Auction Preview: Photographs, November 18, 2014 @Phillips London

Phillips brings a various owner Photographs sale to London next week, with the additional twist of a small section called Ultimate Contemporary, featuring a selection of last available in the edition and unique prints. It’s a quiet crossover into the world of the contemporary galleries, attempting to introduce its auction clientele to fresh and perhaps lesser known work with the aura of scarcity. Overall, there are 122 photography lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £1975400.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 23
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £80400
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 81
Total Mid Estimate £962000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 18
Total High Estimate £933000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 206, Rodney Graham, Welsh Oaks, 1998, estimated at £100000-150000.

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Irving Penn 8
William Eggleston 6
Peter Beard 5
Horst P. Horst 5

Other lots of interest include lot 205, Asako Narahashi, Kawaguchiko from half awake and half asleep in the water, 2003/2014, estimated at £8000-12000 (image above, left, via Phillips), lot 159, Christian Marclay, Grid No. 3 (Full and Empty Cassettes), 2012, estimated at £22000-28000 (image above, middle, via Phillips), and lot 147, Erwin Blumenfeld, Portraits of Manina, Paris, 1937, estimated at £30000-40000 (image above, right, via Phillips).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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