04 October 2018

Phillips October Photographs Auctions Realize $5.9 Million

 

Works by Cindy Sherman ,Wolfgang Tillmans,

Richard Avedon, and Robert Mapplethorpe Lead the Sales

 

New York, 4 October 2018

Sale Total: $5,879,125 / £4,516,932 / €5,104,844


Lots Sold: 217 | Lots Offered: 297

Sold by Lot: 73% | Sold by Value: 86%


Vanessa Hallett, Deputy Chairman, Americas and Worldwide Head of Photographs
, said, “Today’s sales demonstrated the continued international demand for rare photographs of the highest caliber. We saw bidding from six continents as collectors vied for rare and important images across the 20th and 21st centuries, leading to the most successful online performance we have ever seen in a Photographs auction at Phillips. Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #296, which was created during her 1994 collaboration with Rei Kawakubo, led the sale after soaring past its estimate to $325,000. We were also pleased to set records for photographers who represent the trajectory of the photographic medium over the course of the past century.”

 

Caroline Deck, Senior Specialist, added, “We were honored to work with Mr. Cohen and Ms. Shaw in offering these works from their extraordinary collection. The sale was led by Richard Avedon’s iconic Marilyn Monroe, New York City, May 6, 1957, which sold for $250,000. Works by Francesca Woodman also performed exceptionally well with Providence, Rhode Island from Space2, 1976, selling for over three times its estimate at $125,000 and with Rome, 1977-1978, also selling above estimate. The photographs in Mr. Cohen and Ms. Shaw’s collection present the many unique ways of looking at the world and we are delighted that they have found buyers who will appreciate their significance.”

 

A Constant Pursuit: Photographs from

the Collection of Ed Cohen & Victoria Shaw




TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

21

Richard Avedon, Marilyn Monroe, New York City, May 6, 1957

$200,000 - 300,000

$250,000

£192,075 /€217,075

42

Robert Mapplethorpe, American Flag, 1987

$150,000 - 250,000

$187,500

£144,056 /€162,806

9

Francesca Woodman, Providence, Rhode Island

from Space2, 1976

$40,000 - 60,000

$125,000

£96,038 /€108,538

54

Man Ray, Lee Miller, Paris, 1929

$80,000 - 120,000

$100,000

£76,830/€86,830

38

Robert Frank, U.S. 285, New Mexico, 1955-1956

$50,000 - 70,000

$100,000

£76,830/€86,830

47

Paul Outerbridge, Jr., Eggs and Bowl, 1922

$70,000 - 90,000

$87,500

£67,226 /€75,976

15

Irving Penn, Moroccan Child with Lamb, 1971

$50,000 - 70,000

$81,250

£62,424 /€70,549

5

Richard Avedon, W. H. Auden, poet, St. Marks Place,

New York City, March 3, 1960

$15,000 - 25,000

$75,000

£57,623 /€65,123

6

Diane Arbus, Two ladies walking in Central Park, N.Y.C., 1963

$50,000 - 70,000

$68,750

£52,821 /€59,696

29

Francesca Woodman, Rome, 1977-1978

$40,000 - 60,000

$62,500

£48,019 /€54,269

 

Photographs




TOP TEN LOTS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

258

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #296, 1994

$180,000 - 220,000

$325,000

£249,698/€282,198

237

Wolfgang Tillmans, Freischwimmer 20, 2003

$120,000 - 180,000

$181,250

£139,254/€157,379

228

Robert Mapplethorpe, Y Portfolio, 1978

World auction record for a portfolio by the artist

$30,000 - 50,000

$112,500

£86,434/€97,684

95

Man Ray, La Prière, 1930

$70,000 - 90,000

$100,000

£76,830/€86,830

144

Edward Weston, Dunes at Oceano, California, 1936

$50,000 - 70,000

$93,750

£72,028/€81,403

203

Richard Avedon, Dovima with elephants, Evening dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, August, 1955

$60,000 - 80,000

$87,500

£67,226 /€75,976

214

Helmut Newton, Saddle II, Paris, 1976

$70,000 - 90,000

$81,250

£62,424 /€70,549

263

Sharon Core, Bakery Counter, 1962, 2004

$50,000 - 70,000

$75,000

£57,623/€65,123

266

Vik Muniz, Marilyn from Pictures of Chocolate, 1999

$40,000 - 60,000

$68,750

£52,821 /€59,696

262

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

$50,000 - 70,000

$60,000

£46,098/€52,098

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

83

Mark Klett, Around Toroweap Point, just before and after sundown, beginning and ending with views used by J.K. Hillers over 100 years ago, Grand Canyon, 1986

$7,000 - 9,000

$12,500

£9,604/€10,854

 

*previous record price: $11,950 set in 2003

228

Robert Mapplethorpe, Y Portfolio, 1978

World auction record for a portfolio by the artist

$30,000 - 50,000

$112,500

£86,434/€97,684

 

*previous record price: $105,669 (£73,250) in 2010  

277

Dawoud Bey, Amishi, 1993

$10,000 - 15,000

$20,000

£15,366/€17,366

 

*previous record price: $7,800 set in 2006  

 

*Lots 112 and 189 were sold immediately following the auction and included in the sale results.