Auction Preview: 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, March 8 and 10, 2017 @Phillips London

Phillips finishes up the spring London season with its 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening and Day sales next week. Led by a 1980s Barbara Kruger image/text combo in a signature red frame, the photography offerings follow the well worn pathways of Sherman film stills, Lawler in situ artworks, and Becher typologies. Overall, there are a total of 32 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £1881000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 0
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £0
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 16
Total Mid Estimate £251000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 16
Total High Estimate £1630000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 9, Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Our Time is Your Money), 1985, estimated at £250000-350000 (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
Bernd and Hilla Becher 2
Walead Beshty 2
Andreas Gursky 2
Louise Lawler 2
Vik Muniz 2
Cindy Sherman 2

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

Lot 10, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Water Towers, 1965-1997, estimated at £120000-180000

Lot 26, Andreas Gursky, Jumeirah Palm, 2008, estimated at £200000-300000

Lot 275, Susan Hiller, Rough Version, 2012-2014, estimated at £10000-15000

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

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