Monday, February 11, 2013

Auctions: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, February 14 and 15, 2013 @Phillips London

Phillips finishes up the Spring Contemporary Art season in London later this week with a generally uneventful gathering of photography. The top lots include works by Kruger, Sherman, Kelley, Rondinone, and Demand. Overall, there are a total of 29 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £1305000.

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000): 0
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): NA

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000): 12
Total Mid Estimate: £190000

Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000): 17
Total High Estimate: £1115000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 8, Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Look and listen), 1996, at £200000-300000. (Image at right, top, via Phillips.)

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

Richard Prince (3)
John Baldessari (2)
Mike Kelley (2)
David LaChapelle (2)
Vik Muniz (2)
Robin Rhode (2)
Cindy Sherman (2)

Other lots of interest include lot 27, Cindy Sherman, Untitled #469, 2008, at £180000-220000 (image at right, middle), and lot 131, Christopher Wool, Incident on 9th Street, 1997, at £30000-40000 (image at right, bottom, both via Phillips).

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

Contemporary Art Evening Sale
February 14th

Contemporary Art Day Sale
February 15th

Howick Place
London SW1P 1BB

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