Auction Preview: Photographs Evening and Day Sales, October 5 and 6, 2016 @Phillips

Phillips led the consignment battle again this Fall season, with the most aggregate photography value (and the most lots) on offer of the three major auction houses. Led by an early Gilbert & George multi-panel work, the two-session sale highlights include lesser known/unpublished works from Arbus, Friedlander, and others in the collection of Ruth Ansel (a former Harper’s Bazaar art director), as well as key vintage works from Weston, Steichen, and Frank. Overall, there are a total of 257 lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $7333500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 81
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $531500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 144
Total Mid Estimate $3117000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 32
Total High Estimate $3685000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 16, Gilbert & George, Day, 1978, estimated at $600000-800000 (image above, via Phillips).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Diane Arbus 14
Richard Avedon 10
Peter Beard 8
Irving Penn 8
Bill Brandt 7
Nick Brandt 7
Robert Mapplethorpe 6
Henri Cartier-Bresson 5
Lee Friedlander 5
Horst P. Horst 5
André Kertész 5
Sebastião Salgado 5

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

Lot 5, Robert Frank, City Fathers, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955-1956/1960s, estimated at $200000-300000

Lot 8, Edward Weston, Untitled (Tina on the Azotea, with Kimono), 1924, estimated at $80000-120000

Lot 10, Hiroshi Sugmoto, World Trade Center, 1997, estimated at $60000-80000

Lot 11, Edward Steichen, George Washington Bridge, New York, 1931, estimated at $50000-70000

Lot 114, Diane Arbus, Marina Christina Drew, N.Y.C., 1964, estimated at $20000-30000

Lot 116, Lee Friedlander, Untitled (Lincoln), 1963, estimated at $8000-12000

Lot 129, Richard Avedon, The Chicago Seven, Chicago, September 25, 1969, 1969/1975, estimated at $15000-25000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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