16 May 2019





Phillips’ May Photographs Sale Achieves £1.8 Million

 

New Auction Records Set for Richard Mosse, Don McCullin, and Kourtney Roy 

 

London, 16 May 2019

Sale Total: £1,849,188 / $2,369,810 / €2,114,731


Lots Sold: 124 | Lots Offered: 162

Sold by Lot: 77% | Sold by Value: 82%

 

Genevieve Janvrin & Yuka Yamaji, Co-Heads of Photographs, Europe, said, “An active room and a global audience participating online and by telephone responded positively to our sale, resulting in strong prices for established artists and auction newcomers alike. Leading the sale, Man Ray’s legacy continues to resonate with collectors worldwide, with La Prière, printed on linen, far exceeding its pre-sale estimate, selling for £100,000. This edition of ULTIMATE saw great prices for works by Helena Almeida, Anne Collier, and Ishiuchi Miyako. Strong results were also achieved for all artists included in ULTIMATE EDITORIAL, confirming the continued global enthusiasm for fashion photographs of the highest calibre. Further world auction records were set for Richard Mosse, Don McCullin, and Kourtney Roy.”


TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

40

Man Ray, La Prière [Prayer],  1930

£50,000 - 70,000

£100,000

$128,100 /€114,360

21

Thomas Ruff, 16h 28m/-60°,  1992

£50,000 - 70,000

£56,250

$72,056 /€64,328

37

Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy), Self-Portrait,  1912-1914

£30,000 - 50,000

£50,000

$64,050 /€57,180

16

Doug & Mike Starn, Structure of Thought No. 1, 2001-2006

£20,000 - 30,000

£48,750

$62,449 /€55,751

41*

Helena Almeida, Seduzir [Seduce], 2002

£50,000 - 70,000

£47,500

$60,848 /€54,321

108

Desirée Dolron, Xteriors VII, 2001-2005

£30,000 - 50,000

£43,750

$56,044 /€50,033

45

Anne Collier, Folded Madonna Poster (Steven Meisel), 2007

£20,000 - 30,000

£41,250

$52,841 /€47,174

22

Thomas Ruff, CK 02, 2012

£20,000 - 25,000

£41,250

$52,841 /€47,174

24

David LaChapelle, Pieta with Courtney Love, 2006

£10,000 - 15,000

£40,000

$51,240 /€45,744

10*

Steven Meisel, Naomi Campbell, New York City, 2019

£35,000 - 45,000

£37,500

$48,038 /€42,885

*Lots 4,10, 41, and 87 were sold immediately following the auction and included in the sale results.


NEW AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

11

Richard Mosse, Nowhere to Run (Infra series), 2010

£20,000 - 30,000

£37,500

$48,038 /€42,885

 

*previous record price: £25,000 set in 2017

48

Kourtney Roy, Sorry, No Vacancy 7 , 2017

£10,000 - 15,000

£23,750

$30,424 /€27,161

 

*previous record price: £15,000 set in 2017

140

Don Mcullin, Shell-shocked US Marine, The Battle of Hue, 1968

£7,000 - 9,000

£25,000

$32,025 /€28,590

 

*previous record price: £18,750 set in 2011


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Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewelry, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world.  In addition to providing selling and buying opportunities through auction, Phillips brokers private sales and offers assistance with appraisals, valuations, and other financial services.

 

*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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