Phillips and Artsy are pleased to announce Summer School, a co-curated selection of 45 artworks for new and seasoned collectors alike. This online-only auction is the first ever collaborative sale between the two companies.
Summer School was conceived as a way to give new collectors an opportunity to bid on some of the same exciting names they’d see in a Phillips contemporary auction, yet exclusively online and at more approachable prices. Each lot in the auction will be accompanied by insights from our seasoned specialists on a range of established and emerging artists, including Tom Wesselmann, Analia Saban, Jim Dine and Katherine Bernhardt.
Additionally, from 19 – 25 July, a selection of works from the auction will be exhibited at Phillips New York at 450 Park Avenue.
Megan Newcome, Phillips’ Director of Digital Strategy, said, “Online sales have become an integral part of the auction business and Artsy has made a significant impact on this front. Our partnership with them has allowed us to expand the reach of our live auctions to a younger, technology-forward collector community. We are excited to build on the success of this ongoing partnership and work with them in a new capacity by collaborating on Summer School, our first online-only sale together.”
“When Artsy debuted the live auction technology one year ago, with Phillips as one of our launch partners, we knew providing Artsy’s global collecting base with the opportunity to engage in live auctions in real time would be a key value-add for our partners and users alike,” said Artsy’s Head of Auctions Devang Thakkar. “Now, we’re excited to see Artsy’s audience of online bidders help expand our partners’ existing calendars via new sales like Summer School. This is also a showcase for property sourced through Artsy’s growing consignment referral service that allows users to sell works for their collections with top-tier auction houses like Phillips.”