Auction Preview: New Now, September 19, 2017 @Phillips

Phillips opens its Fall 2017 season with a double shot New Now sale in New York. The usual gathering of entry-level and mid range contemporary work is paired with a single owner sale from the Masamichi Katayama collection, adding a bit more girth to the offerings. Images by Christopher Williams, Thomas Ruff, and Wanq Qingsong are the headliners. Overall, there are a total of 57 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate of $478500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 42
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $201500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 15
Total Mid Estimate $277000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 0
Total High Estimate $0

The top photography lot by High estimate is tied between three lots: lot 245, Christopher Williams, Linhof Technika V fabricated in Munich, Germany. Salon Studio Stand fabricated in Florence, Italy. Dual cable release. Prontor shutter. Symar-s lens 150mmm/f 5.6 Schneider kreuznach. Sinar fresnel lens placed with black tape on the ground glass. (White) Dirk Sharper Studio, Berlin, June 19, 2007, 2008, lot 249, Thomas Ruff, Nacht 11 II, 1992, and lot 270, Wang Qingsong, Dormitory, 2005, each estimated at $20000-30000 (images above, via Phillips).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Sam Haskins 3
Gerhard Richter 3
Ricarda Roggan 3
Larry Clark 2
Roe Ethridge 2
Lee Friedlander 2
David LaChapelle 2
Michael Light 2
Sharon Lockhart 2
James Welling 2

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

Lot 175, Mickalene Thomas, Din avec la main dans le miroir, 2008, estimated at $3000-5000

Lot 252, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Los Angeles, 1994, estimated at $5000-7000

Lot 265, Vera Lutter, Columbus Avenue, June 16, 1997, estimated at $5000-7000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here (New Now) and here (Katayama Collection).

Read more about: Christopher Williams, Mickalene Thomas, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Thomas Ruff, Vera Lutter, Wang Qingsong, Phillips

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