Auction Previews: Contemporary Art & Design Evening and Under the Influence, March 3 and 4, 2015 @Phillips

With Armory Week coming up next week, Phillips has added an evening sale to its usual Under the Influence offerings, giving collectors yet another way to spend their hard earned dollars. Photographically led by a Prince cowboy, the two sales contain both established names and some of the notables from the current generation (Vierkant, Falls, Lassry, Fowler, Smalley, etc.). Overall, there are a total of 50 photography lots available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate of $2458000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 23
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $167000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 23
Total Mid Estimate $581000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 4
Total High Estimate $1710000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 8, Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1996, estimated at $1000000-1500000.

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Matthew Barney 3
Vik Muniz 3
Richard Prince 3
Gerhard Richter 3
Loretta Lux 2
Marilyn Minter 2
Shirin Neshat 2
Paul Shambroom 2
James Welling 2

Other lots of interest include lot 19, Elaine Sturtevant, Muybridge Plate #36, Woman Shifting Her Weight with Arms on Hip, Arms Behind Back, 1967, estimated at $30000-40000 (image above, left, via Phillips), lot 161, Rashid Johnson, Manumission Paper, 2000, estimated at $12000-18000 (image above, middle, via Phillips), and lot 220, Alex Prager, 7:12PM, Redcliffe Ave and Eye #10 (Telephone Wires), 2012, estimated at $8000-12000 (image above, right, via Phillips).

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Contemporary Art & Design Evening) and here (Under the Influence).

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