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Alexander Gilkes


New York, US



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.

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

Alexander Gilkes’ Newsfeed

14 May 2018
Paddle8 and amfAR Gala Cannes to Team Up for Auction

Alexander Gilkes, Co-founder and President of Paddle8 told Art Zealous, “Paddle8 specializes in helping nonprofit organizations expand their fundraising efforts. We are thrilled to partner with amfAR Gala Cannes, as one of the marquee philanthropic events in the world.”

03 May 2018
Verisart brings blockchain certification to the global art auction market

Paddle8 co-founder and President Alexander Gilkes says P8Pass “has the potential to significantly reduce transaction costs for the trade with art & collectibles and broaden the market by including new buyers encouraged by authentication process simplicity and transaction safety offered by the P8Pass blockchain product, the risks traditionally being the primary reason for affluent consumers to stay away from the art trade.”

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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.
Jan 2018 - Present
Basel, CH
The Native SA is an international technology & media company which services global corporate clients with e-commerce, data analytics & blockchain technologies, payment services, customer support and content & digital marketing.
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Alexander Gilkes’ Education

1992 - 1997