Auction Preview: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, May 14 and 15, 2015 @Phillips

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Wolfgang Tillmans 4
Doug Aitken 2
Thomas Demand 2
Andreas Gursky 2
Marilyn Minter 2
Hiroshi Sugimoto 2

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

Lot 157, Thomas Demand, Laboratory (Labor), 2000, estimated at $80000-120000

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

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