02 November 2017

Photographs

London, 2 November 2017

Sale Total: £1,551,750 / $2,048,310 / €1,768,995

Lots Sold: 75 | Lots Offered: 97 Sold by Lot: 77% | Sold by Value: 87%

Genevieve Janvrin and Yuka Yamaji, Co-Heads of Photographs, Europe, said,
“The active audience throughout this sale was truly global, with our online platform enabling collectors to participate from across Europe to Australia, Brazil, California, Hong Kong, and beyond. ULTIMATE, a biannual offering of works exclusive to Phillips, was 100% sold for the second season in a row, cementing the market’s positive response to this multifaceted platform. World auction records were set for five artists featured in ULTIMATE, including Helena Almeida and Anne Collier from the dedicated selection of works championing today’s leading women artists. Our highly successful collaboration with Calvin Klein resulted in a new world auction record for Steven Meisel, beating Phillips’ previous record, as well as stellar results for Bruce Weber and David Sims. Debuting at auction was 28-year-old Danila Tkachenko, with his unique triptych from Restricted Areas, 2013-2015, far exceeding the high estimate.”

Phillips looks forward to concluding the Fall sale season with Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Eye of the Century, personal photographs from the collection of his last dealer, Peter Fetterman, in New York on 12 December 2017. Highlights will tour to Phillips Paris, and will be on view to the public at 46 rue du Bac, Paris from 7 to 17 November 2017.

TOP TEN LOTS
Lot            

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

30

Irving Penn, Single Oriental Poppy, New York, 1968

World auction record for the image

£50,000-70,000

£118,750              

$156,750/€135,375

37

Helena Almeida, Ponto de Fuga (Vanishing Point),1982

World auction record for the artist

£60,000-80,000

£75,000               

$99,000/€85,500

46

Danila Tkachenko, Restricted Areas, 2013-2015

World auction record for the artist

£30,000-50,000

£75,000               

$99,000/€85,500

48

Steven Meisel, CK One, New York City, 1994

World auction record for the artist

£60,000-80,000

£75,000               

$99,000/€85,500

50

Bruce Weber, Carré Otis, San Francisco, California, 1991

£40,000-60,000

£68,750               

$90,750/€78,375

34

Ruud van Empel, Theatre #7, 2012

World auction record for the image

£30,000-50,000

£60,000

$79,200/€68,400

47

Michael Dweck, Triple Gidget from Sculptural Forms, 2015

World auction record for the artist

£30,000-50,000

£57,500               

$75,900/€65,550

35

Desiree Dolron, Xteriors XII, 2001-2006

£40,000-60,000

£56,250

$74,250/€64,125

38

Laurie Simmons, Walking Purse, 1988

£30,000-40,000

£52,500

$69,300/€59,850

33

Thomas Ruff, Sterne 18h 22m/-60°, 1992

£30,000-50,000

£47,500               

$62,700/€54,150


NEW AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

30

Irving Penn, Single Oriental Poppy, New York, 1968

World auction record for the image

£50,000-70,000

£118,750              

$156,750/€135,375

 

*previous record price: SEK500,000 ($69,533) set in 2012

48

Steven Meisel, CK One, New York City, 1994

£60,000-80,000

£75,000               

$99,000/€85,500

 

*previous record price: $86,500 set in 2012

37

Helena Almeida, Ponto de Fuga (Vanishing Point),1982

£60,000-80,000

£75,000               

$99,000/€85,500

 

*previous record price: €70,000 set in 2013

47

Michael Dweck, Triple Gidget from Sculptural Forms, 2015

£30,000-50,000

£57,500               

$75,900/€65,550

 

*previous record price: £37,500 set in 2015

39

Anne Collier, Eye (Enlargement of Color Negative), 2007

£25,000-35,000

£37,500

$49,500/€42,750

 

*previous record price: $30,000 set in 2017

45

John Stewart, Muhammad Ali, "Fist & Arm", Chicago, 1977

£15,000-20,000

£21,250

$28,050/€24,225

 

*previous record price: £1,792 set in 2004

83

Neil Leifer, Aerial of Muhammad Ali victorious after his round two knockdown of Cleveland Williams during the 1966 World Heavyweight Title fight at the Astrodome, Houston, Texas, November 14, 1966

£6,000-8,000

£13,750

$18,150/€15,675

 

*previous record price: $17,500 set in 2016


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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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