Record sale 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Europe

Dina Amin, Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Europe: “This is a historic result for Phillips as our 20th Century & Contemporary Art team achieved the highest sale total in the history of the company. Our total of £97.8 million exceeds last year’s result by almost seven times, an incredible achievement and a testament to the amazing team we have assembled at Phillips. Led by two Modern masterpieces, Picasso’s La Dormeuse and Matisse’s Nu allongé I (Aurore), tonight’s results highlight our strategy to expand deeper into the 20th century and firmly establish us as the destination for 20th Century & Contemporary Art. Our terrific showing was bolstered by a world-record price for Mark Bradford’s Helter Skelter I, an astonishing work by one of the greatest painters of our time. It was truly a great night.”

Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewelry, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world.  In addition to providing selling and buying opportunities through auction, Phillips brokers private sales and offers assistance with appraisals, valuations, and other financial services.

E. Belson

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