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

With the ink barely dry on the Fall photography season in New York, the contemporary art parade immediately ramps up in London, starting with Evening and Day sales at Phillips next week. Led by a Richard Prince cowboy, the photographic mix is populated with mostly secondary images by familiar names, ranging from Warhol stitched photographs to a Cory Arcangel one click Photoshop gradient. Overall, there are a total of 32 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £2278000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 1
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £3000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 16
Total Mid Estimate £240000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 15
Total High Estimate £2035000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 4, Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1980-1986, estimated at £500000-700000 (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
Thomas Ruff 3
John Baldessari 2
Gilbert & George 2
Vik Muniz 2
Andy Warhol 2

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

Lot 26, Cory Arcangel, Photoshop CS: 110 by 72 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient “Russell’s Rainbow”…, 2009, estimated at £120000-180000

Lot 196, Carol Bove, Strawberries Need Rain (After Dark Photo Collage), 2003, estimated at £4000-6000

Lot 227, Matthew Day Jackson, Community Hall featuring Harvard Five and Guests, 2005/2010, estimated at £10000-15000

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

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