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25 May 2022

Phillips’ Photographs Auction Achieves £2.2 Million and Sets Six World Auction Records

 

 

Phillips’ Photographs Auction Achieves £2.2 Million and Sets Six World Auction Records

 

Strong Global Interest for 19th Century, Classic and Contemporary Masters with Gustave Le Gray, Edward Steichen, and Peter Beard Leading the Auction

 

London, 25 May 2022

Sale Total: £2,198,637 / $2,749,615 / €2,577,902

 

Lots Sold: 105 | Lots Offered: 130

Sold by Lot: 81% | Sold by Value: 91%

 

 

 

Yuka Yamaji, Head of Photographs, Europe, and Rachel Peart, Head of Department, London, said, “We are thrilled with the sale total of £2.2 million. These results reaffirm the global demand for high-calibre works from across the history of photography. The earliest work was Gustave Le Gray’s exceptionally rare 1857 Camp de Châlons album which sold for £327,600, over three times the estimate. The most recent work offered in this sale was Rafael Pavarotti’s auction debut with R€I$, taken in 2020 which sold for almost double the estimate. The 15th edition of ULTIMATE set five world auction records including those for Ihei Kimura, Markus Brunetti, and Tania Franco Klein. We look forward to continuing this momentum into our fall season in New York and London.”

 

Top Ten Lots

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

34

Gustave Le Gray, Souvenirs du Camp de Châlons au Général Regnaud de Saint-Jean d'Angély, 1857

£100,000-150,000

£327,600

$409,697/€384,111

33

Edward Steichen, Gloria Swanson, New York, 1924

£240,000-340,000

£277,200

$346,666/€325,017

55

Peter Beard, Orphaned cheetah cubs @ Mweiga nr. Nyeri (KENYA) for The End of the Game / Last word from Paradise, 1968

£20,000-30,000

£126,000

$157,576/€147,735

30

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

£35,000-55,000

£94,500

$118,182/€110,801

1

Peter Beard, Giraffes in mirage on the Taru desert, Kenya, June, 1960

£60,000-80,000

£73,080

$91,394/€85,686

42

野口里佳 Noguchi Rika, フジヤマ [Fujiyama] A Prime #1, 1997

£5,000-7,000

£63,000

$78,888/€73,868

52

Irving Penn, Bedside Lamp, New York, 2006

£40,000-60,000

£50,400

$63,030/€59,094

37

Markus Brunetti, Cortegaça, Paróquia de Santa Marinha from FACADES, 2013-2014

WORLD AUCTION RECORD

£25,000-35,000

£40,320

$50,424/€47,275

85

Sandy Skoglund, Revenge of the Goldfish, 1981

WORLD AUCTION RECORD

£15,000-25,000

£37,800

$47,273/€44,321

53

Irving Penn, Cocoa Dress (Balenciaga), Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Paris, 1950

£35,000-45,000

£37,800

$47,273/€44,321

 

New Auction Records

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

35

木村伊兵衛 Ihei Kimura, 青年、秋田市仁井田 Young Men, Niida, Akita City, 1952

£10,000-15,000

£27,720

$34,667/€32,502

 

*previous record price: £18,750 set in 2009

37

Markus Brunetti, Cortegaça, Paróquia de Santa Marinha from FACADES, 2013-2014

£25,000-35,000

£40,320

$50,424/€47,275

 

*previous record price: $18,000 set in 2019

38

Tania Franco Klein, Railway, TH 332 from Pest Control, 2016

£15,000-25,000

£18,900

$23,636/€22,160

 

*previous record price: £12,600 set in 2021

41

Lucia Fainzilber, Untitled 30 from Somewear, 2014

£6,000-8,000

£12,600

$15,758/€14,744

 

*previous record price: £11,970 set in 2021

42

野口里佳 Noguchi Rika, フジヤマ [Fujiyama] A Prime #1, 1997

£5,000-7,000

£63,000

$78,788/€73,868

 

*previous record price: £1,125 set in 2018

85

Sandy Skoglund, Revenge of the Goldfish, 1981

£15,000-25,000

£37,800

$47,273/€44,321

 

*previous record price: £37,250 set in 2012

 

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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium; prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer’s premium.

 

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