Auction Preview: 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, October 5 and 6, 2017 @Phillips London

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:

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 £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
Richard Prince 3
Gerhard Richter 3
Andres Serrano 2
Cindy Sherman 2
Christopher Williams 2

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).

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