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:
|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|
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.