Auction Preview: Under the Influence, April 8, 2014 @Phillips London

Phillips’ Under the Influence sale next week in London feels a bit like a mop up effort, with a mixed bag of photographic material mixed in among the other contemporary art. With many lots being sold without reserve, there will certainly be bargains to be found. Overall, there are 48 photography lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of £445800.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 18
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £56800
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 28
Total Mid Estimate £299000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 2
Total High Estimate £90000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 127, Vera Lutter, Kvaerner Shipyard, Rostock IX: December 5, 2000, 2000, estimated at £30000-50000 (image above, middle, via Phillips).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Vik Muniz 4
Jeanne Dunning 2
Nan Goldin 2
Santiago Sierra 2
Thomas Struth 2

Other lots of interest include lot 57, Sean Scully, Untitled, Mexico (530), 2001, estimated at £5000-7000 (image above, right, via Phillips), and lot 141, Martin Parr, West Bay (seagulls with chips), 1997, estimated at £1200-1800 (image above, left, via Phillips).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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