Paddle8 is the auction house for the 21st-century collector.
We give the global collecting community unprecedented access
to online auctions of high-caliber inventory.
We believe that collecting should be an exercise in passion, not patience. We’ve streamlined the buying and selling experience, combining the excitement and expertise of an auction house with intuitive technology of the 21st century. With Paddle8, you’re connected to the most covetable art and objects, sourced from a worldwide network and evaluated by connoisseurs, in an elegant format that’s as enticing as the works themselves.
Paddle8 launched in 2011 by co-founders Alexander Gilkes (an LVMH veteran and chief auctioneer at Phillips), Aditya Julka (a serial entrepreneur and Harvard MBA), Osman Khan (a Perella Weinberg investment banker and Harvard MBA) and founding team Andrea Hill, and Hikari Yokoyama (a curator and Deitch Projects alumna).
Today, Paddle8 is a team of art, collectibles, and technology experts, servicing an audience of discerning collectors from more than 90 countries from offices in New York, London, and Los Angeles.
Our auctions showcase a dynamic range of collectible works — Post‐War and Contemporary Art, Prints and Multiples, Photographs, Street Art, Collectibles, and more curated by our expert specialists and offered in benefit, timed and buy‐now auction formats.
We invite individual collectors to consign their works to sell at auction or via private sales to our global network of more than 600,000 members. Because we value your comfort and discretion, we never disclose results or publish sales in price databases.
In addition, we partner with more than 350 celebrated cultural institutions and charities worldwide as well as international tastemakers on special auctions to help collectors access the extraordinary, discover new passions, and make a difference through philanthropy.