Auction Preview: Photographs, October 8, 2015 @Phillips

Phillips’ various owner Photographs sale this fall covers the usual bases, with fewer high end lots to pump up the volume. While a set of Richard Avedon portraits of the Beatles leads the way, a selection of works by Pierre Dubreuil from the collection of Tom Jacobson provides some unexpected flash, with rare stereographs, glass diapositives, and oil/palladium prints on offer (there’s a even a set of 3D glasses in the catalog to see the stereoviews better). Overall, there are a total of 194 lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $5213500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 75
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $511500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 96
Total Mid Estimate $2182000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 23
Total High Estimate $2520000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 69, Richard Avedon, The Beatles, August 11, 1967, 1967/1988, estimated at $300000-500000. (image above, via Phillips)

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Pierre Dubreuil 7
Henri Cartier-Bresson 6
William Eggleston 6
Richard Avedon 5
David LaChapelle 5
Abelardo Morell 5
Garry Winogrand 5

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

Lot 87, Elger Esser, Doubt, Frankreich, 1999, estimated at $50000-70000

Lot 159, Pablo Picasso, Untitled, 1953, estimated at $20000-30000

Lot 172, Pierre Dubreuil, A complete set of the artist’s known diapositives, 1901-1930, estimated at $80000-120000

Lot 182, Bruce Metcalfe, Tiddlywinks, 1930, estimated at $2000-3000

Lot 209, Robert Frank, Trolley, New Orleans, 1955/1980s, estimated at $120000-180000

Lot 224, Garry Winogrand, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1957/1978, estimated at $12000-18000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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