Auction Preview: Photographs, September 30 and October 1, 2013 @Phillips

Phillips kicks off the Fall auction season for photography with a bit of fanfare: a 31 lot Evening sale as a high powered appetizer prior to the following day’s more routine Morning and Afternoon sessions. Many of the top lots on offer are portfolios or larger groups (Avedon, Eggleston, Araki). Overall, there are a total of 264 photography lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $7489500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 90
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $623500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 139
Total Mid Estimate $3176000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 35
Total High Estimate $3690000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 8, Richard Avedon, The Family (portfolio), 1976, estimated at $200000-300000 (image above, left, 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
William Eggleston 15
Irving Penn 13
Richard Avedon 10
Helmut Newton 8
Robert Frank 7
Robert Mapplethorpe 7
Diane Arbus 6
Manuel Alvarez Bravo 5
Peter Beard 5
Henri Cartier-Bresson 5
Edward Weston 5
Andre Kertesz 5
Sally Mann 5
Vik Muniz 5
Hiroshi Sugimoto 5

Other lots of interest include lot 2, Alfred Stieglitz, Mending Nets, 1894, estimated at $80000-120000 (image above, middle, via Phillips), lot 7, Robert Frank, Parade – Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955/1970s, estimated at $100000-150000 (image above, middle, via Phillips), and lot 113, William Eggleston, Memphis, c1970/2002, estimated at $30000-50000 (image above, right, via Phillips).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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