Auction Preview: Photographs, November 6, 2015 @Phillips London

Phillips’ various owner Photographs sale in London next week has less on offer (by both number of lots and total value) than its equivalent sale last May. While the auction is led by a vintage Alexander Rodchenko print and highlights five prints by Anderson & Low from the new James Bond film, it generally tips more toward fashion and glamour, with works by Beard, Newton, LaChapelle and others available in more volume. Overall, there are 119 photography lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £1846000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 28
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £100500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 72
Total Mid Estimate £772500
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 19
Total High Estimate £973000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 67, Alexander Rodchenko, Steps, 1929, estimated at £140000-180000. (Image above, via Phillips.)

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Peter Beard 8
Anderson & Low 5
Irving Penn 4
Nobuyoshi Araki 3
Rene Burri 3
William Eggleston 3
Nan Goldin 3
David LaChapelle 3
Helmut Newton 3
Sebastião Salgado 3
Francesca Woodman 3

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

Lot 33, Joel Sternfeld, McLean, Virginia, December 4, 1978/2004, estimated at £25000-35000

Lot 35, William Eggleston, Memphis, Tennessee, 1972/1981, estimated at £30000-50000

Lot 37, Robert Mapplethorpe, Self Portrait, 1980, estimated at £50000-70000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

Aleksandr Rodchenko, Joel Sternfeld, Robert Mapplethorpe, William Eggleston, Phillips

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