Auction Preview: Under the Influence, March 7, 2014 @Phillips

Without any high profile photo consignments to anchor the photography offerings in its Under the Influence sale later this week, Phillips’ Armory week photo value is the lowest of the three houses. Overall, there are a total of 41 photography lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $943000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 10
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $65000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 29
Total Mid Estimate $738000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 2
Total High Estimate $140000

The top lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 147, Matthew Barney, Cremaster 5: Her Giant, 1997 (image above, middle, via Phillips) and lot 232, Vik Muniz, Catherine Deneuve (from Pictures of Diamonds), 2004, both estimated at $50000-70000.

Here’s the complete 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
Matthew Barney 2
Barbara Kruger 2
Marilyn Minter 2
Andy Warhol 2

Other lots of interest include lot 133, Christian Marclay, Untitled (Square), 2008, estimated at $30000-40000 (image above, left, via Phillips) and lot 214, Robert Longo, Untitled, Men in the Cities (Frank), 1989, estimated at $10000-15000 (image above, right, via Phillips).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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  1. Henry /

    Thers is also, lot 215, Rita (Alex Prager).

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