Auction Preview: Photographs, April 3, 2013 @Phillips New York

Phillips’ upcoming various owner Photographs sale is a diverse mix, with a few eyecatchers and many more solid, middle of the road works by well known names to sift through. All in, there are a total of 141 photographs on offer, with a total High estimate of $3527500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 37
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $244500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 91
Total Mid Estimate $2073000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 13
Total High Estimate $1210000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 177, Edward Steichen, Diagram of Doom – 2, c1922, estimated at $120000-180000 (image at right, top, via Phillips).

Here’s the list of photographers represented by three or more lots in the sale (with the number of lots in parentheses):

Robert Mapplethorpe (9)

Irving Penn (7)

Peter Beard (5)

Helmut Newton (5)

Henri Cartier-Bresson (4)

Andre Kertesz (4)

Hiroshi Sugimoto (4)

Diane Arbus (3)

Lee Friedlander (3)

Horst P. Horst (3)

Other works of interest include lot 205, Irving Penn, Poppy: Showgirl, New York, 1968/1989, estimated at $50000-70000 (image at right middle, via Phillips), and lot 206, Lee Friedlander, Galax, Virginia, 1962/1960s, estimated at $30000-40000 (image at right, bottom, via Phillips).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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