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Looking Back: Spring 2020

This season more than ever, our innovative digital platforms brought together collectors and artists from all over the globe for a robust and resilient set of live auctions. Here we take a look back at selected highlights, including Joan Mitchell's 'Noël', Jean-Michel Basquiat's 'Victor 25448', and more.

Gallery Tour with Karena Lam | 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design | Hong Kong | June 2021

Jonathan Crockett, chairman of Phillips Asia, takes award-winning Hong Kong actress and art enthusiast Karena Lam on a tour of our 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale preview — and they unbox a few artworks along the way.

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Introducing the “Blue Royale,” a possibly unique Patek Philippe Ref. 3448 with sapphire-set indexes, platinum case and transparent case back. This rare timepiece has been in private hands for the last 23 years, and Phillips is proud to offer it as the star lot of the Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII.

Pantone Room Tour | Hong Kong | November 2021

Nelson Chow, founder of NDCA, walks us through his design for this season’s Pantone Room. Phillips’ groundbreaking concept in Hong Kong features a curated selection of fine art, functional furniture and conceptual works from our 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design sale in one custom-designed space.

Gallery Tour: 20th Century & Contemporary Art | Hong Kong | November 2021

Our heads of sale take you on an exclusive tour of our previews ahead of the 20th Century & Contemporary Art sales at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong. The auctions feature outstanding works by Gerhard Richter, Yayoi Kusama, George Condo, Yoshitomo Nara and Loie Hollowell.

Asteroid B-612 Online Sale | December 2021

Specially curated for the holiday season, this online sale inspired by “The Little Prince” and named after the home of its titular character features a selection of works that investigate the tale’s core themes: innocence, purity, solitude and the cosmos.

MonoC ‘Drowning in Love’ | My Kawaii Valentine | February 2022

Generated by data collected over the duration of an auction, “Drowning in Love” is an unprecedented work that places art collectors at the heart of the creative process. Over the course of Phillips’ My Kawaii Valentine online sale, the melodies and animation in “Drowning in Love” will procedurally be created by algorithms that respond to the participation of bidders. Each flower in the piece represents a lot in the sale. A random seed from the artwork name and ID will generate a unique shape and pattern for each flower. The size and behavior of each bloom will be determined by metrics including bidding activity, user engagement and bidding amounts. Highly active lots will emit glowing pollen. The music will also respond to bidding activity. As more activity thresholds are reached, more instrumental tracks will appear, and the whole track will slowly intensify over the auction’s seven days.

INTERSECT | Hong Kong | March 2022

A cross-category online-only sale out of Hong Kong featuring a tightly curated selection of contemporary artworks, alongside trendy timepieces and colorful jewels.

  • ANDY WARHOL 'Four Marilyns', 1962

    Though Andy and Marilyn never met, he immortalized her with the creation of his most important portr…

  • JEFF KOONS 'Buster Keaton', 1988

    Hinting at self-portraiture, 'Buster Keaton' is a telling portrait of Koons as a young artist, one w…

  • ROY LICHTENSTEIN 'Woman with Peanuts', 1962

    Roy Lichtenstein's fascination with the various motifs used in advertising stemmed from the nature o…

  • DAVID HAMMONS 'Untitled', 2000

    From his racially charged work of the 1970s up until his modern work, David Hammons has refused to s…

  • MARK ROTHKO 'Untitled (Black on Gray)', 1969-70

    "It's through this almost philosophical reduction in terms of his possibilities that he's able to op…

  • ANDY WARHOL 'Nine Gold Marilyns (Reversal Series)', 1980

    Warhol re-imagines Marilyn Monroe’s iconic beauty in a warm, almost metallic, golden hue, a transiti…

  • GILBERT & GEORGE 'Tag Black', 2004

    Lou Proud, Phillips head of Photographs in London presents 'Tag Black', 2004 by Gilbert & George, a …

  • EDWARD STEICHEN 'Richard Strauss, New York', 1904

    Lou Proud, head of Photographs in London, introduces Edward Steichen's portrait of the composer Rich…

  • Gerhard Richter 'Weiß (White)', 1988

    "In the case of the abstractions, I get vague notions of pictures that are just asking to be painted…

  • Fischli & Weiss 'Floß', 1982-83

    "It was about the world of garages and cars and workshops, and on the other hand the farm; or to be …

  • Yan Pei-Ming 'Golden Buddha', 2005 and 'Double (Artist's Father)', 2007

    "I don’t want my paintings to speak in Chinese. My work is not 'made in China' and I don’t want it t…

  • PADDLES ON! : In the Studio with Mark Tribe

    "The sources of these images are computer games and they're very much, I think, about digital cultur…

  • PADDLES ON! : In the Studio with Jamie Zigelbaum

    "The pixel itself is just an interesting thing in the world."

  • PADDLES ON! : In the Studio with Kate Steciw

    "All art is digital art now in one form or another, whether it's through its consumption or its prod…

  • PADDLES ON! : In the Studio with Rafaël Rozendaal

    "I'm very interested in the formal aspects of the web as a medium because it's unlike anything that …

  • JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT Humidity, 1982

    While Warhol and Basquiat's collaborations would come after the creation of Humidity, 1982, becomes …

  • ANDY WARHOL Nine Jackies, 1964

    The events that transpired on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, when John F. Kennedy was assasinated, pre…

  • GERHARD RICHTER Kegel (Cone), 1985

    Oscillating between figurative, constructive and abstract designations, Richter returns to and build…