Phillips begins its fall photography season with a single owner sale drawn from a private East Coast collection. It’s a relatively small selection mixing a broad range of vintage (some later print) and more contemporary imagery, with a handful of major images from Arbus and Eggleston carrying much of the load. Overall, there are a total of 53 lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $1896500.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||18|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$96500|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||28|
|Total Mid Estimate||$700000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||7|
|Total High Estimate||$1100000|
The top lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 17, Diane Arbus, A Family on their Lawn one Sunday in Westchester, NY, 1968/1968-1971, and lot 21, William Eggleston, Memphis, 1969-1970/1970s, both estimated at $250000-350000 (images above, via Phillips).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with three or more lots in the sales, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Phillips):
Lot 23, William Eggleston, Jackson, Mississippi, 1969-1970/1980s, estimated at $50000-70000
Lot 29, Pieter Hugo, Jatto with Mainasara, Ogere-Remo, Nigeria, 2007, estimated at $30000-50000
Lot 32, Mickalene Thomas, Afro Goddess with Hand between Legs, 2006, estimated at $4000-6000
Lot 42, Larry Sultan, Tasha’s Third Film, 1998, estimated at $10000-15000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here. The sale is also available on eBay (here).