Phillips’ upcoming New Now sale in London next week has just enough contemporary photography mixed in to merit a quick check. Photographically led by a Vik Muniz portrait of Marilyn Monroe, a handful of other recent works by Erin Shirreff, Idris Khan, Susan Hiller, and others bubble to the top. Overall, there are a total of 44 lots of photography available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £374000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000)||21|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||£73000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000)||22|
|Total Mid Estimate||£251000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000)||1|
|Total High Estimate||£50000|
The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 143, Vik Muniz, Reversal Black Marilyn, 2003, estimated at £30000-50000 (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|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Phillips):
Lot 120, Idris Khan, Every … Bernd & Hilla Becher Spherical Type Gas Holders, 2004, estimated at £10000-15000
Lot 122, Erin Shirreff, Knife, 2008, estimated at £12000-18000
Lot 123, Susan Hiller, Homage to Yves Klein: Levitation (Child), 2011, estimated at £15000-20000
Lot 146, Elad Lassry, Hoffmann (Swirl), 2011, estimated at £4000-6000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.