19 May 2017

Phillips Photographs Auction Realises £2,344,875

Sale Total: £2,344,875 / $3,024,889 / €2,720,055


Lots Sold: 81 | Lots Offered: 93 Sold by Lot: 87% | Sold by Value: 92%

Genevieve Janvrin and Yuka Yamaji, Co-Heads of Photographs, Europe, said,
“Achieving the second highest total for a Photographs sale at Phillips London, today’s auction is a testimony to the continued demand across the globe for exceptional works. ULTIMATE, a curated selection of works only available at Phillips, was 100% sold, featuring the top lot of the sale, John Baldessari’s ‘Transform (Lipstick)’, 1990. ULTIMATE established seven world auction records including Japanese artists Seiji Kurata and Sohei Nishino, who are both in the top ten. ULTIMATE CAMPAIGN, which champions advertising photography by today’s leading forces in fashion, was also 100% sold, and we are thrilled to have established a new world auction record for Bruce Weber. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon all achieved notable prices, demonstrating the continued appeal of works by master 20th century photographers.”

  TOP TEN LOTS        

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

32

John Baldessari, Transform (Lipstick), 1990

£300,000 - 400,000

£389,000

$501,810 /€451,240

59

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris, 1932

£30,000 - 50,000

£131,000

$168,990 /€151,960

28

Irving Penn, Girl in Bath (Jean Patchett), New York, 25 April 1950

£50,000 - 70,000 

£118,750

$153,188 /€137,750

30

Irving Penn, Gisele, New York, 1 April 1999

£70,000 - 90,000

£106,250

$137,063 /€123,250

5

Bruce Weber, Ric and Natalie, Villa Tejas, Montecito, California, 1988

World Auction Record for the Artist

£40,000 - 60,000

£87,500

$112,875 /€101,500

29*

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

£100,000 - 150,000

£87,500

$112,875 /€101,500

84

Ruud Van Empel, Boy & Girl, 2008

£50,000 - 70,000

£68,750

$88,688 /€79,750

33

Sohei Nishino, London from Diorama Map, 2010

World Auction Record for the Artist

£30,000 - 50,000 

£65,000

$83,850 /€75,400

39

Seiji Kurata, 入墨の男 [Irezumi no otoko] Tattooed Man from Flash Up, 1975

World Auction Record for the Artist

£15,000 - 25,000

£56,250

$72,563 /€65,250

4

Nick Knight, Alexander McQueen, Snakes, 2009

£40,000 - 60,000

£50,000

$64,500 /€58,000

PREVIOUS AUCTION RECORDS

Lot

Description

Estimate

Price Achieved

2

Alasdair McLellan, Kate Moss Supreme, 2012

£7,000 - 9,000

£21,250

$27,413 /€24,650

 

*previous record price: £6,875 set in 2016

5

Bruce Weber, Ric and Natalie, Villa Tejas, Montecito, California, 1988

£40,000 - 60,000

£87,500

$112,875 /€101,500

 

*previous record price: $75,000 set in 2016

24

Ormond Gigli, Girls in the Windows, New York City, 1960

£20,000 - 30,000

£43,750

$56,438 /€50,750

 

*previous record price: $56,250 set in 2015

34

Jungjin Lee, Unnamed Road #060, 2011

£25,000 - 35,000

£27,500

$35,475 /€31,900

 

*previous record price: $25,000 set in 2013

38

Daisuke Yokota, Untitled from Color Photographs, 2015

£8,000 - 12,000

£13,750

$17,738 /€15,950

 

*previous record price: £6,250 set in 2015

39

Seiji Kurata, 入墨の男 [Irezumi no otoko] Tattooed Man from Flash Up, 1975

£15,000 - 25,000

£56,250

$72,563 /€65,250

41

Kazuyoshi Usui, White Roses from Showa88, 2011

£4,000 - 6,000

£8,750

$11,288 /€10,150

42

Yoshinori Mizutani, Tokyo Parrots 023, 2013

£5,000 - 7,000

£6,875

$8,869 /€7,975

 

*previous record price: £6,250 set in 2016

44

Lee Jeonglok, Tree of Life #1, 2007

£7,000 - 9,000

£22,500

$29,025 /€26,100

 

*previous record price: $8,050 set in 2013

45

Chloe Sells, Blues from Measuring Infinity, 2016

£4,000 - 6,000

£4,375

$5,644 /€5,075

 

*previous record price: $300 hammer set in 2003

89

Valérie Belin, Giant Exhibition Aureole, 2013

£12,000 - 18,000

£22,500

$29,025 /€26,100

 

*previous record price: €16,576 set in 2009



* Lot 29 of the Photographs sale was sold immediately after the auction and included in the sale results.

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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.

Visit www.phillips.com for further information. *Estimates do not include buyer’s premium; prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer’s premium.

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