Phillips comes in a distant third in terms of photographic value on offer in its Contemporary Art sales next week in New York, even with a pair of Andreas Gursky prints in the pole position. While a cluster of Wolfgang Tillmans works brings some freshness to the proceedings, it’s a generally predictable affair. Overall, there are a total of 34 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate of $4461000.
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)||22|
|Total Mid Estimate||$691000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||12|
|Total High Estimate||$3770000|
The top photography lot by High estimate is tied between three lots: lot 27, Andreas Gursky, James Bond Island II, 2007, lot 28, Jeff Wall, The Bridge, 1980, and lot 51, Andreas Gursky, Dortmund, 2009, each estimated at $500000-700000 (images above, via Phillips).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with two or more photography lots in the sales, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|