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About Us Phillips was founded in London in 1796 by Harry Phillips formerly senior clerk to James Christie. During his first year of business, Phillips conducted 12 successful auctions and soon the business was holding sales for some of the most distinguished collectors of the day including Marie Antoinette, Beau Brummel and Napoleon. To win business, Phillips combined business acumen with a flair for showmanship introducing new ways to promote his sales such as elaborate evening receptions before auctions-an essential part of the auction business today. Phillips quickly gained the confidence of the British aristocracy and remains the only auction house ever to have held a sale inside Buckingham Palace. When he died in 1840, Harry Phillips' son, William Augustus inherited the strong and successful legacy and business. In 1879, William changed the firm's name to Messrs Phillips & Son and then in 1882, William brought his son-in-law, Frederick Neale into the business and the company was renamed again as Phillips, Son & Neale. This name remained through the 19th Century up until the 1970s when the company became Phillips. The company had a reputation for strong regional salerooms dotted throughout The British Isles. Phillips sold everything from furniture, curiosities, art, armour, coins and estate collections. In 1999, the company was bought by Bernard Arnault, the chairman of the French luxury good brand, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey (LVMH). Shortly after the transaction, Mr. Arnault merged with the esteemed private art dealers, Simon de Pury and Daniela Luxembourg who were operating the Impressionist and Modern art gallery, de Pury & Luxembourg in Zurich. The new team at Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg with headquarters on East 57th street held sales in Impressionist, American and Modern works of art in addition to watches and jewelry and design. In 2002, de Pury & Luxembourg took majority control of the company and in 2003, Simon de Pury moved the headquarters to the Meatpacking district in Chelsea which at the time was just beginning to sprout as the international art district. With a new remit to focus solely on the sale of the best works of Contemporary Art, Design, Jewelry and Photography, Phillips de Pury & Company began business in the spectacular and spacious gallery setting on 15th Street overlooking the celebrated Highline railway and Hudson River. It is in this space today, where Simon de Pury, his partners and team of specialists are dedicated to the company's unique approach to the auction market.
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Past Auctions from PHILLIPS

JOAN MIRÓ, Le grand ordonnateur (ordinateur) (The GreatM.C. ESCHER, Encounter, 34.1052631578947
Oct 28, 2013 10:00 PM UTC
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ALEX KATZ, Dog at Ducktrap, 1976
VICTOR VASARELY, Gestalt, circa 1985PABLO PICASSO, Visage aux yeux ronds (Round-Eyed Face);
Oct 28, 2013 2:00 PM UTC
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SHARON CORE, Boston Creams, 2004
ORMOND GIGLI, Models in Windows, NYC, 1960ALEX PRAGER, Kate from The Big Valley, 2008
Oct 1, 2013 2:00 PM UTC
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IRVING PENN, Three Tulips (Red Shine, Black Parrot,
VIK MUNIZ, Death and Life after Gustav Klimt fromRICHARD AVEDON, The Family
Sep 30, 2013 10:00 PM UTC
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Apr 29, 2013 2:00 PM UTC
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77: HAIM STEINBACH, Untitled (Eiffel Tower, Pepper Mill
306: JEFF KOONS, Puppy, 1998297: VARIOUS ARTSITS, Graphic USA portfolio, 1968
Nov 1, 2012 2:00 PM UTC
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2: DAVID HOCKNEY, Celia 8365 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, 1
42: ANDY WARHOL, Flash - November 22, 1963, 196872: BEATRIZ MILHAZES, Pimienta vermelha (Red Pepper), 2
Oct 31, 2012 9:00 PM UTC
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38: DR. LAKRA, Untitled (Imponente es), 2004
41: CARLOS BETANCOURT, Top of the Three Pointer (Vieque105: EMILIANO DI CAVALCANTI, Venezia, 1956
May 22, 2012 3:00 PM UTC
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1: OS GÊMEOS, Electronic Eyes, 2011
24: ALFREDO VOLPI, Fachada, circa 195014: VIK MUNIZ, La Dolce Vita (from Pictures of Chocolat
May 21, 2012 11:00 PM UTC
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2: HELMUT NEWTON, Upstairs at Maxim’s Paris, 1978 from
22: SANTE D'ORAZIO, Christy Turlington, Panoramic View 1: HELMUT NEWTON, Sie Kommen (Naked), Paris, 1981
May 17, 2012 3:00 PM UTC
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215: DAMIEN HIRST, Beautiful Exploded Aquarium Painting
247: GEORGE CONDO, Untitled, 2010169: TONY CRAGG, Level Head, 2006
May 11, 2012 2:00 PM UTC
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1: FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES, “Untitled” (Last Light), 1993
42:SETH PRICE, Repossessed Audi/Bronze Custom Job, 200919: WILLEM DE KOONING, Untitled VI, 1975
May 10, 2012 11:00 PM UTC
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114: ALESSANDRO MENDINI, Early ‘Poltrona di Proust’, ci
156: FINN JUHL, Armchair, model no. NV 45, circa 194522: LUCIE RIE, Bowl, circa 1980
Apr 26, 2012 3:00 PM UTC
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51: FRANK STELLA, Talladega Three II, from the Circuits
94: JOSEPH BEUYS, Felt Suit, 197043: JOAN MIRO, Le permissionnarie, 1974
Apr 25, 2012 10:00 PM UTC
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206: A Superb Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Ring.
6: A Set of Coral Jewelry.122: TIFFANY & CO., A Diamond Ring.
Apr 19, 2012 8:00 PM UTC
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29: EDWARD WESTON, Charis, Santa Monica, 1936
227: ELLIOTT ERWITT, California, 1955125: ROBERT MAPPLETHROPE, Lisa Lyon, 1980
Apr 4, 2012 2:00 PM UTC
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2: ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ, Fishermen Behind Notre Dame, Paris, 1
28: ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ, Flowers for Elizabeth, New York, 19727: ELEANOR PARKE CUSTIS, Penguins Three, 1939
Apr 4, 2012 2:00 PM UTC
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6: DAN COLEN, The son of a white man (Air force pilot /
30: TAKASHI MURAKAMI, Eye Love SUPERFLAT, 20048: ANSELM REYLE, Untitled, 2005
Mar 9, 2012 12:00 AM UTC
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5: SARA VANDERBEEK, The Field Glass, 2006
139: PETER TUNNEY, BLAH BLAH BLAH, 201141: JOSH SMITH, Untitled, 2007
Mar 8, 2012 5:00 PM UTC
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127: VICTOR VASARELY, Axo-Pir, 1976–c. 1990
138: GERHARD RICHTER, Untitled, 1994232: CY TWOMBLY, Roman Notes VI from Roman Notes, 1970
Feb 17, 2012 2:00 PM UTC
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4: CHRISTOPHER WOOL, Untitled, 1988
22: WALEAD BESHTY, FedEx® Kraft Box© 2005: FedEx Standa24: DAMIEN HIRST, Sensation, 2003
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103: ANDY WARHOL,Liz, 1964
254: JEFF KOONS,Balloon Dog Blue, 2002101: ROBERT INDIANA, Ahava: two impressions, 1993
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176: LINE VAUTRIN, Mirror, ca. 1955
174: CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Rare and large 'Bahut' sideboa203: MATHIAS BENGTSSON, "Slice" armchair, ca. 1999
Dec 14, 2011 7:00 PM UTC
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63: GEORGES CHEVALIER, The "Jets d'eau" chandelier, fro
53: EMILE-JACQUES RUHLMANN, Pair of "Gonse" armchairs, 66: PIERRE CHAREAU, Important desk, model no. MB 405, a
Dec 13, 2011 9:00 PM UTC
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