Thursday, June 24, 2010

Auctions: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, June 29 and 30, 2010 @Phillips London

Phillips is up second next week with its pair of Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales in London. Gilbert & George, Thomas Ruff and Olafur Eliasson provide the top five lots. Overall, there are a total of 46 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate of £1208000.

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000): 4
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): £17000

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000): 25
Total Mid Estimate: £356000

Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000): 17
Total High Estimate: £835000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 21, Gilbert & George, Damned Buddleia, 1980, at £150000-200000. (Image at right, top, via Phillips.)

Here is the list of the photographers who are represented by more than one lot in the two sales (with the number of lots in parentheses):

Thomas Ruff (4)
Elger Esser (2)
Gilbert & George (2)
Candida Höfer (2)
Roni Horn (2)
Hélio Oiticica (2)
Hiroshi Sugimoto (2)

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening) and here (Day).

Contemporary Art Evening Sale
June 29th

Contemporary Art Day Sale
June 30th

Phillips De Pury & Company
Howick Place
London SW1P 1BB

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