Auction Preview: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, June 29 and 30, 2015 @Phillips London

After a very thin photography outing at its London Contemporary Art sales earlier this winter, Phillips has rebounded with the most photographic value on offer in this upcoming early summer season in London. Led by an Andreas Gursky stock exchange, it’s a tight grouping highlighted by multiple Gilbert & George and Cindy Sherman works. Overall, there are a total of 22 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £2822000.

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) 9
Total Mid Estimate £117000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 13
Total High Estimate £2705000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 17, Andreas Gursky, Chicago, Mercantile Exchange, 1997, estimated at £650000-850000 (image above, via Phillips).

Here’s the very short list of photographers with three or more lots in the sales, along with the number of lots on offer:

Multiple Lots For Sale
Gilbert & George 3
CIndy Sherman 3

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

Lot 15, Cindy Sherman, Untitled #423, 2004, estimated at £200000-300000

Lot 151, Joseph Beuys, Show Your Wound, 1977, estimated at £15000-20000

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

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