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Jean Fautrier ‘I’m Falling in Love’ | London | October 2021

Tenderness and sensuality are abundant in this work by Jean Fautrier, with a subtlety of gesture that expresses so perfectly the work’s title.

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    4 October 2021

    Phillips Announces Kano Curates

    The UK Rapper and Actor has Selected a Series of 11 Works from Phillips’ October Sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art

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    1 October 2021

    Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art Frieze Week Auctions to Reflect Current Collecting Tastes with a Host of In Demand Names

    Including Jadé Fadojutimi, Issy Wood, Cinga Samson, Shara Hughes and Auction Newcomer Reggie Burrows Hodges

    Alongside Seminal Works by Marlene Dumas, Albert Oehlen and Sigmar Polke

    As well as Works by Max Ernst from the Collection of Peter Schamoni and Milton Avery from the Collection of Peter O’Toole

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    27 September 2021

    Phillips and Poly Auction Announce Continued Partnership

    Phillips and Poly are pleased to announce that they will continue to partner in presenting another season of 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Sales in Hong Kong this Fall.

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The 20th Century & Contemporary Art Department

The market for contemporary art has never been stronger and Phillips’s distinguished standing in the field is best represented by the 16 auctions we hold in the category annually. Three times a year in both New York and London, we conduct Evening Sales of contemporary art composed of the season’s finest work by the recognized masters of the second half of the 20th century. Works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning, Gerhard Richter, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons, among others, represent the wide range of artists’ works offered on the international market. Expertly presented and tightly curated, these auctions, comprised of blue chip paintings, drawings and sculptures, attract a deep international bidding pool eager to build and expand world class collections.

Phillips have also been instrumental in creating an audience and market for the work of today’s generation of artists. Our ability to properly situate property in the secondary market executed by mid-career artists and emerging talent is unmatched. By identifying the best pieces, utilizing attractive estimates, and strategically placing each work within the larger context of our sales, we often inspire bidding at prices far above the primary market levels. We have realized break-out results for many mid-career artists, including Urs Fischer, David Hammons, Kelley Walker, Wade Guyton and Beatriz Milhazes across our Evening Sale, Day Sale, and New Now auctions.

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