Charity, New York

Phillips to Host Online-Only Charity Auction Benefiting Robin Hood #COVID-19

Auction4NYC to Open for Bidding on 1 May,
With 100% of Proceeds Supporting New Yorkers in Need

Albert Oehlen
Chemical Schmutzli, 2004
Estimate: $800,000-1,200,000

NEW YORK – 17 APRIL 2020Phillips and poverty-fighting organization Robin Hood are proud to jointly announce
Auction4NYC, an online-only charity sale that will be open for bidding on 1 May, closing in conjunction with Robin
Hood’s virtual benefit on 11 May. The auction will benefit Robin Hood’s COVID-19 relief efforts and support frontline
non-profits in New York City through food, housing, job security, education, health, and cash assistance programs
to benefit vulnerable New Yorkers. Auction4NYC will feature artworks generously donated by leading contemporary
artists, galleries, and collectors who have each demonstrated their unwavering commitment to helping New York in
this time of need.

Mimi Lauter
Untitled (Devotional Flower Landscape), 2018
Estimate: $25,000-35,000

“Robin Hood has been fighting poverty in New York City for more
than three decades so we’re no strangers to helping in a crisis,
but this pandemic has taken more lives than 9/11 and
Superstorm Sandy combined,” said Robin Hood’s Founder, Paul
Tudor Jones. “We realize that even once we get past the current
medical emergency, we will be left with its aftermath, which will
hit New York’s poorest and most vulnerable hardest of all. Robin
Hood is in this fight for the long haul and now more than ever, we
must not only act generously, but creatively. We are grateful to
partner with Phillips and the New York art world to do just that.
It’s all hands on deck as we rebuild our great city.”


Follow #Auction4NYC on social channels for more information
and sale highlights.

Auction: 1-11 May

Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewelry, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting.
Auctions and exhibitions are held at salesrooms in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world. In addition to providing selling and buying opportunities through auction, Phillips brokers private sales and offers assistance with appraisals, valuations, and other financial services. Visit for further information.
*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium; prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer’s premium.
Founded in 1988, Robin Hood finds, fuels, and creates the most impactful and scalable solutions lifting families out of poverty in New York City, with models that can work across the country. Robin Hood invests nearly $120 million annually to provide legal services, housing, meals, workforce development training, education programs, and more to families in poverty in New York City.
Robin Hood tracks every program with rigorous metrics, and since Robin Hood’s Board of Directors covers all overhead, 100 percent of every donation goes directly to the poverty fight. Learn more at and follow Robin Hood on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



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