Auction Preview: Photographs, May 21, 2015 @Phillips London

Phillips’ various owner Photographs sale in London next week is headlined by a vintage Diane Arbus print, but the reprise of its Ultimate Contemporary section brings some freshness to the usual parade. It’s great to see emerging talents like Daisuke Yokota, Mika Ninagawa, Taisuke Koyama, and others work their way into the secondary market. Overall, there are 144 photography lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £2223000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 38
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £135000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 86
Total Mid Estimate £897000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 20
Total High Estimate £1216000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 89, Diane Arbus, Identical Twins, Roselle, NJ, 1967, estimated at £250000-350000. (Image above, via Phillips.)

Here is the list of photographers with four or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:

Multiple Lots For Sale
Nobuyoshi Araki 6
Peter Beard 7
William Klein 6
Bill Brandt 4
Elliott Erwitt 4
Robert Mapplethorpe 4
Sebastiao Salgado 4

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

Lot 41, Pieter Hugo, Mallam Mantari Lamal with Mainasara, 2005, estimated at £25000-35000

Lot 42, Taisuke Koyama, Untitled (Rainbow Waves 19), 2013, estimated at £4000-6000

Lot 44, Daisuke Yokota, Cloud, 2014, estimated at £6000-8000

Lot 66, Hendrik Kerstens, Napkin, February, 2009, estimated at £7000-9000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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