Auction Preview: New Now, February 28, 2017 @Phillips

Phillips opens its spring 2017 season with a New Now sale in New York at the end of the month. This particular auction contains a relatively thin offering of photography amid the usual gathering of entry-level and mid range contemporary work. A Thomas Struth temple scene leads the way. Overall, there are a total of 19 lots of photography available across the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $383000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 9
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $62000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 8
Total Mid Estimate $141000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 2
Total High Estimate $180000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 93, Thomas Struth, Todai-Ji Interior, Nara, 1999, estimated at $80000-120000 (image above, via Phillips).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Sigmar Polke 2
Eileen Quinlan 2

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

Lot 21, Roni Horn, Untitled No. 1, 1998, estimated at $25000-35000

Lot 97, Eileen Quinlan, Cock Rock, 2011, estimated at $4000-6000

Lot 116, John Baldessari, Prima Facie: Braggart (Maquette), 2005, estimated at $10000-15000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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