art by emerging and established artists, with leading highlights by Anish Kapoor, Urs Fischer, Damien Hirst, Ai Weiwei, Peter Halley, Katharina Grosse, and Oscar Murillo. Included in the sale is a unique selection of works collated by Migrate Art which will be sold to raise funds to support those affected by the global refugee crisis, including works by Michael Craig-Martin, Idris Khan, Sean Scully, and Rachel Whiteread. New Now will take place at 2pm on 11 April at 30 Berkeley Square, London.

Simon Tovey, Head of New Now, said: “This sale presents a rich diversity of international names, from Andy Warhol and Franz West to Katharina Grosse and Idris Khan. We are delighted to include two exciting sections of work that will be sold to benefit Migrate Art and Carney’s Community. Migrate Art have developed an ingenious way of improving the lives of refugees and connecting with contemporary artists to create an accessible way of owning some great works by great names. Art can be a great catalyst for change, and we are also excited to partner with MATCHESFASHION.COM for the sale of Barry Reigate’s six doors to benefit Carney’s Community, giving immense help and support to disadvantaged young people.”

Leading the sale is Anish Kapoor’s Monochrome (Lilac), 2015 (estimate: £180,000-250,000). This work is emblematic of the artist’s body of circular concave fiberglass structures that play on illusion, seeming to recede into their setting. This smooth, matte and immaculate work encapsulates Kapoor’s minimalist style and emphasis on eradicating all evidence of the artist’s involvement. Similar sculptures from this period were shown to the public recently upon the opening of Kapoor’s latest show unveiled for the inaugural exhibition at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery in London in March.

Featuring some of the most significant names in contemporary art, Multicolour, a new exhibition and auction by Migrate Art, is fundraising to support those affected by the global refugee crisis. The exhibition is made up of works created using pencils and crayons salvaged from the Calais Jungle refugee camp, formerly home to a community of approximately 10,000 refugees, demolished in 2016. Artists who have contributed to the exhibition include Maggi Hambling, Edmund De Waal, Idris Khan, Sean Scully, Raqib Shaw, and Conrad Shawcross.

Founded in London, Carney's Community works with disadvantaged children to keep them off the street and away from crime. Through contact with this community mentoring scheme and boxing and art these children develop their skills and self-respect. In collaboration with youth charity Carney’s Community, contemporary artist Barry Reigate has worked with disadvantaged children to create a number of artworks. The works have been created on doors, which are being showcased in collaboration with MATCHESFASHION.COM as part of an exhibition throughout 5 Carlos Place, before being sold at Phillips’ New Now sale on 11 April. The funds raised in this auction will go specifically towards a programme that will pay for teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend boxing training. 


Auction: Thursday, 4 April 2019, 2pm

Auction viewing: 4 – 11 April

Location: 30 Berkeley Square, London

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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 hammer price plus buyer’s premium.


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