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Alexander Gilkes


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Alexander Gilkes
Alexander Gilkes is the co-founder of Paddle8, the auction house for the 21st century. He was formerly one of the youngest executives at LVMH and served as Chief Auctioneer at Phillips de Pury, where he hammered down new records for the company, including a $56-million Rothko. Widely recognized as the leading auctioneer of his generation, he has wielded the gavel for causes from the Guggenheim to Elton John’s Academy Awards auction. In total, Alexander has sold over $1 billion of art and design. Raised in London and educated at Eton, he has been based in New York since 2008.

Personal Business Advice

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.

Alexander Gilkes’s Newsfeed

28 Feb 2017
PR Newswire
25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party Hosted By Sir Elton John And

The dinner was followed by a lively auction conducted by Alexander Gilkes of Paddle8, which featured a Barrie Wentzell fine art print Elton John Bernie Taupin , Hampstead Heath, 1970; BVLGARI...

24 Jan 2017
Fast Company
Be Inspired By These Creative Leaders Who Are Changing The World

Fast Company is excited to announce the addition of 170 new members to the Most Creative People in Business, an exclusive group of influencers in business from across the economy and around the globe...FINANCE AND COMMERCE... Alexander Gilkes, cofounder of Paddle8...

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Alexander Gilkes’ Background

Jan 2011 - Present
London, UK
Paddle8 is the auction house for the 21st-century collector. Paddle8 gives a global community of passionate collectors unprecedented access to online auctions of high - caliber inventory. They partner with celebrated cultural institutions and international tastemakers on special auctions to help collectors access the extraordinary and discover new passions.
Director and Chief Auctioneer
Jul 2008 - Sep 2010
London, UK
Phillips is the destination for international collectors to buy and sell the world’s most important contemporary works of art. Headquartered in New York and London, with offices throughout the world.
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Alexander Gilkes’ Education

1992 - 1997