Phillips’ photography offerings buried within its 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening and Day sales in London are meaningfully top heavy. Led by an Andreas Gursky print of Los Angeles, and aside from a Wolfgang Tillmans abstraction (yet another since his Tate retrospective), the sale falls off quickly to lesser known and secondary material. Overall, there are a total of 28 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £2868000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|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||£198000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000)||12|
|Total High Estimate||£2670000|
The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 24, Andreas Gursky, Los Angeles, 1998-1999, estimated at £1400000-1800000 (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 1, Wolfgang Tillmans, Einzelgänger VIII, 2003, estimated at £200000-300000
Lot 117, Richard Prince, Untitled (Couple), 1978, estimated at £30000-40000
Lot 193, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, 8 works: (i-viii) ALIAS: Dora Fobert (1925-1943) Images 4, 5, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 from the archive of Adela K. Ca 1942, 2011, estimated at £8000-12000
The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening) and here (Day).