Auction Preview: Photographs, October 1, 2014 @Phillips

Phillips’ various owner Photographs sale follows right on the heels of its’ Art Institute of Chicago single owner sale (here) on October 1. Highlights of the broader sale include a dozen works by Robert Adams from a single collection, a full set of Helmut Newton’s Private Property portfolios, a Hiroshi Sugimoto seascape triptych, and a vintage large format gravure of Alfred Stieglitz’ The Steerage. Overall, there are a total of 218 lots on offer, with a Total High Estimate of $6142500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 62
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $462500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 129
Total Mid Estimate $3005000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 27
Total High Estimate $2675000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 126, Helmut Newton, Private Property: Suites I, II, and III, 1984, estimated at $350000-450000.

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Robert Adams 12
Irving Penn 12
William Eggleston 11
Diane Arbus 6
Lee Friedlander 6
Sally Mann 6

Other lots of interest include lot 201, Dora Maar, Profile portrait with glasses and hat, 1930s, estimated at $80000-120000 (image above, left, via Phillips), lot 252, Robert Adams, Berthoud, Colorado, 1968/1990, estimated at $30000-50000 (image above, middle, via Phillips), and lot 192, Man Ray, Untitled (Natasha), c1931, estimated at $80000-120000 (image above, right, via Phillips).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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