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29 June 2023

Phillips Presents SPOTLIGHT: Photographs from A Private London Collection Online Auction from 7 to 14 July 2023


Phillips Presents SPOTLIGHT: Photographs from A Private London Collection Online Auction from 7 to 14 July 2023


Featuring an Exclusive Curation of Iconic Works Including those by Terry O’Neill, David Bailey, Bruce Weber, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martin Parr, and Mick Rock




A Selection of highlights from across the sale


LONDON – 29 June 2023 – Phillips is proud to unveil its latest offering, an online auction dedicated to SPOTLIGHT: A Private London Collection. Following the success of SPOTLIGHT in the recent May Photographs live auction in London, Phillips are delighted to present an online auction featuring further SPOTLIGHT highlights. From portraits of fashion and pop celebrities such as Terry O’Neill’s 1970 rendition of Brigitte Bardot, to Martin Parr’s 2014 iconic image of Queen Elizabeth II, the works featured in this sale explore the major generation-defining moments of the last century. This remarkable curation of iconic photographs will go on view from 7 to 13 July in Phillips’ London galleries on Berkeley Square and will be presented in a dedicated online auction from 7 to 14 July on


Yuka Yamaji, Head of Photographs, Europe, and Rachel Peart, Head of Department, London, said: “We are thrilled to present our online auction dedicated to SPOTLIGHT: A Private London Collection, the next iteration of this expansive and remarkable collection. The first iteration of this collection was offered in our live auction in May and received enthusiastic international bidding with five works from the collection featuring in the top ten results. We look forward to presenting this latest SPOTLIGHT offering of timeless and instantly-recognisable photographs in July.”


Auction: 7 - 14 July 2023





Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewelry, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world.  In addition to providing selling and buying opportunities through auction, Phillips brokers private sales and offers assistance with appraisals, valuations, and other financial services.

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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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LONDON – Katie Carder, Head of Press, Europe                  

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