Even as it adapted to changing market conditions imposed by the pandemic, Phillips gained ground in auction totals, global reach, and the number of high-value lots it sold. At the same time, it furthered its long-held reputation as the auction house that creates markets for new artists.
Join us as Phillips CEO Edward Dolman talks about the importance of Asia in the art market’s future and his company’s alliance with Poly Auction in China. He’ll also speak about the new Phillips auction rooms and exhibition space in New York, and provide insight as to how Phillips maintains its read on the pulse of the emerging art market.
Chief Executive Officer, Phillips
Edward Dolman joined Phillips as Chief Executive Officer in 2014, with over three decades of experience in the art world. In a remarkably short time, he has guided the company through a period of impressive expansion. This includes the recruitment of numerous globally-respected senior experts, the growth of a worldwide network of regional offices and representatives in the Americas, Europe and Asia and the opening of the new headquarters in London’s Berkeley Square. He was also responsible for the expansion of the business into Asia, with the opening of a salesroom in Hong Kong which established Phillips as a major competitor in the region.
Mr. Dolman oversaw the formation of the 20th century art department, combining modern, post war and contemporary art in sales aligned to the taste of a new community of global collectors, the launch of a market-leading watch department, the creation of a Private Sales team, and began an unprecedented period of innovation for the company through his digital-first approach. During his tenure, overall sales at the company have more than doubled.
Prior to joining Phillips, Mr. Dolman served as Director of the office of Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chairperson of the Qatar Museums Authority. In 2012 Mr. Dolman was also appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Qatar Museums. While in these roles Mr. Dolman developed a wide-ranging ten-year strategic plan for the development of arts and culture in the State of Qatar and focused on the development of a cultural diplomacy program which included the highly successful 2013 Qatar/UK Year of Culture.
President and Editorial Director, Art Media
Marion Maneker is president and editorial director of Art Media, the Penske Media Corporation division that includes ARTnews, Art in America, and Art Market Monitor. Maneker has covered the art market for more than 20 years at New York magazine, the New York Times, and the New York Sun, and then through Art Market Monitor, which he founded in 2008.