Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Auctions: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, June 27 and 28, 2013 @Phillips London

Phillips completes the early summer Contemporary Art season in London tomorrow with a predictable selection of recent photography. Sherman, Sugimoto, Gilbert & George, and Ruff make up the top lots. Overall, there are a total of 32 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £1528000.

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): 16
Total Mid Estimate: £258000

Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000): 16
Total High Estimate: £1270000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 6, Cindy Sherman, Untitled #426, 2004, 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):

Cindy Sherman (3)
David LaChapelle (2)
Richard Prince (2)
Thomas Ruff (2)

Other lots of interest include lot 167, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, 1999, at £120000-180000 (image at right, middle), and lot 189, Richard Prince, All the Best, 2000, at £35000-45000 (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
June 27th

Contemporary Art Day Sale
June 28th

Howick Place
London SW1P 1BB

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