22 December 2021


Sotheby’s Christie’s And Phillips Global Sales Surge – The 2021 Figures

It’s been a big year for the three major international auction houses with record sales and new developments in digital technology.

8 October 2017


Contemporary Art Holds Its Own At Christie’s, Sotheby’s And Phillips

Autumn Contemporary Art auction round-up, Autumn 2017

28 June 2016


Phillips First Post-Brexit Sale of Contemporary Art in London Scrapes By

Phillips first Post-Brexit sale of Contemporary art in London was topped by Anselm Kiefer’s late painting For Velimir Khlebnikov; The doctrine of War; Battles, (2004-2010), which sold for £2.4 million ($3.28 million) to a phone bidder. Most other lots realised their lower estimate and 10 lots remained unsold. Including buyers’s premium, the sale realised £10.2 million ($13.93 million),11 sold below […]

10 May 2016


London Design Museum Auction Raises Over £1m For New Kensington Building

Phillips has successfully hosted a Design Auction to benefit the new Design Museum in Kensington London. The sale has raised over £1.1 million towards the construction costs of its new building. The museum, which moves to the former Commonwealth Institute on Kensington High Street and opens to the public on 24 November, received works donated to the auction from leading design […]

16 October 2015


Phillips Frieze London 2015 Auctions Total £37.9 million

The ‘Frieze Week’ auctions at Phillips totalled £38,522,675 / $58,694,880 / €51,305,365 selling 99% by value and 86% by lot. “We are very pleased with tonight’s results,” said Peter Sumner, Head of the Contemporary Art, London of the Contemporary Art Evening Sale. “We sold 100% of our lots to a broad array of buyers. The […]

4 September 2015


First Sotheby’s Now Phillips Announces eBay Partnership

eBay and Phillips have announced a new partnership that unites the world’s most vibrant online marketplace with the contemporary art and design-focused international auction house. Through eBay’s live auctions platform, online buyers will gain access to Phillips highly regarded 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, and Watches and Jewelry auctions. Over the next year, Phillips will offer […]

22 April 2015


Phillips Ups Its Game With Francis Bacon’s Rare Female Nudes

Two examples of Francis Bacon female nudes, a rare entity from the artist, will be on offer, priced from $25 million to $35 million, Phillips is staking its claim as a serious competitor to established auction houses at New York’s contemporary art sales next month. One of the works is a portrait of the voluptuous […]

28 January 2015


Ai Weiwei’s Zodiac Heads Under The Hammer At Phillips

Phillips London’s Contemporary Art Evening sale on February 12 will host Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads (2010). The group of gold-plated bronze sculptures, number seven of an edition of eight, has a presale estimate of £2 million to £3 million. The Chinese artist’s sculptures are based on the zodiac clock-fountain that once graced the […]

3 February 2013


London Art Auctions Forecast Half Billion Sales In February

Over half a billion in Art goes under the hammer in London this month with the launch of Christies, Sothebys and Phillips February Impressionist/Modern and Contemporary Art Evening Sales. Christies features exceptional works by artists such as Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, Maurice de Vlaminck and Pierre-Auguste Renoir to name just a […]

15 October 2011


Contemporary Art Auctions Point To Economic Recovery

Sotheby’s Christie’s and Phillips produce healthy results This week has been an important one for the art market, with London’s leading auction houses all hosting major contemporary art sales to coincide with Frieze week. The Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale saw a total sale value of £17,809,000, the third-highest recorded total for their October Contemporary […]