Phillips Auction House Expands West Coast Presence with New Los Angeles Gallery Space

Rendering of Phillips Los Angeles, located at 9041 Nemo Street
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Phillips Auction House expands West Coast presence With a new gallery space in Los Angeles

Phillips LA will open in October 2022 in West Hollywood, with the region’s most experienced team of specialists

LOS ANGELES – JULY 14, 2022 – After a record season, Phillips Auction House is proud to announce the opening of its first gallery in Los Angeles as part of the company’s continued global expansion and its engagement in the West Coast region. Phillips Los Angelesthe new West Hollywood outpost, will be located at 9041 Nemo Street, the heart of Los Angeles’ arts and culture scene, reaffirming the importance of the West Coast in the global marketplace.

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Opening in October 2022, Phillips Los Angeles will host exhibitions of traveling auction highlights from New York, London, Hong Kong and Geneva, as well as private sales exhibitions specially curated for the space, panel discussions and events. Over the past six years, Phillips has invested significantly in the region, having assembled Los Angeles’ most experienced team of specialists in the auction industry, including Blake Koh, Regional Manager, Los Angeles; Rebekah Bowling, Senior Specialist, Head of 21st Century Art; and Meaghan Roddy, Design Manager, West Coast.

“The West Coast has been instrumental, not only in the evolution of today’s art market, but also in the trajectory of the entire post-war and contemporary art scene. Countless artists and creators have found inspiration here in California and I am thrilled to be part of the founding team of Phillips Los Angeles. We look forward to sharing all that Phillips is famous for with the Los Angeles community,” said Blake Koh, Senior Specialist and Los Angeles Regional Manager. “From 20th century and contemporary art, editions, design and photography to jewelry and watches, Phillips Los Angeles will bring the best to the vibrant community of collectors here in the city, and we look forward to welcoming all the world through our doors in West Hollywood when we open in October.”

The West Coast is an increasingly important region for collecting art, design, jewelry and watches. In addition to working with several major collections in the region, Phillips has seen a 30% increase in California-based buyers from spring 2021 to 2022 alone.

Stephen Brooks, CEO of Phillips, said, “We are proud to take this opportunity to expand Phillips’ global footprint with permanent gallery space in the heart of Los Angeles, as we simultaneously open a new, state-of-the-art saleroom in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. It has become clear, now more than ever, that the market is truly international. As we break down barriers and expand our reach, we look forward to deepening our relationships with our community of collectors around the world. ”

Formation Association has been named architect of Phillips Los Angeles and will work closely with Phillips to design 2,600 square feet of new gallery space.

Click here for more information: https://www.phillips.com/losangeles

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© 2022 Milton Avery Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

© 2022 Milton Avery Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2022 Eddie Martinez / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York