Carol Vogel gets the announcement that Edward Dolman has been appointed CEO of Phillips:
The Mercury Group has deep pockets and a big vision. It moved Phillips’s Manhattan headquarters from scrappy premises in the meatpacking district to Park Avenue and 57th Street. Two years ago, it also bought a large building at 30 Berkeley Square in the Mayfair section of London for $160 million, and is transforming it into a luxurious home.
Michael McGinnis, its current chief executive, is staying at Phillips, Mr. Dolman said, as the company’s chief business getter.
Phillips sells contemporary art, design, photography, limited edition prints and jewelry. But Mr. Dolman said he plans to “look into expanding into different categories.” He is expected to lure talent from Christie’s and Sotheby’s to Phillips. For now he is not saying.
An Auctioneer Comes Back to the Business (NYTimes.com)