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Alexander Gilkes

Paddle8

New York, US

Co-Founder

Paddle8

Alexander Gilkes
Biography
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’ Newsfeed

23 Jan 2018
Paddle8 to allow cryptocurrency in online auctions

The online auction company Paddle8 announced that it will merge with the Swiss technology company The Native and introduce blockchain-based sales. 

23 Jan 2018
New York Times
Paddle8, Online Art Auctioneer, Is Merging With Swiss Tech Company

“This is a way for us to show we can better align with a new generation of collectors,” Alexander Gilkes, a founder of Paddle8, said in a telephone interview.

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Alexander Gilkes’ Background

Co-Founder
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