Auction Preview: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, October 15 and 16, 2014 @Phillips London

Phillips kicks off the Fall Contemporary Art season in London next week with its Evening and Day sales on the 15th and 16th. With no photographs in the Evening sale, the photography offerings are on the thin side, generally secondary images by bold faced names. Overall, there are a total of 30 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £811000.

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) 21
Total Mid Estimate £351000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 9
Total High Estimate £460000

The top lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 154, John Baldessari, Prima Facie (Fifth State): Gentle Butterfly/Grassy Fields, 2006 (image above, middle, via Phillips), and lot 206, Andreas Gursky, Untitled XII (No. 4), 2000 (image above, right, via Phillips), both estimated at £60000-80000.

Here’s the list of photographers with two or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:

Multiple Lots For Sale
Vik Muniz 3
Vanessa Beecroft 2
Walead Beshty 2
Douglas Gordon 2
Andreas Gursky 2
Richard Prince 2
Andres Serrano 2

Other lots of interest include lot 290, Walead Beshty, Six color Curl (CMMYYC: Irvine, California, July 17th, 2008, Fuji Crystal Archive Type C), 2008, estimated at £25000-35000 (image above, left, via Phillips).

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

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