Beginning on 8 April, Phillips will host a series of themed, cross-category online-only auctions throughout April and May. An auction of Editions and Works on Paper will kick off the series on 8 April, followed by two concurrent sales – Current Mood and Desktop – which open for bidding on 15 April. The Editions sale, which will run online until 16 April, will feature 50 lots by both modern and contemporary masters. Current Mood will be dedicated solely to contemporary art, while Desktop will offer a selection of contemporary art, editions, and design, with works by Katherine Bernhardt, Donald Judd, and Donna Huanca, among others.
“Phillips has long-recognized the importance of digital engagement, and clients have embraced this new way of collecting, said Katherine Lukacher and Charlotte Gibbs, Co-Heads of Phillips’ Online-Only Sales. “Our entire team around the globe has worked quickly to adapt to these rapidly changing circumstances and we are happy to have the opportunity to connect with our collecting community during this difficult time, offering works by an exceptional group of artists and makers through this constant stream of activity on our digital platform. As we practice social distancing across the globe, it has been wonderful to see the many unique and creative ways that people are able to stay connected with one another and how they are sharing their reality through powerful imagery, beauty, and humour.”
Editions will open for bidding on 8 April, offering a selection of both editioned and unique art made from 1970 to 2016. Among the highlights are unique works on paper by Mr., Mark di Suvero, and Larry Bell; multiples by Rob Pruitt, Walter Early, Tony Feher, Victor Vasarely, Yoshitomo Nara, and Karen Kilimnik; and photo-based works by Mickalene Thomas, Marilyn Minter, Mario Testino, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Works by Takashi Murakami and Alexander Calder, Damien Hirst, and Richard Prince will also be on offer.
Further details of the additional online-only sales will be announced in the coming weeks.