On February 5, Phillips Southampton will reopen to preview highlights from its upcoming New Now auction. Launching Phillips’ spring sales in New York on March 3, this mid-season sale represents a unique opportunity to discover an exciting selection of artworks by both established and emerging artists at a wide range of price points.
Caitlin Keogh, Untitled (Leaves), 2015
Highlights include a group of works by in-demand artists such as Matthew Wong, Joy Labinjo, Lucas Arruda, Caitlin Keogh, Henry Taylor and Vaughn Spann. “We’re excited to kick off the season with such a stellar roster of artists, many of whom Phillips achieved auction records for in our New York and Hong Kong sales this past December,” says Patrizia Koenig, Associate Specialist and Head of New Now. Known for championing up-and-coming talent, the New Now sale also features works by such artists as Caitlin Keogh, Jammie Holmes, and Nikki Maloof, among many others.
Joy Labinjo, Two Women in Conversation, 2019
A beautiful landscape painting by Matthew Wong will greet visitors as they enter the gallery, offering an opportunity to experience the artist’s much lauded painterly virtuosity. One of the gems, adds Koenig, is a painting by McArthur Binion coming from the esteemed Collection of The Pamela and William Royall Collection. “It’s one of those works best seen in person to fully appreciate the remarkable nuance and complex technique underlying Binion’s minimalist yet densely autobiographical abstractions.”
Eric Fischl, Untitled (Man on Beach with Daughter), 1983
Beyond the highlights themselves, Phillips Southampton marks an important dialogue for this moment and the history of the locale. “When I was there in August, I felt like collectors out there were really eager and hungry to see art,” says Koenig. “It’s exciting to be part of the vibrant art community here.” Particularly within the context of the Hampton’s artist-colony tradition, “we’re also very happy to be exhibiting a delightful work by local artist Eric Fischl that has us longing for summer days.”
Katherine, Bradford Couples Swim, 2015
“In the past year, we’ve seen a remarkable level of digital engagement, both in terms of online bidding and a noticeable ease of engaging with art through virtual platforms,” she continues. “But our space in Southhampton has importantly also been testament to the importance of physically seeing art and the serendipitous moments that come with it.”
McArthur Binion, Looking for White: One, 2013
Highlights from New Now will be on view February 5 – 14 Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-6pm at Phillips Southampton, ahead of the auction on March 3.
Photography by: courtesy of Phillips Southampton