Auction Preview: New Now, April 6, 2017 @Phillips London

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Doug Aitken 3
Idris Khan 2
Elad Lassry 2
Cindy Sherman 2
Andy Warhol 2

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.

Elad Lassry, Erin Shirreff, Idris Khan, Susan Hiller, Vik Muniz, Phillips

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