LONDON.- Phillips de Pury & Company
s May Photographs sale totaled £1,420,438/$2,296,848 selling 80% by value and 67% by lot.
Strong works by leading photographers across the spectrum are continuing to command excellent prices. We are also seeing competitive bidding on a global scale. This reflects the steady growth of the market, and Phillips de Purys continued dedication to offer the best in the field of Photographs. Vanessa Kramer, Worldwide Director, Photographs.
I am delighted that we sold a range of genres and mediums extremely well across the board, and that we achieved solid prices for our highest value lots. It was really exciting to see works consistently selling over the high estimate during the auction. Lou Proud, Head of Photographs, London.
Top Ten Lots
LENI RIEFENSTAHL, Nuba Portfolio £85,250/$137,849
EL LISSITZKY, Hans (Jean) Arp £55,250/$89,339
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, Calla Lily £51,650/$83,518
IRVING PENN, Alfred Hitchcock, New York, May 23 £51,650/$83,518
RICHARD AVEDON, Marella Agnelli, New York Studio, December £49,250/$79,637
CANDIDA HÖFER, Teatro Comunale di Bologna I £37,250/$60,233
ROBERT FRANK, New York City £37,250/$60,233
ALEXANDER RODCHENKO, Rodchenko Museum Series Portfolio #2: Portraits £32,450/$52,472
CANDIDA HÖFER, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam III £30,000/$48,510
PETER LINDBERGH, Linda Evangelista, Harper's Bazaar US £30,000/$48,510
LENI RIEFENSTAHL, Nuba Portfolio, £85,250 /$137,849
MITCH EPSTEIN, Flag, 2000, £15,000/ $24,255
HARRY CORY WRIGHT, Dark Cliff, 2010 £11,250/$18,191
CHRISTER STRÖMHOLM, Lago di Maggiore, 1950, £10,625 /$17,181
ETHAN RUSSELL, John Lennon Listening to the 'White Album', London, 1968, £4,375/$7,074
TONI SCHNEIDERS, Untitled, December, 1956 £3,000 /$4,851