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:
|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|
|Mert & Marcus||4|
|Manuel Álvarez Bravo||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.