News Archive

Colnaghi celebrates ancient art at Frieze Masters

Colnaghi returns to Frieze Masters in 2018 where they will celebrate ancient art alongside important European Old Master paintings and sculptures. A leading highlight is an elegant early Christian silver bowl depicting Christ with Peter and Paul (circa 4th – early 5th century AD) which will be shown alongside recently rediscovered paintings by Palma il Giovane (1554-1628), the last of the great Venetian Mannerists, and Salomon de Bray (1597-1664), celebrated painter of the Dutch Golden Age.

The Hermitage presents “The Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer: Masterpieces of The Leiden Collection”

From 5 September 2018 to 13 January 2019, the State Hermitage Museum is delighted to present the exhibition “The Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer: Masterpieces of The Leiden Collection” in The Nicholas Hall of the Winter Palace. The Leiden Collection, named in honour of the Dutch city where Rembrandt was born, was founded in 2003 by Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan and his wife, Daphne Recanati Kaplan, and comprises some 250 paintings and works of graphic art. The exhibition contains 82 works from The Leiden Collection by outstanding Dutch painters, including 12 paintings by Rembrandt (from both his early, Leiden years and his later mature Amsterdam period), works by Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer, and also pieces by Rembrandt’s pupils (including Gerrit Dou, Ferdinand Bol and Govaert Flinck).

Kallos Gallery and Stephen Cox, R.A., present 'Ancient Stone'

Kallos Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition in collaboration with the celebrated sculptor Stephen Cox, R.A. and inspired by the materiality of stone. On view from 1 October to 2 November, Stephen Cox X Kallos Gallery: Ancient Stone will feature a selection of important antiquities alongside approximately 15 contemporary sculptures by Stephen Cox, an artist renowned for his knowledge of ancient sculptural techniques, traditions and materials. The exhibition will include works in porphyry, marble, sandstone, granite and flint.

Eskenazi to Show 'Gogottes: A Rift in Time' From 10 May to 1 June

Eskenazi will present Gogottes: a Rift in Time from 10 May to 1 June 2018 in London. Reflecting the long-held Chinese affinity between art and nature and the tradition for collecting natural fragments - including scholars’ rocks and roots - this is the first exhibition dedicated to gogottes, a rare and mysterious natural phenomenon which has fascinated collectors and artists for centuries, from Louis XIV of France to Henry Moore. The exhibition presents 12 gogottes and the catalogue includes essays by the celebrated artist Tom Phillips, CBE, RA, and the legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough, OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS, FLS, FZS, FSA.

Eskenazi Shows Chinese Ceramics of the Song Dynasty (960 to 1279 AD)

Eskenazi will present an exhibition of 20 ceramics of the Song Dynasty from 10 May to 1 June 2018 in London. Widely recognised as the pinnacle of Chinese ceramic art, Song ceramics have been revered for centuries and influenced design worldwide into the 21st century. Echoing the scholar spirit of the Song dynasty and the period’s appreciation for the life force of nature, or qi, the ceramics will be shown alongside Gogottes: a Rift in Time, the first exhibition at Eskenazi dedicated solely to a phenomenon of the natural world (see separate press release).

'Arte Povera. A Creative Breakthrough' opens at The Hermitage Museum.

On 17 May 2018, the State Hermitage Museum will open the exhibition Arte Povera. A Creative Breakthrough. The first dedicated exhibition of Arte Povera to take place in Russia, it brings together more than 50 works by Italian artists of the second half of the 20th century with loans from the Museum of Modern Art of Castello di Rivoli (Rivoli Turin, Italy), the Gallery of Modern Art GAM (Turin, Italy) and various private Italian collections. The exhibition is organized by the State Hermitage and the Museum of Contemporary Art Castello di Rivoli (Rivoli Turin) with the participation of the Gallery of Modern Art GAM (Turin).

Colnaghi and Ben Brown Fine Arts Present 'Textura'

Colnaghi and Ben Brown Fine Arts present Textura, an exhibition celebrating texture and materiality in art which brings together paintings and sculptures from the ancient and modern worlds. Presenting rediscovered and rarely seen works by Old Masters including Luca Giordano, El Greco and Pedro de Mena, the exhibition will show classical works together with modern masterpieces by two artists strongly influenced by texture, religion and historic art: Antoni Tàpies and Miquel Barceló. The exhibition will run from 3 to 10 May at Colnaghi’s recently opened townhouse space at 38 East 70th Street in New York.

The Hermitage Museum Announces Forthcoming Exhibition Highlights

The Hermitage Museum announces four highlights from its exhibition schedule opening in the first half of 2018. These include the first exhibition dedicated to Arte Povera to take place in Russia; a major retrospective of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov; a survey of the life of the reformist Tsar Alexander II; and the most comprehensive exhibition ever dedicated to the Lombards.

Rediscovered Painting by Orazio Gentileschi Leads Colnaghi's Spring Exhibition in New York

Colnaghi will show a rediscovered and previously unpublished painting by Orazio Gentileschi (1563-1639) at a spring exhibition in their newly-opened townhouse space in New York’s Upper East Side. Taking place from 27 January to 3 February 2018 as part of Master Drawings New York 2018, the exhibition will also include a selection of works by notable artists including Pedro de Mena (1628-1688) and Luca Giordano (1634-1705). In addition, and following the arrival of Carlos A. Picón as Director of the new gallery in New York, the exhibition will also showcase a fine group of antiquities.

Eskenazi to Hold a Revelatory Exhibition of Chinese Art of the 5th and 6th Centuries

From 2 to 25 November 2017, Eskenazi will hold an exhibition of art and sculpture of the Six Dynasties (220 to 581 AD), a transformative, turbulent and once neglected period of Chinese history. The exhibition features 38 works from the collection of Norman A. Kurland, a renowned American film and television agent, who has collected and studied the art of the period for four decades, assembling the most important group of its type in private hands.

Kallos Gallery presents 'Splendour and Revival'

Kallos Gallery is pleased to announce their winter exhibition, Splendour & Revival (27 November to 22 December 2017) which celebrates the enduring appeal and influence of the ancient world. Including an impressive collection of jewellery, as well as coins and sculpture, the exhibition will include ancient objects that inspired and enlightened travellers, collectors and antiquaries through the ages, from the Grand Tour period to today. Individual prices range from £1,500 to over £100,000.

Canadian Hero's Victoria Cross to be Offered at Spink

Spink are to offer the Victoria Cross (V.C.) – and related medals - awarded to the Scots- born Canadian Corporal Colin Barron (1893-1959) for his heroics at Passchendaele on 6 November 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres, one of the most infamous and devastating campaigns of the First World War. The collection will be offered at auction at Spink in London on 5 December 2017 with an estimate of £150,000-180,000 (CAN $250,000 to 300,000).

Colnaghi Announces 'The Colnaghi Foundation'

Colnaghi announces the launch of the Colnaghi Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established to promote Old Masters and Antiquities to a 21st century audience. The Colnaghi Foundation aims to inspire and excite a wide community of enthusiasts, from new and established collectors to curators, scholars, and students of all ages.

Kallos Gallery at Frieze Masters 2017

Kallos Gallery returns to Frieze Masters (5 to 8 October 2017) with an outstanding selection of ancient art, representing the impressive breadth and diversity of works offered by the gallery. From rare Egyptian, Greek and Roman sculptures to curated groups of ancient jewellery, coins and glass, the exhibition represents over 3,000 years of civilisation featuring works of art formerly held in renowned collections including those of Arthur Richard Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington (1807-1884), Prince Johann II of Liechtenstein (1840- 1929), Sir Philip Sassoon (1888-1939) and Marion Schuster (1902-1982).

Colnaghi Appoints Carlos A. Picón Director of New York Gallery

Colnaghi is pleased to announce Carlos A. Picón is joining the business as Director of the firm’s new gallery in New York. Currently Curator in Charge of the Department of Greek and Roman Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art where he has worked for almost 30 years, Dr. Picón is retiring from the position later this year. Together with his role as Director of the new gallery in New York, Dr. Picón will also expand Colnaghi’s expertise to include ancient art.

The Life and Career of Sir Christopher Lee to be Celebrated at Spink

Spink is honoured to have been instructed to offer approximately 50 medals and awards presented and bestowed to the late Sir Christopher Lee, C.B.E., C.St.J.. The group charts the life and career of the legendary actor, from active service as a young RAF officer in the Second World War through to his British Film Institute (B.F.I.) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. The evening auction will take place at Spink’s London headquarters on 1 November 2017. The catalogue will include an introduction by Dame Harriet Walter, D.B.E., Sir Christopher’s niece.

Getty Images Gallery presents Indian Treasures

Getty Images Gallery announces Indian Treasures, an exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of India’s independence from Britain, which will be on view from 2 August to 7 October 2017. Drawn from the renowned Getty Images Hulton Archive, the largest and most comprehensive photographic archive in private hands, the exhibition reveals some of the earliest views of India and its people recorded using photography.

Seizing Beauty: A Dialogue Between Old Master Still Lifes and Paulette Tavormina's Photographs

Colnaghi is pleased to announce an exhibition dedicated to still lifes, consisting of selected Old Master paintings alongside the photographs of contemporary American artist Paulette Tavormina. Coinciding with The RHS Chelsea Flower Show (23 to 27 May), the exhibition is the first to show her contemporary photographs alongside Old Master paintings, and includes new works, as well as a selection featured in the artist’s recently published monograph.

Getty Images Gallery presents Visions of Sport: Photographers Favourites

Getty Images Gallery is pleased to present a unique exhibition dedicated to some of the finest photographs from the world of sport. For the first time, the show will present work by each of the entire award-winning roster of sixty-five sports photographers at Getty Images, alongside a selection of classic sports imagery from its world leading Getty Images Archive.

'Every Object Tells a Story' - an exhibition by Oliver Hoare

Oliver Hoare is proud to present 'Every Object Tells a Story', a public exhibition on view from 4 May to 5 July 2017 at 5 Cromwell Place, London. The exhibition is dedicated to approximately 400 rare and fascinating objects spanning five millennia and representing countless civilisations, each selected on the basis of their backstory and historical interest. Leading highlights and curiosities of the exhibition include a 13th-century silver drinking vessel bearing the seal of Mongke Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan and ruler of the Mongol dynasty at its peak; an exceptional group of objects from the Indus Valley civilisation, probably the finest in private hands; a silver skull pomander believed to have been owned by King James II; a rare group of votive figures from ancient Bactria; a 2000-year old Mexican stargazer; and sections dedicated to magic, myths, meteorites, sex and unicorns.

Colnaghi at TEFAF 2017

Colnaghi will present a previously unknown masterpiece by Bartolomeo Cavarozzi (1587-1625) at TEFAF Maastricht 2017 (March 10th-19th, stand 306). One of the most important discoveries for decades in the field of Caravaggesque painting, Still Life has not been seen in public for over a century; it has resided in the same family collection since it was acquired at auction at the turn of the 20th century with an erroneous attribution.

Colnaghi in New York: 20 to 29 January 2017

Colnaghi returns to New York from 20th to 29th January 2017 hosting an exhibition of approximately 25 paintings and sculptures at Carlton Hobbs. The show will include two rarely seen still life paintings by Juan van der Hamen y León (Madrid, 1596–1631), court painter to both King Phillip III and King Philip IV of Spain, which will be on public view for the first time in over 50 years. Further highlights include a series of three works, Spring, Summer and Autumn, from The Allegory of the Seasons by Giovanni Paolo Castelli, called lo Spadino (Rome, 1659-c.1730); and a portrait of Benedetto Egio by Vincenzo Danti (Perugia, 1530-1576), Renaissance sculptor and one of the most talented followers of Michelangelo.

Colnaghi Winter Exhibition

Colnaghi hosts a winter exhibition featuring newly discovered and rarely seen works at their gallery in Bury Street, St. James’s (until 10 December). Including approximately 25 paintings and sculptures from the 16th to the 19th centuries, highlights of the exhibition include a previously unknown painting by the celebrated Spanish Renaissance painter Joan de Joanes (c.1500-1579) shown in public for the first time; a rediscovered masterpiece by the great Baroque master Giuseppe Maria Crespi (1665-1747), unseen in public for over half a century; and an exceptional sculpture of the Holy Family by Luis Salvador Carmona (1708-1767), the renowned 18th century sculptor to the Spanish court.

Hunter / Whitfield presents ‘Caves and Grottoes’

Hunter / Whitfield presents ‘Caves and Grottoes’ which will be on view from 25 November 2016 to 19 January 2017. The first multi-disciplinary exhibition to take place at the new gallery at 30d Great Sutton Street, London, the show will examine links between caves and art history, touching on ideas of shelter, isolation and contemplation, and including works from pre-history to the modern day.

Eskenazi host exhibition of early Chinese art from private collections

From 3 to 25 November 2016, Eskenazi will present an exhibition of 24 works of early Chinese art at their gallery at 10 Clifford Street, London. Highlighting the creative brilliance of Chinese artisans over a 2,500-year period from the late Neolithic era (circa 2000 BC) to the Tang dynasty (618 AD - 907 AD), the exhibition will include a number of highly important pieces in bronze, gold, silver, jade and bone, all sourced from private collections. The most diverse exhibition of early Chinese art to be held at Eskenazi since 2003, it includes a core of ancient bronze vessels, artworks coveted by collectors since the advent of antiquarian scholarship in the Song Dynasty (960- 1279 AD).

Eskenazi exhibits recent paintings by Zeng Xiaojun

Eskenazi is proud to present the first European exhibition dedicated solely to the paintings of Zeng Xiaojun (b.1954) which will be on view from 5 October to 25 November 2016 at their gallery at 10 Clifford Street, London. One of the most significant Chinese ink painters working today, Zeng Xiaojun is also a renowned collector, scholar and contemporary champion of the age-old literati tradition. In the mid-1990s, together with Ai Weiwei and Xu Bing, Xiaojun published the pioneering ‘Red Flag’ art books in China that documented the contemporary art scene, introduced Western art and artists including Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons, and went on to influence the subsequent directions and developments of the country’s art scene.

Colnaghi opens new gallery in October 2016

Colnaghi is pleased to announce that their new gallery in London will open in October 2016. A century after the 256-year old firm moved from Pall Mall to Mayfair, they have returned to St. James’s and a 4,000 sq. ft. custom-built gallery in Bury Street where they will present Master paintings and sculptures in a fresh context suited to the 21st century. The new gallery will open with an exhibition titled Vanitas (6 October to 4 November) which will open during Frieze Week and will include approximately 30 paintings and sculptures from the 16th to the 20th centuries, all related to the theme.

'20 Pink Maos' leads Phillips auctions of 20th Century and Contemporary Art

Phillips will bring together a selection of international names in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Auctions on 5 and 6 October. This season’s auctions are led by Pop icon Andy Warhol’s '20 Pink Maos' (estimate: £4 million to £6 million), alongside important works by Mark Bradford, Sean Scully and Rudolf Stingel.

London Art Week 2016 records strong sales as international collectors, and curators gather in the galleries of Mayfair & St. James's

11 Jul 2016

The fourth edition of London Art Week drew to a successful close on Friday 8 July with participants reporting a significant number of visitors, including a notable number of international curators, and strong sales and reserves across a variety of collecting disciplines at price levels from around £1,000 to over £1 million.

London Art Week 2016: Exhibitions take Centre Stage in the Galleries of Mayfair and St. James’s from 1 to 8 July

1 Jul 2016

London Art Week, the world’s most important gallery-based celebration of pre-contemporary art, will take place in Mayfair and St. James’s from 1 to 8 July 2016 (preview on 30 June from 3pm to 8pm). Bringing together almost 50 leading specialist dealers and three auction houses, this year will present more dedicated exhibitions than ever before, and will also include nine new participants, a Thursday evening preview on 30 June, and an exclusive partnership with Art History UK, a cultural tours company specialised in the history of the capital’s art and architecture.

The Art Institute of Chicago acquires newly discovered High Renaissance painting, Christ Carrying the Cross, by Italian Master Sebastiano del Piombo

1 Jul 2016

The Art Institute of Chicago announced today the exciting acquisition of Sebastiano del Piombo’s Christ Carrying the Cross (1515/1517) to strengthen its focused collection of Italian High Renaissance painting. The first major discovery of a work by Sebastiano in recent years, it was brought to light by Colnaghi, the renowned London-based art gallery, who facilitated its transition to the museum’s world-class collection. It represents one of the most popular compositions by one of the most distinguished painters working in Rome in the first half of the 16th century. Celebrated by the founding voice of art history, Giorgio Vasari, and given major commissions by Pope Clement VII, Sebastiano was hailed both in his time and beyond as a master of inventive painting who reimagined the monumentality and power of Michelangelo’s style, and the grace and balance of Raphael’s.

The Hepworth Wakefield and Phillips present one of the largest exhibitions of late works by Barbara Hepworth in 41 years

1 Jul 2016

This summer offers a rare opportunity to see the one of the most extensive exhibitions of works by Barbara Hepworth produced in the final decade of her life. This period was one of her most prolific and experimental, yet is often overlooked.

Phillips to Offer Jean Dubuffet’s Barbe des rites in May Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art

5 May 2016

Jean Dubuffet’s Barbe des rites will be offered by Phillips on 8 May as a highlight of the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale. Offered at auction for the first time, and the first significant oil painting from the artist’s famed ‘Beard series’ to appear at auction in almost 20 years, this important work has remained in the same private collection since 1973 and has not been seen by the public since 1960, the year after its creation. It is expected to realize $1,500,000-2,500,000.

Phillips to Offer Seminal Sculpture by Jeff Koons at 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 8 May

5 May 2016

Phillips will offer Naked from Jeff Koons’ Banality Series at the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 8 May in New York. A seminal work from the pivotal series that is credited with launching the artist to international fame, it is offered at auction for the first time having been in the current collection for over 25 years. It is expected to realize $5,000,000 to $7,000,000.

London Art Week 2016: celebrating art and connoisseurship from antiquity to the 20th century

12 Apr 2016

The fourth London Art Week will take place from 1 to 8 July 2016 (Preview on 30 June). The most important gallery-based celebration of pre-contemporary art, held in the global centre of the traditional art market, this annual event unites the capital’s foremost art experts, three leading auction houses and selected international galleries, and celebrates the unparalleled expertise and extraordinary riches held within the galleries of Mayfair and St James’s. Approximately 50 participants, all situated within walking distance, open their doors to unveil new discoveries and host special exhibitions, with the event attracting connoisseurs and enthusiasts from around the world.

Rediscovered Design Masterworks Lead Phillips’ April Auction Week

12 Apr 2016

LONDON – 22 MARCH 2016 – Phillips is pleased to announce a series of three auctions dedicated to important Design from the early 20th Century to the present. The previews will be open to the public at 30 Berkeley Square, London, 22-­‐27 April. The three auctions – DESIGN, EVENING DESIGN, and TIME FOR DESIGN − will be held in the same rooms on 27-­‐28 April. Among the highlights of the EVENING DESIGN sale is a rediscovered sideboard designed by architect Eckart Muthesius for The Maharaja of Indore’s Banquet Hall at Manik Bagh Palace, one of the crowning achievements of Modernism. The sale will also include an historic carpet by Ivan da Silva Bruhn commissioned by the Maharaja for his own bedroom at the palace. Further anchoring the evening auction’s pre-­‐war section, Phillips will offer a previously unrecorded canapé by Art Deco giant Marcel Coard (1889-­‐1974). Recently discovered in Holland and authenticated by expert Amélie Marcilhac, the sofa is the second of two known examples of the model, the other of which is in the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Mauritshuis acquires Rare Floral Still Life by Savery through Colnaghi

14 Mar 2016

The Mauritshuis has acquired a masterpiece by the 17th century painter Roelant Savery (1576 – 1639) for €6.5 million, thanks to the generous support of the Bank Giro Lottery, the Rembrandt Association and a private individual. The painting, Vase of Flowers in a Stone Niche (1615), was destined to be on display at Tefaf in Maastricht. Mauritshuis knew that it had to act quickly, as it expected fierce competition for the work at the prestigious art fair, and managed to conclude the sale prior to the opening of Tefaf. The new acquisition was exhibited at Tefaf for the opening day today, and will remain on view for visitors for the duration of the fair.

Phillips 20th Century and Contemporary Art auctions achieve a combined total of £29.2 / $42.1/ €37.4 million

10 Feb 2016

Phillips 20th Century and Contemporary Art Auctions achieved a combined total of £29,237,900 / $42,102,576 / €37,424,512, selling 80% by value and 73% by lot. The pre-sale exhibition drew over 60% more visitors than the previous year, and the auctions welcomed bidders from more than 25 countries, including a significant number of new clients.

Phillips Presents Highlights from February 20th Century & Contemporary Art Auctions

18 Jan 2016

Phillips is proud to present highlights from the 9 and 10 February 20th Century & Contemporary Art Auctions. Offering over 220 lots the auction is estimated to achieve £33.7 to 48.8 million ($49 – 70.7 million / €44.6 - 64.4 million).

First Hong Kong watch auction achieves HK$117,760,750 / US$15,189,578 / €14,334,306

2 Dec 2015

Phillips, in Association with Bacs & Russo, held its inaugural sale of watches in Hong Kong, selling a Patek Philippe for HK$12,040,000 (US$1,553,000), making it the highest price ever paid for a wristwatch at auction in Asia. Overall, the Hong Kong auction realized HK$117,760,750 / US$15,189,578 / €14,334,306, selling 80% by value and 78% by lot.

ONLY WATCH charity auction totals SFr. 11.2 Million, with all proceeds to benefit research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy

7 Nov 2015

The 6th edition of the biennial Only Watch auction took place at Phillips, in association with Bacs & Russo, realising SFr. 11,268,000 / €10,366,560 / $11,268,000, the charity auction’s highest ever total. The auction offered 44 unique watches, each donated by a leading watch manufacturer, with all proceeds of the auction benefitting research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The highest price was paid for a Patek Philippe ref. 5016A which sold to a standing ovation for SFr. 7,300,000 / €6,716,000 / $7,300,000 - the highest price ever paid for a wristwatch sold at auction.

Colnaghi enters new chapter as Konrad Bernheimer announces merger with Coll & Cortés

30 Oct 2015

Colnaghi, the renowned art gallery, enters an exciting new chapter as Konrad Bernheimer, Chairman of the 255 year-old firm, announces a merger with fine art dealers Coll & Cortés (London and Madrid). Combining the strengths and expertise of both firms, and diversifying their previous offering, Colnaghi will offer European Old Master paintings, sculptures and drawings, as well as art from the Spanish-speaking world.

Eskenazi exhibits ten new paintings by celebrated contemporary ink master, Liu Dan

23 Sep 2015

Eskenazi is proud to present an exhibition of ten new paintings by Chinese contemporary master Liu Dan (b.1953), which will be on view at 10 Clifford Street, London, from 14 October to 14 November 2015. One of the most admired and accomplished Chinese contemporary artists, whose works have been exhibited recently at The British Museum (London), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and the Musée Guimet (Paris), Liu Dan is renowned for his pioneering abstract landscape compositions and depictions of scholars’ rocks executed through the masterful technique of ink painting.

Phillips contemporary art evening sale achieves £31.5 / $47.8 / €41.8 million

14 Oct 2015

Phillips Contemporary Art Evening Sale totalled £31,502,000 / $47,883,040 / €41,897,660 selling 100% by lot. “We are very pleased with tonight’s results,” said Peter Sumner, Head of the Contemporary Art, London. “We sold 100% of our lots to a broad array of buyers. The contemporary market remains a dynamic space with collectors actively engaged across multiple price points. Our international team worked hard to put together a sale that offered desirable works and we’re pleased that collectors reacted this evening with such an appetite.”

Moretti Fine Art announces new venture with Richard Knight

3 Sep 2015

Moretti Fine Art Ltd. is pleased to announce an exciting new venture with Richard Knight, the respected art dealer and former co-Chairman of Old Master and 19th century Art at Christie's. Under the banner of 'Knight Moretti', Richard Knight will operate in close association with Moretti Fine Art Ltd., one of the world's foremost dealers in Old Master paintings, and together act as dealers and agents in European Art.

Phillips announces senior appointments in 20th century and contemporary art

2 Sep 2015

Phillips is pleased to announce the appointments of Hugues Joffre as Chairman, United Kingdom and Europe, and Worldwide Head of 20th Century Art, and Jean-Paul Engelen as Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art. As leading specialists in their corresponding fields, Mr. Joffre and Mr. Engelen will strengthen Phillips' team of international specialists in the 20th Century and Contemporary Art Department, while broadening the range of art and expertise on offer.

London Art Week 2015

13 Jul 2015

This year's edition of London Art Week, the most important gallery-based celebration of traditional art, drew to a successful close on Friday 10 July reporting significant visitors, a large number of new clients, and an impressive array of sales and reserves to both international museums and private collectors.

Phillips inaugural watch auctions realise SFr 29.6 million / $31.8 million / €22.5 million

10 May 2015

The inaugural watch auctions held by Phillips, in Association with Bacs & Russo, on 9 and 10 May 2015 realised a combined total of SFr 29.6 million / $31.8 million / €28.4 million, selling 97% by lot. The auctions sold four watches for over $1 million and established multiple records including for any stainless steel wristwatch and for any Rolex sold at auction.

London Art Week 2015

20 Apr 2015

London Art Week 2015 will take place from 3 to 10 July, celebrating the exceptional riches and unparalleled expertise available within the galleries of Mayfair and St. James’s. Over 40 leading art galleries and three auction houses, including a selection of international galleries, will showcase an impressive array of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and works of art, from antiquity to the 20th century.

Every Object Tells a Story

31 Mar 2015

Oliver Hoare presents Every Object Tells a Story, a public exhibition that will take place from 6 May to 26 June 2015 at 33 Fitzroy Square, London. The exhibition will present an eclectic selection of over 250 objects primarily chosen on the basis of their historical fascination and interesting backstories, and will include relics from all round the world representing many notable names, places and events of the past 5,000 years.

Phillips announces auctions of fine collectors watches

18 Mar 2015

Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo announce details of their inaugural auctions dedicated to fine collectors’ watches that will take place on the evenings of 9 and 10 May 2015 at Hôtel La Réserve, Geneva.

Eskenazi to celebrate Chinese ceramics of the Song Dynasty (960 to 1279 AD)

13 Mar 2015

Eskenazi will present an exhibition of 30 important ceramics of the Song Dynasty from 8 to 29 May 2015 in London. The ceramics are from a highly distinguished private collection and represent almost all the principal wares of the period, widely recognised as a highpoint for ceramic art.

Phillips February auctions of Contemporary Art realise £21.1m / $32.3m / €28.5m

13 Feb 2015

Phillips February auctions of Contemporary Art in London realised a combined total of £21.1 million / $32.4 million / €28.5 million and established six new artists records (Ai Weiwei, Mark Bradford, Gavin Turk, Tatiana Trouve, Andre Butzer and Secundino Hernandez).

Phillips sets records for Ai Weiwei and Mark Bradford at February Contemporary Evening auction

13 Feb 2015

Phillips Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London on 12 February totalled £17.7 million / $26.9 million / €23.9 million, selling 93% by lot and 96% by value. Artist records were established for Ai Weiwei (Zodiac Heads / Circle of Animals - £2.8 million) and Mark Bradford (Biting the Book - £2.5 million).

Gurr Johns - art market insights

9 Feb 2015

Harry Smith, Executive Chairman of Gurr Johns, reflects on the current state of the Impressionist and Modern art market.

Ai Weiwei leads Phillips spring auctions of Contemporary Art

29 Jan 2015

Phillips Spring auctions of Contemporary Art will take place on 12 and 13 February 2015 in London and will offer an impressive selection of desirable, market-fresh works, the majority of which represent many of the most exciting artists of the past 15 years. A leading highlight is Ai Weiwei’s 'Zodiac Heads' (estimate: £2 million to £3 million).