LONDON.- Phillips de Pury & Company
s Photographs Sale totaled £901,375 / $1,288,065 selling 78% by value and 69% by lot.
The Photographs department, European market leaders, sold a full range of exciting works from diverse genres and movements integral to 20th and 21st century photography which generated widespread interest with top results for blue chip photographers.
I am particularly thrilled with the result for the Mapplethorpe X, Y, Z Portfolios which has never been sold at auction before, as it is such a key piece to understating his work. Overall the results are very pleasing as they confirm that once again the market for photographs is strengthening. Louise Proud, Senior Specialist, Photographs London.
Top Ten Lots:
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE, X, Y, Z Portfolios; £73,250 / $104,674
DESIREE DOLRON, Xteriors IX; £63,650 / $90,956
PETER LINDBERGH, Helena Christensen, Italian Vogue, ET Mirage, California, United States; £58,850 / $84,097
IRVING PENN, Audrey Hepburn, Paris; £48,050 / $68,663
DESIREE DOLRON, Xteriors X; £38,450 / $54,945
GREGORY CREWDSON, Untitled (Penitent Girl) from Twilight; £31,250 / $44,656
THOMAS RUFF, LMV 09 h.t.b. 03; £27,500 / $39,298
IRVING PENN, Camel Pack (SM), Neg. XXXXII; £23,750 / $33,939
RUUD VAN EMPEL, World #6; £22,500 / $32,153
AHMET ERTUG, HAREM: Topkapi Palace, Istanbul; £18,750 / $26,794