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Phillips October photographs sales total $6,744,625
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tyrrhenian Sea, Mount Polo (Morning, day, night), 1993. $293,000/ £181,660/ €231,470. Image courtesy of Phillips.

NEW YORK, NY.- Phillips’ New York Photographs and Photographs from The Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago auctions produce results totaling $6,744,625 /£4,167,653 €5,345,887 selling 83% by value and 75% by lot.

“Today’s auction produced very solid numbers, particularly among the rare works from the Art Institute of Chicago and the fresh, contemporary selections in our various-owners auction. The market for photographs at the highest level is continuing to grow on both ends of the spectrum.” Vanessa Hallett, Worldwide Director, Photographs, Phillips.

“It was wonderful seeing a great level of activity in the room, on the phones and with our absentee bidders. Collectors responded favorably to the eclectic mix of works in our sales, which resulted in a dozen new world auction records achieved for some of the most recognizable names in the field.” Shlomi Rabi, Head of Sales, New York Phillips.

Top Ten Lots:

• 126 Helmut Newton, Private Property: Suites I, II and III, 1984 $389,000/ £241,180/ €307,310

• 277 Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tyrrhenian Sea, Mount Polo (Morning, day, night), 1993 $293,000/ £181,660/ €231,470

• 226 Sally Mann, Candy Cigarette, 1989 $257,000/ £159,340/ €203,030

• 152 Richard Avedon, Francis Bacon, artist, Paris, April 11, 1979 $209,000/ £129,580/ €165,110

• 36 Henri Cartier-Bresson, Córdoba, Spain, 1933 $161,000/ £99,820/ €127,190

• 114 Robert Heinecken, Cliché Vary/Lesbianism, 1974 $149,000/ £92,380/ €117,710

• 331 Ruud van Empel, World #8, 2005 $118,750/ £73,625/ €93,813

• 67 Edward Weston, Dunes, Oceano, 1936 $112,500/ £69,750/ €88,875

• 280 Adam Fuss, Untitled, 2007 $106,250/ £65,875/ €83,938

• 131 Richard Avedon, Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, 1955 $100,000/ £62,000/ €79,000

Auction Records:

• 114 Robert Heinecken, Cliché Vary/Lesbianism (16 parts), 1974 $149,000/ £92,079/ €118,090

• 331 Ruud van Empel, World #8, 2005 $118,750/ £73,625/ €93,813

• 280 Adam Fuss, Untitled, 2007 $106,250/ £65,875/ €83,938

• 276 Edward Burtynsky, Nickel Tailings #34 and #35, Sudbury, Ontario (diptych), 1996 $100,000/ £62,000/ €79,000

• 291 Richard Learoyd, Agnes in Red Dress, 2008 $60,000/ £37,200/ €47,400

293 Erwin Olaf, The Hallway from Hope, 2005 $43,750/ £27,125/ €34,563

• 207 Todd Webb, Sixth Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets, New York (8 works), 1948 $21,250/ £13,175/ €16,788

• 80 John Szarkowski, Selected Images from The Idea of Louis Sullivan (5 works), 1954 $13,125/ £8,111/ €10,402

• 83 Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Selected Images (4 works), 1948 $11,875/ £7,339/ €9,412

• 288 Kota Ezawa, 3-D Movies from History of Photography Remix, 2005 $10,000/ £6,200/ €7,900

• 278 Matthew Brandt, Hills Creek Lake, OR 7 from Lakes and Reservoirs, 2009 $8,125/ £5,038/ €6,419

• 57 Ruth-Marion Baruch, Selected Images of California (17 works), 1948 $4,375/ £2,704/ €3,467

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