StudioMDA Converts 1925 Town Hall into Phillips Southampton Auction House

Photography courtesy of Phillips.

Since the onset of COVID-19, urbanites have fled cities for greener, less-populated pastures. Arts entities took note, and some responded quickly with satellite sites, pop-up and permanent. One such is Phillips auction house, which hired StudioMDA to convert a 1925 former town hall by William A. LaFon into Phillips Southampton on the East End of Long Island. The 6,000-square-foot interior is hosting themed exhibitions in advance of upcoming auctions, such as Editions and Photographs, both in New York in October, which will be selling such works as an Alex Katz screen print, a Joan Miró etching, and a Christian Marclay chromogenic print (below).

Photography courtesy of Phillips.
Photography courtesy of Phillips.
Photography courtesy of Phillips.

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