Phillips kicks off the New York spring auction season for Contemporary Art with its Evening and Day sales on May 8 and 10. Led by a Cindy Sherman film still, the photography offerings tend toward the usual suspects, with works by Richard Prince, John Baldessari, and Vik Muniz all in prominent attendance. Overall, there are a total of 24 photography lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $2679000.
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)||11|
|Total Mid Estimate||$329000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||13|
|Total High Estimate||$2350000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 10, Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #5A, 1977, estimated at $500000-700000 (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|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Phillips):
Lot 122, John Baldessari, The Intersection Series: Person Playing Poker/Beach Scene, 2002, estimated at $280000-350000
Lot 132, Richard Prince, Untitled (Massage), 1980-1981, estimated at $150000-200000
Lot 217, Paul McCarthy, Pink Clown (from PROPO series), 1991/2008, estimated at $50000-70000
The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening) and here (Day).