Auction Preview: New Now Evening and Day Sales, February 29, 2016 @Phillips

The low to mid-range Contemporary Art season in New York is coming up next week, with Phillips getting the action started with its New Now sales on Monday. Led by a Hiroshi Sugimoto seascape in the evening sale, the photography offerings hit many of the usual names, albeit with smaller and less well known works. Overall, there are a total of 37 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate of $945000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 24
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $159000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 10
Total Mid Estimate $196000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 3
Total High Estimate $590000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 20, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Red Sea, 1992, estimated at $250000-350000 (image above, via Phillips).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Elad Lassry 2
James Welling 2
Cindy Sherman 2
Thomas Ruff 2

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

Lot 215, Carter Mull, Eleven, 2009, estimated at $6000-8000

Lot 244, James Welling, 0467, 2009, estimated at $5000-7000

Lot 254, Elad Lassry, Silk Rope, 2010, estimated at $6000-8000

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

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