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:
|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|
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