NEW YORK, NY.- eBay
announced a new partnership that unites the worlds most vibrant online marketplace with the contemporary art and design-focused international auction house. Through eBays live auctions platform, online buyers will gain access to Phillips highly regarded 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, and Watches and Jewelry auctions.
Over the next year, Phillips will offer live-streaming auctions on eBay, beginning on September 17 in New York with New Now, a sale of collectible contemporary art, which focuses on what is happening right now in the contemporary art world. eBays global audience will be able to participate in auctions on the eBay marketplace using the companys world-class software solutions and bidding technology. Auctions will be promoted by both Phillips and eBay, and will give buyers the ability to participate in traditional live auctions through real-time bidding.
Were excited to partner with such a well-respected international auction house specializing in contemporary art, underscoring our commitment in the art and collectibles space, said Linda Campbell, divisional merchandise manager for Art & Collectibles at eBay. Founded over 200 years ago, Phillips is a dynamic auction house that sells some of the worlds most important contemporary works of art, which were thrilled to make more accessible to our global eBay community and Phillips clients alike.
Both eBay and Phillips have vast experience in the art and collectibles space, providing sellers around the world with the platforms to remain competitive, while offering buyers access to highly regarded and hard-to-find artwork and design objects. The partnership marks the continued commitment by both companies to invest in digital services to meet the evolving needs of todays buyers and sellers.
This is a significant initiative that allows Phillips clients to easily access our sales and bid on collectible art and design on a platform that spans the globe, said Phillips Chairman and CEO Edward Dolman. Phillips digital strategy has become an increasingly important aspect of the business, and this initiative is one more step in establishing Phillips as an international leader.
The eBay marketplace provides a virtual entrance to live auction events, giving millions of active online buyers access to some of the worlds most established artists, designers, and makers, as well as emerging names in art and design.