Phillips unveiled their new headquarters on 30 Berkeley Square in London with "A Very Short History of Contemporary Sculpture", an exhibition curated by Francesco Bonami. The exhibit included sculptures by artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Katharina Fritsch, and Lygia Clark, and a light installation by James Turrell also demonstrated the new building's dynamic nature.

The new space is set to draw a larger crowd than Howick Place, where Phillips has held their auctions in London until now. The building is designed by the award winning architectural practice Aukett Swanke, who have made sure that the auction house holds the same standard as the building Phillips has in New York. The Mayfair building has a substantial and lavish show room, customized exhibition areas and lighting by Studio ZNA. With high ceilings and movable walls, the new structure will be able to accommodate exhibits of all kinds.

Phillips Contemporary Art Evening Auction on October 15 will be the first sale in the new space. Highlights from the sale include pieces by Richard Prince, Israel Lund and Antonio Saura.

 

Find all of Phillips' current auctions here.

 

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