Auction Results: New Now, December 8, 2022 @Phillips London

After the withdrawal of a Christian Marclay multi-image collage, the photographs on offer at Phillips’ recent New Now sale in London went white glove, with everything selling through. The top lot John Baldessari work sold within its estimate range, and two Gerhard Richter overpainted photographs jumped up to unexpectedly big prices, leading to Total Sale Proceeds (of just over £425K) that came in solidly above the high end of the aggregate pre-sale estimate range.

The summary statistics are below (all results include the buyer’s premium):

Summary Statistics
Total Lots 11
Aggregate Pre Sale Low Estimate £241000
Aggregate Pre Sale High Estimate £366000
Total Lots Sold 11
Total Lots Bought In 0
Buy In % 0.00%
Total Sale Proceeds £428904

Here is the breakdown (using our usual Low, Mid, and High definitions):

Detailed Breakdown
Low Total Lots 4
Total Low Lots Sold 4
Total Low Lots Bought In 0
Low Buy In % 0.00%
Aggregate High Estimate of Low Lots £13000
Total Proceeds from Low Lots £13104
Mid Total Lots 6
Total Mid Lots Sold 6
Total Mid Lots Bought In 0
Mid Buy In % 0.00%
Aggregate High Estimate of Mid Lots £133000
Total Proceeds from Mid Lots £252000
Total High Lots 1
Total High Lots Sold 1
Total High Lots Bought In 0
High Buy In % 0.00%
Aggregate High Estimate of High Lots £220000
Total Proceeds from High Lots £163800

The top photography lot by High estimate was lot 25, John Baldessari, Female and Male Faces (With Notations) with Black and White Commentary, 1989, estimated at £140000-22000; it was also the top photography outcome of the sale at £163800 (image above, via Phillips).

100.00% of the lots that sold had proceeds in or above the estimate range and there were 2positive surprises in the sale (defined as having proceeds of at least double the high estimate) (image above via Phillips):

Lot 82, Gerhard Richter, 28.3.08, 2008, estimated at £25000-35000, sold at £95760

Lot 83, Gerhard Richter, 13.3.08, 2008, estimated at £25000-35000, sold at £75600

The complete lot by lot results can be found here.

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