Auction Preview: Photographs, November 2, 2017 @Phillips London

The upcoming various owner Photographs sale at Phillips in London uses the sampler approach to cover key areas of collector interest. The sale methodically runs through the geographies of Latin America, Japan, France, Germany, and the United States among others, before moving on to thematic groupings of works by women photographers and fashion nudes. It feels like a sale consciously designed to have a little bit for everyone. Overall, there are a total of 97 lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £1721500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 22
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £94500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 53
Total Mid Estimate £577000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 22
Total High Estimate £1050000

The top lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 37, Helena Almeida, Ponto de Fuga (Vanishing Point), 1982, and lot 48, Steven Meisel, CK One, New York City, 1994, both estimated at £60000-80000 (images 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
William Klein 4
Nobuyoshi Araki 3
René Burri 3
Louis Faurer 3
Alex Prager 3

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

Lot 30, Irving Penn, Single Oriental Poppy, New York, 1968/1989, estimated at £50000-70000

Lot 38, Laurie Simmons, Walking Purse, 1988, estimated at £30000-40000

Lot 41, Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Woman and daughter with makeup) from Kitchen Table Series, 1990, estimated at £25000-35000

Lot 75, Joseph Szabo, Adrienne, 1976, estimated at £3500-4500

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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