New Sales Heads at Phillips: Benjamin Godsill for ‘Under the Influence,’ Laura Gonzalez for Latin American

Ben Godsill. (Courtesy Bill Powers/Exhibition A)

Ben Godsill. (Courtesy Bill Powers/Exhibition A)

Benjamin Godsill has been named the head of Phillips’s Under the Influence sales in New York, according to a source at the auction house.

Mr. Godsill joined Phillips as a specialist in contemporary art in 2012 (when it was still Phillips de Pury & Co.), and over the last two seasons has worked on developing Under the Influence, a contemporary sale that occurs pre-season. Focusing on emerging and established artists, it acts as a kind of barometer for the upcoming auction season.

In other Phillips news, Laura Gonzalez is now the head of Latin American sales. She joined the auction house in 2011.

Mazel!

New Sales Heads at Phillips: Benjamin Godsill for ‘Under the Influence,’ Laura Gonzalez for Latin American