25 October 2019

 

 

 

Phillips’ October Photographs Sale Achieves £1.6 Million

 

New Auction Records Set for Thierry Cohen, Fernell Franco,

Amanda Means, and Graciela Sacco

 

London, 25 October 2019

Sale Total: £1,655,750 / $2,122,672 / €1,911,895

Lots Sold: 93 | Lots Offered: 120

Sold by Lot: 78% | Sold by Value: 88%

 

 

 

Genevieve Janvrin & Yuka Yamaji, Co-Heads of Photographs, Europe, said, “This season we presented the 11th edition of ULTIMATE, which was 96% sold and led by the top lot of the sale, Peter Beard’s 756 elephants. ULTIMATE also saw strong results for Wolfgang Tillmans, Idris Khan, Amanda Means, and Bastiaan Woudt, who made his auction debut. Confirming the continued global enthusiasm and demand for Latin American photography, we are thrilled to have established world auction records for Fernell Franco and Graciela Sacco. Reaffirming the global appeal for Modernist masters, the sale opened with a standout result for Constantin Brancusi, and concluding the sale was the Property of a Private European Collector, led by Thomas Struth’s Museo del Prado 3, Madrid.”

 

 

TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

10

Peter Beard, 756 elephants…for The End of the Game / last word from Paradise,  1976

£100,000 - 150,000

£212,500

$272,425/€245,374

43

Peter Beard, The Gardeners of Eden,  1984

£80,000 - 120,000

£100,000

$128,200/€115,470

46

Richard Avedon, Francis Bacon, artist, Paris, April 11,  1979

£80,000 - 120,000

£81,250

$104,163/€93,819

20

Nobuyoshi Araki, Tokyo Comedy,  1997

£40,000 - 60,000

£62,500

$80,125/€72,169

11

Wolfgang Tillmans, apple tree (f),  2004

£50,000 - 70,000

£62,500

$80,125/€72,169

91

Thomas Struth, Museo del Prado 3, Madrid, 2005

£50,000 - 70,000

£60,000

$76,920/€69,282

12

Idris Khan, every…Bernd and Hilla Becher Prison Type Gasholder,  2004

£30,000 - 50,000

£47,500

$60,895/€54,848

1

Constantin Brancusi, Femme se regardant dans un miroir, 1909

£20,000 - 30,000

£43,750

$56,088/€50,518

2

Hans Bellmer, La Poupée,  1936

£30,000 - 50,000

£37,500

$48,075/€43,301

16

Bastiaan Woudt, thula, Alkmaar,  2017

£18,000 - 22,000

£35,000

$44,870/€40,415

 

NEW AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

14

Thierry Cohen, Rio de Janeiro 22° 56’ 42’’ S 2011-06-04 LST 12:34 from Darkened Cities, 2011

£20,000 - 30,00

£20,000

$25,640/€23,094

 

*previous record price: €18,200 set in 2017

17

Amanda Means, Light Bulb 00062C, 2007

£10,000 - 15,000

£21,250

$27,243/€24,537

 

*previous record price: $3,584 set in 2013

55

Graciela Sacco, Adelante from Cuerpo a cuerpo, 2015

£20,000 - 30,000

£22,500

$28,845/€25,981

 

*previous record price: $17,500 set in 2013

57

Fernell Franco, Retratos de ciudad, 1994

£10,000 - 15,000

£20,000

$25,640/€23,094

 

*previous record price: £10,000  set in 2016

 

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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Prices Achieved include the buyer's premium and are reported net of applicable fees. 

 Phillips is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

 

 

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