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06 April 2022

Contemporary Photographers Lead Phillips' $4 Million Photographs Auction

Contemporary Photographers Lead Phillips' $4 Million

Photographs Auction

 

New York, 6 April 2022

Sale Total: $3,933,405 / £3,009,881 / €3,609,764

 

Lots Sold: 220 | Lots Offered: 295

Sold by Lot: 76% | Sold by Value: 70%

 

 

Sarah Krueger, Head Photographs, New York, said, “We were gratified by the strong prices for Classic and Contemporary masters in our April auction. Vik Muniz, Peter Hujar, Gregory Crewdson, and Thomas Ruff were all in high demand, and the robust results for Ansel Adams demonstrate the enduring appeal of this American photographer. We set new auction records for a diverse group of photographers including Jose Dávila and Marcia Resnick, and we are pleased to introduce their work to new collectors across the globe. We look forward to our next Photographs sale on 25 May in London.”

 

 

Top Ten Lots

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

203

Vik Muniz, Marilyn Monroe, actress, NY City, May 6, 1957, after Avedon from Gordian Puzzles, 2007

$60,000 - 80,000

$119,700

£91,596/€109,851

127

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2001

$25,000 - 35,000

$81,900

£62,671/€75,161

18

Ansel Adams, Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, California, 1944

$40,000 - 60,000

$75,600

£57,850/€69,380

10

Ansel Adams, Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine, California, 1944

$25,000 - 35,000

$69,300

£53,029/€63,598

21

Peter Hujar, Great Dane (Sphinx), 1981

$12,000 - 18,000

$69,300

£53,029/€63,598

100

Thomas Ruff, Substrat 7 III, 2002

$40,000 - 60,000

$69,300

£53,029/€63,598

58

Robert Mapplethorpe, Self-Portrait, 1980

$50,000 - 70,000

$63,000

£48,208/€57,816

114

Vik Muniz, No 46 (Red, Ochre, Black on Red), after Rothko from Pictures of Pigment, 2006

$50,000 - 70,000

$56,700

£43,387/€52,035

14

Ansel Adams, Mount McKinley and Wonder Lake, Mount McKinley National Park and Preserve, Alaska, 1947

$25,000 - 35,000

$55,440

£42,423/€50,878

143

Jose Dávila, Buildings You Must See Before You Die, 2008

$25,000 - 35,000

$52,920

£40,495/€48,566

*Lots 33, 112, and 181 were sold immediately following the auction and included in the sale.

*Lots 33, 112, and 181 were sold immediately following the auction and included in the sale.