23 November 2021

Phillips’ Photographs Auction Achieves £2.8 Million

Phillips’ Photographs Auction Achieves £2.8 Million

 

ULTIMATE 100% Sold

ULTIMATE IRVING PENN 100% Sold

Property Sold to Benefit the Ian Parry Scholarship 100% Sold

 

London, 23 November 2021

Sale Total: £2,880,423 / $3,853,430 / €3,421,654

 

Lots Sold: 108 | Lots Offered: 116

Sold by Lot: 93% | Sold by Value: 95%

 

 

Yuka Yamaji, Head of Photographs, Europe and Rachel Peart, Head of Department, jointly said, “These exceptionally strong results reflect the ever-growing global enthusiasm for classic and contemporary photographs. The sale was led by Helmut Newton’s iconic portrait of Charlotte Rampling, which achieved a world auction record for the image. The 14th edition of ULTIMATE was 100% sold, highlighted by a world auction record for Bastiaan Woudt, and a record for the remarkable photograph Leap Into the Void from 1960 by Yves Klein, Harry Shunk and János Kender. ULTIMATE IRVING PENN was also 100% sold, with the curated selection of ten fresh-to-market works exceeding their collective high estimate by 162% and achieving the top four auction prices for Irving Penn’s Small Trades series. All of the 22 powerful works selected to benefit the Ian Parry Scholarship sold, ensuring their continued support of young photojournalists and the future of authentic storytelling for the next generation.”

 

 

Top Ten Lots

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

36

Helmut Newton, Charlotte Rampling at the Hotel Nord-Pinus, Arles, France, 1973

£250,000 - 350,000

£441,000

$589,970/€523,864

10

Irving Penn, Milkman (A), New York, 1951

£30,000 - 50,000

£151,200

$202,275/€179,610

9

Irving Penn, Barber, New York, 1951

£30,000 - 50,000

£138,600

$185,419/€164,643

21

Helmut Newton, Mercedes, Paris, 1975

£100,000 - 150,000

£126,000

$168,563/€149,675

7

Irving Penn, Iceman, New York, 1951

£40,000 - 60,000

£107,100

$143,278/€127,244

8

Irving Penn, House Painter (B), London, 1950

£30,000 - 50,000

£107,100

$143,278/€127,244

1

Irving Penn, Station Sweeper, New York, 1951

£50,000 - 70,000

£100,800

$134,850/€119,740

5

Irving Penn, Rockette, New York, 1951

£40,000 - 60,000

£88,200

$117,994/€104,773

4

Irving Penn, Hunter, New York, 1951

£40,000 - 60,000

£81,900

$109,566/€97,289

33

Candida Höfer, Palazzo Corsini Firenze I, 2008

£15,000 - 20,000

£75,600

$101,138/€89,805

 

New Auction Records

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

10

Irving Penn, Milkman (A), New York, 1951

World auction record for a work from the Small Trades series

£30,000 - 50,000

£151,200

$202,275/€179,610

 

*previous record price: €118,750 set in 2020

22

Yves Klein, Harry Shunk and János Kender, Saut dans le Vide [Leap Into the Void], Paris, October 1960

World auction record for this work by the artists

£40,000 - 60,000

£69,300

$92,710/€82,321

 

*previous record price: $62,500 set in 2016

27

Bastiaan Woudt, Disk, Alkmaar, 2020

£18,000 - 22,000

£60,480

$80,910/€71,844

 

*previous record price: £35,000 set in 2019

36

Helmut Newton, Charlotte Rampling at the Hotel Nord-Pinus, Arles, France, 1973

World auction record for this work by the artist

£250,000 - 350,000

£441,000

$589,970/€523,864

 

*previous record price: £322,750 set in 2017

96

Jonas Bendiksen, Crashed rocket ship and butterflies, #2. Altai Territory, Russia, 2000

Sold to Benefit the Ian Parry Scholarship

£2,000 - 3,000

£11,340

$15,171/€13,471

 

*previous record price: £4,000 set in 2008

 

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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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