Auction Previews: 20th Century & Contemporary Art Morning, Afternoon, and Evening Sales, November 15 and 16, 2017 @Phillips

The photography offerings in Phillips’ upcoming 20th Century and Contemporary Art sales are noticeably weaker than those of its competitors. Yet another Wolfgang Tillmans abstraction leads the way, with works by Baldessari, Sherman, and Collier providing some interest. Overall, there are a total of 14 photography lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $1087000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 1
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $7000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 9
Total Mid Estimate $200000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 4
Total High Estimate $880000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 44, Wolfgang Tillmans, Freischwimmer 154, 2010, 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
John Baldessari 2
Andy Warhol 2
Christopher Williams 2

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

Lot 375, John Baldessari, Tree/Hand/Chair, 1988, estimated at $100000-150000

Lot 377, Cindy Sherman, Six Scenes from a Murder Mystery, 1976, estimated at $200000-300000

Lot 380, Anne Collier, Double Marilyn, 2007, estimated at $15000-20000

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Morning), here (Afternoon), and here (Evening).

Read more about: Anne Collier, Cindy Sherman, John Baldessari, Wolfgang Tillmans, Phillips

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