Auction Preview: Photographs, November 3, 2016 @Phillips London

Phillips’ upcoming various owner Photographs sale in London once again works hard to add some contours to the usual flow of an auction. Led by a Thomas Struth museum image, this sale brings together works from the collection of Georges Bermann, a selection of well edited Latin American prints not often included in mainstream auctions, a cluster of works from Africa, and an ULTIMATE section filled with scarce fashion/glamour images. Overall, there are a total of 127 lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £2482500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 27
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £97500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 66
Total Mid Estimate £725000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 34
Total High Estimate £1660000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 67, Thomas Struth, Art Institute of Chicago II, Chicago, 1990, estimated at £100000-150000 (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
Irving Penn 7
Mert & Marcus 4
Manuel Álvarez Bravo 3
Pieter Hugo 3
David LaChapelle 3
Thomas Ruff 3
Sebastião Salgado 3

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

Lot 2, William Eggleston, Untitled, 1971-1974/2012, estimated at £50000-70000

Lot 3, Richard Avedon, Blue Cloud Wright, slaughterhouse worker, Omaha, Nebraska, August 10, 1979, 1979/1985, estimated at £60000-80000

Lot 12, Pieter Hugo, David Akore, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra, Ghana, 2010, estimated at £10000-15000

Lot 44, Sergio Trujillo, Untitled from Muros Colombianos, 1972-1979, estimated at £3000-5000

Lot 70, Irving Penn, Bee on Lips, New York, 1995/1999, estimated at £80000-120000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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