Monday, March 4, 2013

Auctions: Contemporary Art and Design Evening and Under the Influence, March 7 and 8, 2013 @Phillips New York

For its Armory week offerings, Phillips has paired an Evening sale with its broader, more eclectic Under the Influence sale. The vast majority of the photography available can be found in the Under the Influence auction on Friday, with a liberal sprinkling of mid range works by both bold faced and lesser known names to be uncovered there. All in, there are a total of 86 lots of photography available across the two sessions, with a total High estimate for photography of $2002000.

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000): 31
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): $232000

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000): 46
Total Mid Estimate: $1040000

Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000): 9
Total High Estimate: $730000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 21, Richard Prince, Untitled (Massage), 1980-1981, estimated at $100000-150000 (image at right, top, via Phillips).

Here's the list of photographers represented by two or more lots in the sales (with the number of lots in parentheses):

Andy Warhol (4)
Slater Bradley (3)
Nan Goldin (3)
Marilyn Minter (3)
Vik Muniz (3)
Doug Aitken (2)
Sophie Calle (2)
Roland Fischer (2)
Anthony Goicolea (2)
Andreas Gursky (2)
Paul McCarthy (2)
Shirin Neshat (2 )
Eleonore Nitzschke (2)
Richard Prince (2)
Thomas Ruff (2)
Cindy Sherman (2)
Stephen Shore (2)
Spencer Tunick (2)

Other works of interest include lot 184, Doug Aitken, Cul de Sac, 2004, estimated at $60000-80000 (image at right, middle) and lot 25, Louise Lawler, Going, 2001/2002, estimated at $50000-70000 (image at right, bottom, all via Phillips.)

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Contemporary Art and Design) and here (Under the Influence).

Contemporary Art and Design Evening
March 7th

Under the Influence
March 8th

450 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

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