With blue-chip galleries like Hauser & Wirth Pace, Skarstedt, Van de Weghe, and others having recently opened new outposts on New York’s Long Island, Phillips revealed on Thursday that it will open a space in Southampton. The auction house, which joins Sotheby’s and Christie’s in expanding to the Hamptons, will open its new outpost on August 14 with a curated exhibition of 20th-century and contemporary art, as well as design pieces, jewelry, and watches.
Phillips has taken up residence in a two-story, 6,000-square-foot space at 1 Hampton Road, which once served as Southampton Town Hall and has been redesigned by studioMDA. The inaugural show at the space will feature 70 works previewing some of the auction house’s forthcoming sales, including the 20th-century and contemporary art evening and day sales set for November and its online-only “Phillips x Artsy: Endless Summer” sale.
Among the major lots set to hit the block in Southampton is Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1982 painting Portrait of A-One A.K.A King, which is estimated to sell for $10 million to $15 million at the November evening sale of 20th-century and contemporary art, along with works by Ruth Asawa, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Matthew Wong, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Nicolas Party, and others.Continue Reading