Phillips

Founded in 1796 by Harry Phillips, the auction house has undergone different incarnations before reverting to its original name in 2013. Previously trading as Phillips de Pury, the company was sold by Simon de Pury to Russian retail firm Mercury Group in 2008.

Now headquartered on Park Avenue in New York and Berkeley Square in London with other offices worldwide, Phillips focuses on contemporary and modern art, including photography, editions, design, watches and jewellery. They also host exhibitions, broker private sales and offer consultancy services.


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Movers and shakers: the latest arts and antiques appointments

20 July 2018

Our latest look at new roles in the art and antiques trade.

Auctions

Sales growth buoyant for top auction houses for first half of 2018

17 July 2018

Global auction sales at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips jumped 21.6% in the first half of 2018, according to the latest report by ArtTactic.

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Wristwatch previews: £30,000 plus

09 July 2018

A selection of wristwatch previews.

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Post-War Design: spectacular result for Jean Royère’s biomorphic 'Flaque' table

18 June 2018

In the immediate post-war era the work of the French designer-decorator Jean Royère (1902-81) took a turn to embrace a more organic or ‘biomorphic’ style.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

09 April 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

‘La Dormeuse’ by Pablo Picasso

Picasso portrait from key year of 1932 helps Phillips to house-record total

10 March 2018

Phillips posted the highest total for an auction in the company’s history when its 20th Century & Contemporary Art evening sale this week generated £97.8m including premium.

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People on the move - latest appointments

07 March 2018

A round-up of people in the news across the art and antiques world.

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Latest auction house appointments

13 February 2018

A round-up of people in the news, in UK and US salerooms.

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Single-owner Cartier-Bresson collection in the New York picture

18 December 2017

The famous photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson are no strangers to salerooms but it is not every day that you find 120 lots being offered from a single-owner collection.

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Paul Newman Rolex sets auction record of $15.5m at Phillips New York

27 October 2017

A Rolex once owned by actor Paul Newman has set an auction record of $15.5m (£11.85m) at Phillips' inaugural watch auction in New York.

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Photographic bites from the Big Apple

25 September 2017

October is one of two periods each year when New York salerooms put the spotlight on photographs. Here ATG selects highlights ranging from mid-19th century daguerreotypes to works from the 21st century...

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Phillips raises buyer’s premium following changes at Sotheby’s and Christie’s

13 September 2017

Auctioneers Phillips have raised its buyer’s premium with the changes effective immediately.

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Original ‘Paul Newman’ Rolex Daytona goes under the hammer at Phillips

30 August 2017

A Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ once owned by the actor himself will go under the hammer in New York in October.

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New appointment to help Phillips develop the ‘strongest contemporary department in the business’

11 July 2017

Jean-Paul Engelen of Phillips has been appointed deputy chairman, Americas.

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Phillips launches its dedicated watch division in the US

03 July 2017

Ahead of the autumn sale of a star lot, Phillips' watch expert Aurel Bacs tells ATG why the time is right for the firm to expand its US watch business

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Rolex record set at Phillips auction for Vietnamese Emperor's watch

15 May 2017

A new record has been set for a rare Rolex watch once owned by the last Emperor of Vietnam, Bao Dai.

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Phillips swoops on Christie’s Asian art expert to run its Asia business from Hong Kong

18 April 2017

Phillips has hired Christie’s Lilly Chan to become managing director of its Asia business.

Miety Heiden of Phillips

Phillips appoint Miety Heiden to head up private sales operation

15 March 2017

Continuing the run of ex-Sotheby’s and Christie’s staff joining Phillips, Miety Heiden has been appointed as deputy chairman and head of private sales.

Sotheby's contemporary art auctions

Currency weakness helps London auction fortnight to record figures

14 March 2017

The latest series of Impressionist & Modern and Contemporary art auctions in London showed a dramatic improvement on the equivalent sales last year and the overall premium-inclusive total represented a record in terms of sterling.

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