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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Changes at the top at Phillips as Sotheby’s restructures Fine Art division

29 April 2021

Sotheby’s and Phillips have announced a number of changes in personnel.

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Let us spray: an original rarity

29 March 2021

While Banksy prints abound at auction, the number of original works that emerge is understandably much less.

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New hires and appointments at auction houses in the UK and US

24 February 2021

An update on the latest appointments at auction houses including at Bishop & Miller, Phillips and Clevedon Salerooms

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The latest hires at The Fine Art Society, Phillips, Ewbank’s and BADA – appointments across the art and antiques sector

08 December 2020

The latest Movers & Shakers news including new faces at Phillips, Ewbank's and The Fine Art Society.

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Phillips to offer specialist dealer's art pottery

30 November 2020

Art Nouveau-era art pottery from the collection of Jason Jacques, the well-known specialist dealer in this field, will be offered on December 9.

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Buyer's premium rises at Bonhams and Phillips

16 November 2020

Auction houses Bonhams and Phillips have both increased their buyer's premium.

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Christie’s takes third way on premium structure

12 October 2020

Christie’s has changed its buyer’s premium levels this autumn – creating clear air between its fee structure and those used at Sotheby’s and Bonhams.

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Sotheby’s opens shop in Bond Street saleroom as auction houses grow their focus on private and retail sales

05 October 2020

Sotheby’s has opened a new shop in its Bond Street galleries retailing art, design and luxury items.

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Grayson Perry’s 'The best of British' taken to new high at Phillips

21 September 2020

An auction record for Grayson Perry’s (b.1960) 'Britain is Best', a limited edition coloured embroidery depicting five loyalists from East Belfast, was set at Phillips (25% buyer’s premium) in London on September 10.

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Pick of the week: Lucie Rie record as footed bowl takes $180,000 at Phillips

31 July 2020

The market for Lucie Rie (1902-95) reached a new high when Phillips New York sold this 5.5in (14cm) diameter footed bowl for $180,000 (£136,800) at its latest design auction.

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New faces - the latest Movers and Shakers at auction houses

10 June 2020

An update from across the world of art and antiques including at John Nicholson’s and Phillips.

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London auction rooms back to ‘new normal’

08 June 2020

Auction houses in London have announced they are restarting live auctions in June.

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New faces at Sworders, Phillips and Bonhams - the latest Movers and Shakers from auction houses

21 April 2020

Among the latest appointments across auction firms, Sarah Flynn has left Cheffins to join Sworders.

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Coronavirus: Phillips postpones international auction schedule

15 March 2020

Auction house Phillips has decided to postpone all of its sales and events globally until mid-May.

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New faces at TEFAF and Phillips plus a new home for Abacus Auctions

11 February 2020

An update from across the world of art and antiques in ATG’s latest Movers and Shakers.

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New faces across the art and antiques market - the latest Movers and Shakers

15 January 2020

An update from across the world of art and antiques including new joiners at Cheffins.

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Top end auction sales slow in first half of 2019

31 July 2019

Auction sales at the top of the sector have slowed in the first half of this year.

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