Friday, May 13, 2011

Auction: Photographs, May 19, 2011 @Phillips London

The London season continues next week at Phillips, with a various owner Photographs sale on Thursday. This is a diverse sale, with a wide range of vintage and contemporary work, especially at the middle price points. A special selection of Subjective Photography rounds out the auction. Overall, there are a total of 188 lots of photography on offer, with a Total High Estimate of £1627600.

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000): 82
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): £279100

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000): 97
Total Mid Estimate: £980500

Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000): 9
Total High Estimate: £368000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 94, Leni Riefenstahl, Nuba Portfolio, 2002, at £60000-80000.

Here is the list of the photographers who are represented by three or more lots in the sale (with the number of lots in parentheses):

Christer Strömholm (7)
Robert Mapplethorpe (6)
Roger Ballen (4)
Henri Cartier-Bresson (4)
Yto Barrada (3)
Heinz Hajek-Halke (3)
David LaChapelle (3)
Loretta Lux (3)
Vik Muniz (3)
Kiyohsi Niiyama (3)
Irving Penn (3)
Robert Polidori (3)
Herb Ritts (3)
Stephen Shore (3)
Malick Sidibe (3)
Hiroshi Sugimoto (3)

(Lot 65, Robert Frank, New York City, 1947/Later, at £6000-8000, image at right, top, lot 134, Frank Thiel, Stadt 2/63/B (Berlin), 2002/2005, at £7000-9000, image at right, middle, and lot 177, Christer Strömholm, Tangier, c1951/1970s, at £1500-2500, image at right, bottom, all via Phillips.)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

May 19th

Phillips De Pury & Company
Howick Place
London SW1P 1BB

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