Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Auctions: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, May 16 and 17, 2013 @Phillips New York

Phillips' finishes up the Spring Contemporary Art season  in New York with its Evening and Day sales next Thursday and Friday. Gursky, Prince, and Gilbert & George account for the top photographic lots, with a few fresher names at lower prices. All in, there are a total of 34 photographs available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of $3980000.

Here's the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000): 0
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): $0

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000): 19
Total Mid Estimate: $480000

Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000): 15
Total High Estimate: $3500000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 7, Andreas Gursky, Rhein, 1996, estimated at $1000000-1500000 (image at right, top, via Phillips).

Here's the very short list of photographers represented by three or more lots in the sale (with the number of lots in parentheses)

Andreas Gursky (4)
Vik Muniz (3)

Other works of interest include lot 215, Sterling Ruby, Spectrum Series: Trunk, 2003, estimated at $20000-30000 (image at right middle, via Phillips), and lot 226, Elad Lassry, Wall, 2008, estimated at $8000-12000 (image at right, bottom, via Phillips).

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

Contemporary Art Evening
May 16th

Contemporary Art Day
May 17th

450 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

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