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Phillips de Pury & Company's London Photographs Sale Totals 901,375 Pounds
Peter Lindbergh's Helena Christensen, Italian Vogue, ET Mirage, California, United States. Sold for: £58,850/$84,097.
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

Phillips de Pury & Company | Louise Proud | Photographs Sale | London |


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