Auction Previews: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales, May 15 and 16, 2014 @Phillips

Phillips is offering the lightest load of photography in the spring Contemporary Art season, with very little in the way of major photography firepower. More interest is to be found in the mid range material, which trends toward newer names. Overall, there are a total of 36 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate of $2287000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 5
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $43000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 20
Total Mid Estimate $579000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 11
Total High Estimate $1665000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 39, John Baldessari, Green Gown (Death), 1989, estimated at $400000-600000.

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Vik Muniz 3
Mariah Robertson 3
Andres Serrano 3

Other lots of interest include lot 263, Catherine Opie, Untitled #7 (Surfers), 2003, estimated at $40000-60000 (image above, right, via Phillips), lot 277, Mariah Robertson, 45, 2010, estimated at $10000-15000 (image above, left, via Phillips), and lot 324, Eileen Quinlan, Smoke and Mirror #63, 2006, estimated at $6000-8000 (image above, middle, via Phillips).

The complete lot by lot catalogs can be found here (Evening) and here (Day).

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