The upcoming various owner Photographs sale at Phillips in London once again uses an ULTIMATE section to add some spice to the usual flow of auction material. In this case, a selection of stylish advertising images kicks off the sale, which is then followed by a parade of fashion and glamour works and a handful of somewhat more unexpected contemporary names. An early 1990s John Baldessari multi-image work holds the top spot. Overall, there are a total of 93 lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £2393500.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000)||2|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||£7500|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000)||67|
|Total Mid Estimate||£751000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000)||24|
|Total High Estimate||£1635000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 32, John Baldessari, Transform (Lipstick), 1990, estimated at £300000-400000 (image above, via Phillips).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with three or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
|Ruud van Empel||3|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Phillips):
Lot 2, Alasdair McLellan, Kate Moss Supreme, 2012, estimated at £7000-9000
Lot 28, Irving Penn, Girl in Bath (Jean Patchett), New York, 1950, estimated at £50000-70000
Lot 39, Seiji Kurata, Tattooed Man from Flash Up, 1975/1978, estimated at £15000-25000
Lot 59, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris, 1932/1947, estimated at £30000-50000
Lot 87, Alex Prager, Desiree, 2008, estimated at £7000-9000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.