The photography available in Phillips’ upcoming 20th Century and Contemporary Art sales travels roads we have been down many times before, and while there is much less on offer photographically here than in the sales of its competitors this particular season, the specific works up for sale are generally solid examples from bold faced names. Led by a lesser Richard Prince cowboy, the works by Cindy Sherman, Louise Lawler, and Cory Arcangel in particular are all worth a look. With only one photograph in the Evening sale (a Wolfgang Tillmans abstract), the Day sale will provide the action for photo collectors. Overall, there are a total of 31 photography lots available across the two sessions, with a Total High Estimate of $2271000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||2|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$17000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||12|
|Total Mid Estimate||$314000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||17|
|Total High Estimate||$1940000|
The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 166, Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1989, estimated at $250000-350000 (image above, via Phillips).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with two or more lots in the sales, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Phillips):
Lot 111, Cory Arcangel, Photoshop CS: 60 by 60 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient “Blue, Yellow, Blue”, mousedown y=15000 x=2130, mouseup y=4680 x=3570; photoshop tool “Wand”, click= y=9120 x=4780, tolerance=30; default gradient “Spectrum”, mousedown y=8790 x=1410, mouseup y=10770 x=16230, 2013, estimated at $100000-150000
Lot 230, Cindy Sherman, Untitled #99, 1982, estimated at $150000-200000
Lot 231, Louise Lawler, Back Cat, 1988-1993, estimated at $50000-70000
The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening) and here (Day).