Auction Preview: Photographs, November 7, 2013 @Phillips London

Balanced diversity is the name of the game in Phillips’ various owner Photographs sale coming up in London next week. The auction has all of the customary boxes checked (fashion, Penn/Avedon, celebrity, vintage, classic color, German, Beard, eclectic contemporary), each with a handful of representative offerings. Overall, there are 144 photography lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £2150200.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 40
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £145200
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 85
Total Mid Estimate £1037000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 19
Total High Estimate £968000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 74, Gilbert & George, Tag Black, 2004, estimated at £100000-150000.

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
John Swannell 10
Nobuyoshi Araki 5
Michel Comte 5
William Eggleston 5
David LaChapelle 5

Other lots of interest include lot 100, Germaine Krull, Selected Images, 1922-1925, estimated at £15000-20000 (image above, middle), lot 101, Edward Steichen, Richard Strauss, New York, 1904, estimated at £80000-120000 (image above, right) and lot 103, Karl Blossfeldt, Hamamelis, japonica, c1920, estimated at £35000-45000 (image above, left, all via Phillips.)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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