Phillips de Pury & Company New York Photographs Auction Sets Records

. April 12, 2011 . 0 Comments

WORLD RECORDS SET FOR DESIREE DOLRON, BARRY FRYDLENDER, A DAVID HOCKNEY PHOTOCOLLAGE, PIETER HUGO, AHMET ERTUG, CINTHYA SOTO, EUGENE VON BRUENCHENHEIN, SEBASTIÄO SALGADO, STEVE MCCURRY, MELANIE SCHIFF, MONA KUHN, GAVIN BOND, THE ULTRAVELVET COLLECTION, SANDY SKOGLUND, VEE SPEERS & MATTHEW PILLSBURY

Phillips de Pury & Company’s Photographs sale in New York, sold 94.5% by value and 90.4% by lot totaling $5,802,250 (including premium). 260 lots were offered in the auction.

Phillips de Pury & Company finalizes the New York Photographs week with outstanding results that confirm the Photographs Department status as a leader in the photographs market across the classic and contemporary spectrums.

The inaugural Photographs Auction Day was launched with an insightful Photographs Aficionado Class, followed by Chief Auctioneer Simon de Pury’s masterful conducting of a most dynamic auction that was hugely successful in attracting over 400 clients, and enhanced by the opportunity to receive an individual digital portrait by contemporary fashion and entertainment photographer Sophie Elgort. Collectively, the series of events generated a strong and unmistakable buzz across the photographs world.

“I am thrilled with the results of our inaugural Photography Sale on Park Avenue, which allowed us to achieve an excellent total and to break many records.” Simon de Pury, Chairman and Chief Auctioneer, Phillips de Pury & Company.

“We are tremendously excited with the results that reflect our dedication to offer the best in classic and contemporary photographs. We broke a great number of world auction records for emerging and established photographers, which speak of sellers’ confidence in offering top-quality works as well as buyers’ confidence in aggressively pursuing them. Today’s results are a testament to our commitment to the field of photographs.” Vanessa Kramer, Worldwide Director, Photographs.

Top Ten Lots:
Lot 171 Cindy Sherman Untitled #278 $242,500
Lot 211 Desiree Dolron Xteriors VI $194,500
Lot 145 Robert Frank Café-Beaufort, South Carolina, $182,500
Lot 94 Irving Penn Miles Davis hand and trumpet, New York, July 1 $122,500
Lot 50 Peter Beard Tsavo North on the Athi Tiva, circa 150 lbs. – 160 lbs. side Bull Elephant, February $120,100
Lot 48 Irving Penn Woman in Palace (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn), Marrakech, Morocco $112,900
Lot 92 Robert Mapplethorpe Flag $110,500
Lot 195 David Hockney Walking in the Zen Garden at the Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto, Feb 21st $108,100
Lot 33 Robert Frank Paris New Year (Young Man with Tulip) $104,500
Lot 206 Florian Maier-Aichen Untitled $104,500

Category: Fine Art

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