04 April 2017


PHILLIPS’ APRIL PHOTOGRAPHS AUCTIONS TOTAL $9 MILLION

19TH-CENTURY WORKS LEAD THE ODYSSEY OF COLLECTING: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM JOY OF GIVING SOMETHING FOUNDATION

10 NEW WORLD AUCTION RECORDS SET OVER TWO DAYS OF SALES



Combined Total: $9,112,625 / £7,472,353 / €8,518,053

New York, 3-4 April 2017

Total Lots Sold: 275 | Total Lots Offered: 346
Combined Sold by Lot: 80% | Combined Sold by Value: 84%

Vanessa Hallett, Phillips’ Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairman, Americas, said, “There was spirited bidding for works from the 19th century in The Odyssey of Collecting, which offered exceptionally rare images. Benjamin Brecknell Turner’s Trees (Pepperharrow Park) soared to $162,500, more than quadrupling its high estimate, and exceptional prices were also achieved for Gustave Le Gray, Charles Aubry, and Carleton Watkins, among others. It was an honor to work with Joy of Giving Something Foundation and we are happy to have achieved such a positive result that will help them continue their good work. We look forward to the final session of The Odyssey of Collecting this October.”
“Additionally, our auction of Photographs was led by Robert Mapplethorpe’s iconic Tulips and Henri Cartier-Bresson’s On the Banks of the Marne, France. Auction newcomer Awol Erizku performed exceptionally well, with his Girl with a Bamboo Earring realizing $52,500 against an estimate of $12,000-18,000.”

The Odyssey of Collecting:

Photographs from Joy of Giving Something Foundation


TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

8

László Moholy-Nagy, Photogram studies for Goerz (negative and positive), 1925

$150,000-250,000

$212,500

£174,452/€198,635

22

Gustave Le Gray, Troncs d’Arbres, Fontainebleau, 1855

$100,000-150,000

$200,000

£164,190/€186,951

27

Imogen Cunningham, Magnolia Blossom, 1925

$180,000-220,000

$162,500

£133,404/€151,898

123

Benjamin Brecknell Turner, Trees (Pepperharrow Park), circa 1853

*World Auction Record for the Artist

$25,000-35,000

$162,500

£133,404/€151,898

30

Carleton Watkins, Cape Horn, Columbia River, 1867

$70,000-90,000

$156,250

£128,274/€146,055

53

László Moholy-Nagy, Special Effect for “Things to Come”, 1936

$80,000-120,000

$143,750

£118,012/€134,371

23

Charles Aubry, Untitled (study of leaves), 1864

$60,000-80,000

$137,500

£112,881/€128,529

12

Eugène Atget, Boutique Coiffeur, Boulevard de Strasbourg, 1912

$120,000-180,000

$125,000

£102,619/€116,844

24

Victor Regnault, Sèvres et ses environs, Manufacture, Porte orientale et cours d'Honneur, circa 1852

$100,000-150,000

$125,000             

£102,619/€116,844

59

Constantin Brancusi, (Bois) Group Mobile (L’Enfant au monde), 1917

$40,000-60,000

$125,000             

£102,619/€116,844


Photographs

TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

282

Robert Mapplethorpe, Tulips, 1977

$200,000-300,000

$298,000

£244,643/€278,556

255

Henri Cartier-Bresson, On the Banks of the Marne, France, 1938

$100,000-150,000

$212,500

£174,452/€198,635

291

Richard Avedon, Avedon/Paris, 1978

$120,000-180,000

$150,000

£123,143/€140,213

316

Vik Muniz, The Best of LIFE—Portfolio, 1989

$120,000-180,000

$150,000

£123,143/€140,213

277

William Eggleston, Untitled, circa 1971-1974

$80,000-120,000

$100,000

£82,095/€93,475

234

Robert Frank, Rodeo - New York City, 1954

$70,000-90,000

$87,500

£71,833/€81,791

269

Massimo Vitali, Picnic Allée, 2000

$50,000-70,000

$81,250

£66,702/€75,949

329

Vik Muniz, Starry Night, after Van Gogh from Pictures of Magazines 2, 2012

$30,000-50,000

$75,000

£61,571/€70,107

337

Wolfgang Tillmans, Installation New York (1990-1995), 1995

$40,000-60,000

$62,500

£51,309/€58,422

293

Helmut Newton, Hinterhof Akt, Paris, 1974

$30,000-50,000

$60,000

£49,257/€56,085

 

 

 

NEW AUCTION RECORDS SET IN BOTH SALES

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

6

Willi Ruge, Berlin Fallschirmspringer from I Photograph Myself During a Parachute Jump, 1931

$20,000-30,000

$65,000

£53,361/€60,759

 

*previous record price: $3,410 set in 2000

23

Charles Aubry, Untitled (study of leaves), 1864

$60,000-80,000

$137,500

£112,881/€128,529

 

*previous record price: $10,450 set in 1989

32

Félix Teynard, Karnak (Thèbes), Palais - Salle Hypostyle - Vue Transversale Prise du Point K, 1851-1852

$30,000-50,000

$105,000

£86,199/€98,149

 

*previous record price: $75,000 set in 2014

80

Robert Demachy                , Frederick Holland Day, circa 1900-1920

$20,000-30,000

$68,750

£56,440/€64,264

 

*previous record price: $35,241 set in 1995

111

Masao Yamamoto, Nakazora

$30,000-50,000

$22,500

£18,471/€21,031

 

*previous record price: $18,750 set in 2013

123

Benjamin Brecknell Turner, Trees (Pepperharrow Park), circa 1853

$25,000-35,000

$162,500

£133,404/€151,898

 

*previous record price: $137,000 set in 2014

142

James Doolittle, Marlene Dietrich, circa 1936

$5,000-7,000

$12,500

£10,261/€11,684

 

*previous record price: $8,050 set in 2004

202

Jim Goldberg, Selected Images from Raised by Wolves, 1988-1991

$8,000-12,000

$7,500

£6,157/€7,010

 

*previous record price: $6,945 set in 2008

228

John Divola, Selected Images from Dogs Chasing My Car in the Desert, 1996-2000

$10,000-15,000

$21,250

£17,445/€19,863

 

*previous record price: $16,717 set in 2017

330

Awol Erizku, Girl with a Bamboo Earring, 2009

$12,000-18,000

$52,500

£43,100/€49,075

 

*artist’s first time at auction




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