Auction Preview: 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, February 9 and 10, 2016 @Phillips London

Phillips opens the 2016 auction season for photography with its broad ranging 20th Century & Contemporary Art sales next week in London. Led by a solid Cory Arcangel one-click Photoshop gradient, the photography pickings are both largely predictable and lacking in real fire power, with secondary images by recognized names providing the framework. Overall, there are a total of 24 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £845000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 1
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £2000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 15
Total Mid Estimate £213000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 8
Total High Estimate £630000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 46, Cory Arcangel, Photoshop CS: 110 by 72 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient “Spectrum”…, 2009, estimated at £120000-180000 (image above, via Phillips).

Here’s the complete list of photographers with two or more lots in the sales, along with the number of lots on offer:

Multiple Lots For Sale
Gilbert & George 2
Andreas Gursky 2
Candida Höfer 2
Paul McCarthy 2
Shirin Neshat 2
David Benjamin Sherry 2

Other lots of interest include (images above, via Phillips):

Lot 187, Walead Beshty, Transparency (Positive), May 7-9, 2009, 2010, estimated at £10000-15000

Lot 232, Gabriel Orozco, Long Yellow Hose, 1996, estimated at £20000-30000

Lot 247, Paul McCarthy, Mannequin Head, 1995, estimated at £25000-35000

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

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