Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

    Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Achieves $31 Million, Showcasing Strength

    Across All Levels of the Market

    New Auction Records Set for Jenna Gribbon, Calvin Marcus, Belkis Ayón, Felipe Baeza, and Denyse Thomasos

    New York,19 May 2022

    Day Sale Total: $31,024,610 / £29,323,351 / €24,884,614

    COMBINED TOTAL FOR THE WEEK: $255,931,560 / £211,090,899 / €239,342,387

    Annie Dolan and Patrizia Koenig, Co-Heads of the Day Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, said, “On the heels of a historic $225 million Evening Sale, Phillips continues to fuel the ascent of the middle market. The breadth of art on offer in our Day Sale drew a truly global audience, resulting in deep bidding throughout, leading to a total of $31 million and selling 91% sold by lot. Belkis Ayón, Felipe Baeza, and Jenna Gribbon soared to new heights, all achieving world auction records. Collectors internationally fought for sought-after works by rising stars Rafa Macarrón, Jason Boyd Kinsella, and Flora Yukhnovich, while post-war works by established names including Robert Indiana, Jean- Michel Basquiat, George Condo, Gerhard Richter, and Louise Nevelson saw remarkable outperformance over their pre-sale estimates. With this week’s results, the unwavering strength of the market across all levels is clear.”


    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.

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