Auction Preview: New Now, September 17, 2015 @Phillips

Phillips has rebranded its early season warm up New Now, but its focus on entry and mid range contemporary art remains the same. Photography-wise, its an uneven affair, with Muniz and LaChapelle flanked by lesser known works. Overall, there are a total of 45 lots of photography available across the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $586000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 30
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $170000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 14
Total Mid Estimate $296000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 1
Total High Estimate $120000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 54, Thomas Demand, Heldenorgel, 2009, 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
James Welling 4
David LaChapelle 3
Vik Muniz 3
Stuart Hawkins 2
Pamela Pecchio 2

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

Lot 109, Travess Smalley, Composition in Clay #27, 2013, estimated at $7000-9000

Lot 211, James Welling, 0469, 2009, estimated at $5000-7000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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