Phillips’ New Now Sale Sets 17 World Auction Records and Achieves £6.3 Million, the Highest Total for a New Now Sale in London

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  • July 14, 2021

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Phillips’ New Now Sale Sets 17 World Auction Records and Achieves £6.3 Million, the Highest Total for a New Now Sale in London

 

London, 13 July 2021

Sale Total: £6,387,515 / $8,849,902 / €7,475,309

 

Lots Sold: 193 | Lots Offered: 224

Sold by Lot: 86% | Sold by Value: 94%

 

Simon Tovey, Head of New Now, London, said “We are thrilled to end Phillips’ live auction season with a record-breaking London New Now sale once again. The strength of the market was demonstrated through the enthusiasm and depth of bidding from bidders across 48 countries worldwide. In true New Now style, six artists made their debut onto the secondary market and 17 auction records were achieved. The sale was led by Andy Warhol’s Flowers, marking the most expensive work ever to be sold in a London New Now auction. It was an honour to offer and sell 100% of the works donated by contemporary artists whose works featured in the Stella McCartney A to Z Manifesto, the proceeds of which will go to charities chosen by each artist respectively. We were also delighted to sell the works donated by Africa First to benefit the Africa First Artist Residency Program, with almost £220,000 raised for this fantastic cause. The positive response from our collecting community over what has been a whirlwind of a year has been truly humbling, and we look forward to continuing this great momentum into the next season.”

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