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.


New recruits

New faces at auction houses in the UK and overseas

25 January 2024

A new director at a West Sussex firm and expansion in Sheffield are among the latest Movers & Shakers across the world of art and antiques.

Izzie Balmer

Latest hires, appointments and jobs news from around the world of art and antiques

16 January 2024

Movers and Shakers across auction houses, fairs and a law firm.

Lucy Rie 1981 Footed bowl

Rie and Coper records fall in landmark sale

06 November 2023

Phillips’ sale of two studio pottery collections of Lucie Rie and Hans Coper lived up to expectations and set two new auction records.

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Not such a warm response to Frieze week auctions compared to last year

23 October 2023

The latest Frieze week auctions in London generated a markedly lower total than the equivalent series last year.

Spade form

Two ‘exceptional’ Lucie Rie and Hans Coper collections on offer from significant sources

02 October 2023

What has been billed by Phillips as ‘the most exceptional and significant group of works by Lucie Rie and Hans Coper to ever come to auction’ will be offered in London on November 1.

Bonhams

Buyer’s premium now raised at all the major players

10 July 2023

The flagship London summer sales were the first to take place since the major auction houses all raised their buyer’s premiums in the first half of 2023.

Directors of Adrian Alan

Hires, promotions and relocations – the latest art and antiques news

31 May 2023

From a new boss of Christie’s Asia to a Brighton antiques gallery move, here is a round up of auction house and dealer updates from around the world.

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Back down to reality for Modern and Contemporary art sales

22 May 2023

Judging by the overall totals, the latest Modern and Contemporary art auctions at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips in New York were something of a bump back to reality after the last two sales series posted the highest grossing totals on record.

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Whimsical tale of VCA’s missing Precious Puppy

13 March 2023

Here is a heart-warming story for all admirers of retro canine-themed jewels. Yes. The lost puppy has been found.

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Navigate your way round Breitling Navitimer dial styles

27 February 2023

Over the years, the Navitimer has undergone a variety of cosmetic and mechanical changes. Pictured here are three iterations of the watch as it evolved across two decades.

New hires and promotions

Hindman’s CEO hire and a new owner for Bainbridges: promotions and moves across the world of art and antiques

10 January 2023

The latest Movers & Shakers including a new CEO at Hindman and Adam Partridge acquiring Bainbridges in Ruislip.

Paul Allen Christie's sale

Christie’s trumps Sotheby’s in art and luxury sales in 2022

20 December 2022

The top auction houses announced their full year sales results revealing that Christie’s is back on top.

Gemma Sudlow

Expansion and hires including Hindman to open a New York saleroom

22 November 2022

Hindman launching in New York and Sotheby’s expanding in Asia are among the latest updates across the world of art and antiques.

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Watches: stylish options from the 60s-70s

14 November 2022

Era of pop art and protests also brought fresh design beyond the earlier ‘tool’ template

Roy Raftery

A new collectables department in Surrey and hires in London – the latest moves across the world of art and antiques

08 November 2022

The launch of a new sale of Retro Video Games at Ewbank’s is among a round-up of recruitment and expansion news for auction houses.

Roseberys' Asian art team

New faces at Roseberys, Phillips and Christie’s plus a new dealership

19 October 2022

Five new specialists at Roseberys are among the latest recruitment news.

A Phillips auction in Hong Kong

Phillips expands into China

22 September 2022

Phillips has agreed a tie-up with Chinese auction house Yongle.

Matthew Haley

Promotions and appointments – the latest Movers & Shakers across the world of art and antiques

20 July 2022

A new boss for Bonhams’ Knightsbridge saleroom is among the latest updates.

Phillips New York

Auction house Phillips to open Los Angeles gallery after record half year results

19 July 2022

Phillips reported total sales of $746m for the first half of 2022, up 37% on the previous year.

Souvenirs du Camp photo

Le Gray album emerges from a drawer to take a six-figure sum

30 May 2022

Gustave Le Gray’s 'Souvenirs du Camp de Châlons' sold at Phillips in London.

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