Auction Preview: 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, October 5 and 6, 2016 @Phillips London

Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening and Day sales in London later this week offer a pretty thin photography selection. With no photographs available in the Evening sale, the Day sale is left to carry the photographic load, wandering into somewhat lesser known and newer photographic material. Led by a Matthew Barney Cremaster triptych, there are a total of 21 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £320000.

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) 18
Total Mid Estimate £205000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 3
Total High Estimate £115000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 207, Matthew Barney, Cremaster 4: Triple Option (Triptych), 1994, estimated at £30000-50000 (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
David LaChapelle 2
Elad Lassry 2
Gerhard Richter 2
Andres Serrano 2

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

Lot 200, Erin Shirreff, Monograph, 2011, estimated at £10000-15000

Lot 202, Idris Khan, Hearing Voices Violin Concerto, 2007, estimated at £25000-35000

Lot 205, Ryan McGinley, Blue Breakdown, 2005, estimated at £7000-9000

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

Erin Shirreff, Idris Khan, Matthew Barney, Ryan McGinley, Phillips

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