Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Auctions: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, October 13 and 14, 2010 @Phillips London

Phillips is up first during Frieze week, with its pair of Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales in London on the 13th and 14th. Overall, there are few photographic standouts in this selection, with a total of 36 lots of photography available across the two sales, and a Total High Estimate for photography of £657000.

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000): 3
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): £13000

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000): 25
Total Mid Estimate: £349000

Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000): 8
Total High Estimate: £295000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 212, Andreas Gursky, Cairo Übersicht, 1993, at £35000-45000. (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):

Vik Muniz (5)
Florian Maier-Aichen (4)
Vanessa Beecroft (2)
Luigi Ghirri (2)
Andreas Gursky (2)
Candida Höfer (2)
Dash Snow (2)
Hiroshi Sugimoto (2)

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

Contemporary Art Evening Sale
October 13th

Contemporary Art Day Sale
October 14th

Phillips De Pury & Company
Howick Place
London SW1P 1BB

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