Photographs / Phillips London - Thursday 21 May 2015


Phillips, 30 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6EX

Thursday 21 May 2015 16.00


15 - 21 May 2015
Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

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This May in London Phillips will offer a distinguished selection of classic and contemporary works, which are outstanding across all genres of the medium, including works by 20th century masters such as Diane ArbusHerb RittsRichard Avedon and David Hockney, as well as contemporary stars such as Gilbert & GeorgeFlorian Maier-AichenVik MunizBarry Frydlender and Pieter Hugo.

The auction features over 130 lots with a pre-sale low estimate of £1.6m/$2.4/€2.2m and pre-sale high estimate of £2.2m/$3.3/€3m.

“We are immensely proud to be offering works by two of Photography’s most loved ‘outsiders’ Diane Arbus and Pieter Hugo. These excellent works focus on switching the known and unknown and substituting the familiar with the unfamiliar. We are delighted to offer works by Barry Frydlander, Kim Joon, Walter Pfeiffer and Lyle Owerko amongst others in the section of Ultimate Contemporary. For the second time we will offer a new section of the sale entitled Ultimate Contemporary which offers the last available print of an image for sale by hand-picked artists.”  – Lou Proud,  Head of Photographs, London.



As the only international auction house to concentrate exclusively on contemporary culture, Phillips has established a commanding position in the sale of Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions and Jewelry. Through the passionate dedication of its team of global specialists, the company has garnered an unparalleled wealth of knowledge of emerging market trends. Founded in London in 1796, Phillips conducts auctions in New York and London and has representative offices throughout Europe and in the United States.

Details of highlighted lots at right are for informational purposes only, and images are reproduced courtesy of Phillips. 

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