BASTIAAN WOUDT: ESSENCE — the Dutch artist’s first solo exhibition in New York — comprises 13 last-in-edition works.
ULTIMATE STEVEN KLEIN: From A Master’s Archive
Unique Polaroids by Steven Klein offer a window into the intimate relationship between photographer and subject.
Paris: Among the Greatest of Modern Muses
Our montage is a lively tribute to Parisian photographers throughout the 20th Century and others around the world who followed the siren call of the City of Light to find the greatest inspirations of their careers.
ULTIMATE: Young Artists from Africa
Three ULTIMATE works on offer exclusively in our 21 November London Photographs auction that are as exceptional as the artists behind the lenses.
Letters from Abroad
We pass the pen to our London Photographs team, who illuminate a stunning selection of works on offer.
Specialist Picks: On Identity and New York City
Our New York Photographs team shares some of their favorite works on offer in the 11 October auction.
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Impressions Parisiennes: Une Collection de Photographies
30 November 2023 • Paris
21 November 2023 • London
11 October 2023 • New York
Inside the Photograph: Further Selections from the Peter C. Bunnell Collection
10 October 2023 - 17 October 2023 • New York
SPOTLIGHT: Photographs from A Private London Collection Online Auction
7 July 2023 - 14 July 2023 • London
19 May 2023 • London
News and Results
1 February 2024
PhillipsX to Host New York Selling Exhibition Dedicated to the Vision of Bastiaan WoudtRead More
Working Directly with the Leading Photographer, Exhibition to Present 13 Last-Available Works
30 November 2023
Henri Cartier-Bresson leads Phillips’ Paris Auction Impressions Parisiennes: Une Collection de PhotographiesRead More
9 November 2023
Phillips Presents Highlights of the London Photographs Auction on 21 NovemberRead More
ULTIMATE is Led by Nick Knight’s Portraits of Devon and Kate, Accompanied by Seven Auction Debuts
The Photographs Department
Phillips' Photographs department leads the field by anticipating and engaging with ever-evolving collecting trends. Distinguished by our balanced presentation of classic and contemporary works, we achieve top results across all genres, from current stars to masters who have come to define the medium.
Our high standards for quality and long-standing relationships with collectors are the foundations of our success. These key characteristics enabled us to set more than 100 world auction records for renowned artists spanning the history of the medium from the 19th century to today, including the world auction record for Helmut Newton with Sie Kommen, Paris (Dressed and Naked), 1981, achieving $1,820,000 in April 2019, breaking our previous auction record for the artist.
The Photographs department realizes robust results for our single-owner sale consignors, champions new talent—setting incredible sale-price precedents when introducing Alex Prager, Ruud Van Empel and Awol Erizku to auction—and continually innovates our sales. ULTIMATE, our unique platform in London features exclusive auction highlights and showcases rare-to-market masterworks; past partners for ULTIMATE include Vogue and Calvin Klein.
Our tenured International Photographs department—headquartered in New York and London, with representatives strategically positioned across the globe—cultivates connections with key market figures, from curators and collectors to advisors and dealers. Our ability to produce consistent, substantial returns while setting world auction records reflects our profound commitment to our clients and our ability to bring premier examples of the medium to auction.
If you are interested in receiving a valuation, selling your photographs with Phillips, or would like advice on growing your collection, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 212 940 1252.
Click to view our successful single-owner collections and private sales:
- Passion & Humanity: The Susie Tompkins Buell Collection
- The Odyssey of Collecting: Photographs from Joy of Giving Something Foundation
- A Constant Pursuit: Photographs from the Collection of Ed Cohen & Victoria Shaw
- Important Photographs from the Collection of Dr. Anthony Terrana
- Photographs from the Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago
- Selections from The Thomas Walther Collection
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