Auction Preview: New Now, April 13, 2016 @Phillips London

Phillips has one of its New Now mid-range contemporary art sales on the calendar for next week in London, and given it is scheduled opposite the opening of the AIPAD fair here in New York, the photography included is likely aimed at a different audience than the collectors who will descend on the Park Avenue Armory. For those willing to dig, an eclectic mix of off the beaten track material is on offer, with a few underappreciated contemporary names worth ferreting out. Overall, there are a total of 47 lots of photography available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £461000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 13
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £52000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 32
Total Mid Estimate £324000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 2
Total High Estimate £85000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 151, Cindy Sherman, Untitled #107, 1982, estimated at £35000-55000 (image above, via Phillips).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Walead Beshty 2
Tamar Halpern 2
David Hockney 2
Elad Lassry 2
Shirin Neshat 2
Arsen Savadov 2

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

Lot 156, Erin Shirreff, Signatures, 2010, estimated at £8000-12000

Lot 186, Peter Sutherland, Trust Fall, 2014, estimated at £3000-5000

Lot 247, Tamar Halpern, Midnight Stroll, 2007, estimated at £2000-3000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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