Coming right on the heels of its single collection JGS Foundation sale, Phillips’ various owner sale feels a bit more like a typical spread of auction material. The sale is co-headlined by a Man Ray rayograph and a Robert Mapplethorpe floral construction, and supported by additional notable prints from Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, and Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Overall, there are a total of 118 lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $3865300.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||33|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$220300|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||69|
|Total Mid Estimate||$1725000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||16|
|Total High Estimate||$1920000|
The top lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 245, Man Ray, Rayograph with Goggles, Egg and Candle, 1924, and lot 282, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tulips, 1977, both estimated at $200000-300000 (images above, via Phillips).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with four or more 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 234, Robert Frank, Rodeo – New York City, 1954/no later than 1957, estimated at $70000-90000
Lot 244, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Los Obstaculos (The Obstacles), 1929, estimated at $40000-60000
Lot 255, Henri Cartier-Bresson, On the Banks of the Marne, France, 1938/1950s, estimated at $100000-150000
Lot 277, William Eggleston, Untitled, 1971-1974/2012, estimated at $80000-120000
Lot 308, Harry Callahan, Aix-en-Provence (Nude, Back), 1958/no later than 1968, estimated at $12000-18000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.