20 May 2021

Phillips Photographs Auction Achieves £1.5m

 

 

Phillips Photographs Auction Achieves £1.5m

London, 20 May 2021

Sale Total: £1,508,787/ $2,130,558 / €1,748,533

 

Lots Sold: 99 | Lots Offered: 119

Sold by Lot: 83% | Sold by Value: 91%

 

 

 

Yuka Yamaji, Head of Photographs, Europe, and Rachel Peart, Head of Department, London, jointly said, “Following a well-attended preview in our galleries on Berkeley Square, the sale saw energetic bidding online and by telephone from a global audience across 35 countries, leading to strong results overall. The 13th edition of ULTIMATE, which was 91% sold, was highlighted by a world auction record for master colour photographer Saul Leiter, with his most iconic image, Snow. Further records were achieved for Latin American artists Tania Franco Klein and Lucia Fainzilber, who both appeared at Phillips for the first time, and Korean artist Myoung Ho Lee. Our curation celebrating fashion photography saw Helmut Newton’s early ferrotyped print of Yves St. Laurent, Rue Aubriot, which was awarded to British fashion photographer Corinne Day in 1992, sell above estimate.”

 

 

Top Ten Lots

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

11

Peter Beard, Francis Bacon on his roof at 80 Narrow Street, London (soon to be lost gambling), during the dead elephant interviews, March, 1972

£80,000 – 120,000

£100,800

$142,340/€116,817

24

Peter Beard, Lion Pride near Ndutu, Southern Serengeti – with Richard Bell, 1976

£80,000 – 120,000

£100,800

$142,340/€116,817

4

Sohei Nishino, Diorama Map London, 2010

£50,000 – 70,000

£60,480

$85,404/€70,090

36

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, Summer, 2004

£30,000 – 50,000

£52,920

$74,728/€61,329

65

Helmut Newton, Yves St. Laurent, Rue Aubriot, French Vogue, Paris, 1975

£25,000 – 35,000

£47,880

$67,611/€55,488

64

Helmut Newton, Sylvia reclining inside the house, Brescia, Italy, (Dressed and Naked), 1981

£20,000 – 30,000

£40,320

$56,936/€46,727

44

Richard Avedon, William Casby, Born in Slavery, Algiers, Louisiana, 24 March, 1963

£25,000 – 35,000

£37,800

$53,377/€43,806

66

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

£30,000 – 50,000

£37,800

$53,377/€43,806

2

Naoya Hatakeyama, Untitled/Osaka, 1998-1999

£15,000 – 25,000

£30,240

$42,702/€35,045

20

Wolfgang Tillmans, Transient 3, 2015

£20,000 – 30,000

£30,240

$42,702/€35,045

 

New Auction Records

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

1

Myoung Ho Lee, Tree #2, 2006

£10,000 - 15,000

£25,200

$35,585/€29,204

 

*previous record price: ₩26,000,000 set in 2012

2

Naoya Hatakeyama, Untitled/Osaka, 1998-1999

World auction record for this work by the artist

£15,000 - 25,000

£30,240

$42,702/€35,045

 

*previous record price: $26,400 set in 2006

7

Saul Leiter, Snow, February 1970

£15,000 - 25,000

£18,900

$26,689/€21,903

 

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

21

Steve McQueen, More, 2001

£20,000 - 30,00

£22,680

$32,026/€26,284

 

*previous record price: £8,750 set in 2015

 

 

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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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