ULTIMATE Evening & Photographs Day Sales / Phillips London - Friday 18 May 2018

ULTIMATE Evening & Photographs Day Sales

30 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6EX

Friday 18 May 2018 3 pm BST (lots 28-172) and 6pm BST (lots 1-27)


Public Viewing 10-18 May
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm 
Sunday 12pm-6pm

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This Spring, Phillips presents the inaugural ULTIMATE Evening & Photographs Day Sales in London, showcasing many of the key moments in the history of photography, and bringing to the fore leading contemporary artists of today.

The ULTIMATE Evening Sale is a tightly edited collection of 27 outstanding works, ranging from rare masterpieces to exclusive collaborations, championing such 20th century luminaries as Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton and Irving Penn. POLAROIDS from The Piero Bisazza Collection are featured in both the Evening & Day Sales and includes unique Polaroid prints by Andy Warhol and Nobuyoshi Araki.

The Photographs Day Sale is highlighted by the Michel and Sally Strauss Contemporary Photography Collection, as well as exceptional works by Man Ray and Nick Knight. Comprising 172 lots, the ULTIMATE Evening & Photographs Day Sales will take place on 18 May at Phillips London.

Genevieve Janvrin & Yuka Yamaji, Co-Heads of Photographs, Europe, said, “Building on our considerable success in 2017, we are thrilled to present our first Evening edition of ULTIMATE. Each work in this carefully curated selection of photographs, photo-based works and video is distinctive and has been chosen for its rarity and exclusivity. ULTIMATE offers something special for every collector.”


Lots highlighted at right include:


Andy Warhol 1928-1987
Debbie Harry, 1980
Unique Polaroid Polacolor Type 108 print.
This work is unique.
Estimate: £ 8,000 – 12,000

Peter Beard b. 1938
Downwind on the Tiva Lugga, Tsavo North near Kathamula, 1965
Unique mural-sized work, comprising gelatin silver print with ink and affixed gelatin silver, chromogenic, and Polaroid prints, with a feather, a sticker and a photocopied drawing, executed 2004.
This work is unique.
Estimate: £150,000-250,000

Ishiuchi Miyako b. 1947
Yokosuka Story, 1976-1977
22 unique gelatin silver prints, printed 1979.
This work is unique.
Estimate: £70,000-90,000

Mika Ninagawa b. 1972
earthly flowers, heavenly colors, executed 2018
Unique installation, comprising two chromogenic prints and two wall vinyl.
This installation is unique and site specific.
Estimate: £ 30,000 – 50,000

Tommy Ton b. 1984
Detail from Werk! Qweens, 2017
Unique polyptych, comprising nine chromogenic prints, each flush-mounted.
This work is unique.
Estimate: £20,000-30,000

Kim Heewon b. 1982
Someone’s Chandelier 01, 2013
4K video, 75 inch LED display, black wood frame, custom electronics and installation instructions.
This work is AP1 from the sold-out edition of 6 + 1 AP.
Estimate: £ 15,000 – 25,000 

Edward Burtynsky b. 1955
Rice Terraces #2, Western Yunnan Province, China, 2012
Chromogenic print, flush-mounted.
Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Michael Wolf b. 1954
Architecture of Density #119, 2009
Chromogenic print, flush-mounted.
Estimate: £15,000-20,000

Nadav Kander b. 1961
Chongqing IV (Sunday Picnic), Chongqing Municipality, 2006
Chromogenic print, flush-mounted.
Estimate: £15,000-20,000

Robert Polidori b. 1951
La Méridienne, Marie-Antoinette’s Bed, Château de Versailles, France, 2007
Chromogenic print, flush-mounted.
Estimate: £8,000-12,000

Candida Höfer b. 1944
Biblioteca de la Real Academia de la Lengua Madrid I, 2000
Chromogenic print, flush-mounted.
Estimate: £20,000-30,000

Massimo Listri b. 1955
Galleria delle Statue, Museo Pio Clementino, Musei Vaticani X, 2011
Chromogenic print, flush-mounted.
Estimate: £6,000-8,000


For more details on the highlighted lots at right and to register to bid at auction please contact 

Genevieve Janvrin
Co-Head of Photographs, Europe
+33 1 53 71 77 87

Yuka Yamaji
Co-Head of Photographs, Europe
+44 20 7318 4098