Phillips’ various owner Photographs sale in London next week is filled with the kind of material that typically courses through the veins of the auction market. There is a bit of brash fashion, a bit of vintage black and white (often in later print incarnations), some Peter Beard and Nick Brandt prints, a few larger color works, and some Mapplethorpes, Penns, and Munizes mixed in as consistent performers. It’s a pretty representative sample of the run of the mill. Overall, there are 142 photography lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £1722200.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000)||40|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||£153200|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000)||89|
|Total Mid Estimate||£1026000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000)||13|
|Total High Estimate||£543|
The top lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 66, William Eggleston, Untitled (Near Minter City and Glendora, Mississippi), 1970/1999 (image above, middle, via Phillips), and lot 75, Desiree Dolron, Xteriors I, 2001/2004, both estimated at £50000-70000.
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|
|Horst P. Horst||4|
Other lots of interest include lot 69, William Klein, Cowhey Marine, New York, 1955, estimated at £20000-30000 (image above, left), and lot 108, Erwin Blumenfeld, Manina, Paris, 1937/1949-1951, estimated at £30000-40000 (image above, right, both via Phillips.)
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.