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Monday, March 7, 2011
Auction: Under the Influence, March 8, 2011 @Phillips
Phillips follows up the bustle of the New York art fairs with a lower end sale of Contemporary Art scheduled for tomorrow. Out of a total of 287 lots on offer, there are 55 lots of photography mixed in, with a total High estimate for photography of $532500.
Here's the statistical breakdown:
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000): 40 Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): $215500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000): 15 Total Mid Estimate: $317000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000): 0 Total High Estimate: NA
The top lot by High estimate is lot 143, VikMuniz, After Mark Rothko (from Pictures of Colors), 2001, at $30000-40000.
The following is the list of the photographers represented by two or more lots in this sale (with the number of lots on offer in parentheses):
Katy Grannan (4) Ryan McGinley (4)
Vanessa Beecroft (2)
Anna Gaskell (2)
Sarah Jones (2)
Barbara Kruger (2)
Florian Maier-Aichen (2)
Gabriel Orozco (2)
Richard Prince (2)
(Lot 88, Barbara Kruger, OhneTitel -Evil, 2001, at $20000-30000, at right, top, lot 105, MatthiasHoch, Ravensburg #24, 2002, at $3000-4000, image at right, bottom, and lot 108, WalterNiedermayr, Dachstein 1, 1997, at $10000-15000, image at right, middle, all via Phillips.)
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.