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Auction house Phillips partners with Tumblr for its first ever digital art auction, selling YouTube videos and video game screenshots

Although its main focus has been on contemporary art and design in the last decade, Phillips has never held an auction dedicated to digital art—until now. The historic international auction house partnered with Tumblr (undoubtedly one of the most popular platforms used by emerging and established digital artists to share their work) for Paddles ON!, an exhibition and auction curated by Lindsay Howard that showcases …

Win a Trip to Frieze in NYC

We partner with Paddle8, The Standard and SmartFlyer to get you there

Since 2012 the London-based contemporary art fair, Frieze, has presented its New York outpost each spring. This year we’ve partnered with online collecting destination Paddle8 to present an artful getaway package. Luxury travel agency SmartFlyer is handling flights, Frieze New York is offering a private guided tour, The Standard East Village will put you up for three nights and feed you a meal at the …

Shinola + WorkOf Benefit Auction for Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Designers from NYC and LA create one-off holiday ornaments worth keeping

Detroit-based Shinola and online maker marketplace WorkOf have come together to spread some holiday cheer with a special showcase auction run by Paddle8. They’ve tapped designers from the East and West Coasts to create unique, one-off ornaments that put the ubiquitous bauble to shame. Many familiar names abound like Chen & Kai, Helen Levi (who made a hangable miniature of her sought-after ceramic mugs), Surname …