Following on the heels of the unusual prints found in its JGS Foundation sale, Phillips’ various owner sale comes back toward a more typical range of auction material. The sale is led by a Man Ray rayograph, with notable works by Frank, Eggleston, Hine, Metzker, and Marclay providing additional firepower. Overall, there are a total of 134 lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $4391000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||36|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$253000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||75|
|Total Mid Estimate||$1713000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||23|
|Total High Estimate||$2425000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 301, Man Ray, Rayograph, 1922, estimated at $250000-350000 (image above, via Phillips).
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|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Phillips):
Lot 252, Ray Metzker, Blind Man’s Bluff, 1966, estimated at $20000-30000
Lot 259, Robert Frank, Chicago, 1959, estimated at $50000-70000
Lot 287, Lewis Hine, Mechanic at Steam Pump in Electric Power House, 1921/c1930, estimated at $15000-20000
Lot 290, William Eggleston, Untitled, 1971-1974/later, estimated at $70000-90000
Lot 333, Christian Marclay, Untitled (Luciano Pavarotti, Halo, and Four Mix Tapes II), 2008, estimated at $40000-60000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.