Phillips photography auction

Rare and exclusive prints from 20th century and contemporary masters will go under the hammer at the prestigious New York auction house this October

Art and Design 19 Sep 2019

Marina Abramović, Cleaning the Floor, 2004, Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives
Peter Beard, Maureen Gallagher and a Late Night Feeder, 2.00am, Hog Ranch, 1987
Richard Mosse, Remain in Light, 2015
Berenice Abbott, Hot Dog Stand, West Street and North Moore Streets, Manhattan, 1936
Man Ray, Portrait of a Woman, 1942

Maureen The autumn-winter season is a time of ushering in the new, and for the New York branch of eminent auction house Phillips, this October sees a high-profile selection of rare and limited-edition prints from leading artists and photographers go under the hammer.

Phillips was established in London in 1796 by Harry Phillips, a former senior clerk to James Christie. Despite its long and prestigious history, Phillips is today recognised as a ‘dynamic and forward-thinking auction house’, conducting sales in the exclusive categories of contemporary art, photographs, editions, design and watches and jewellery.

On 1 October – the first sale of the autumn season – some 250 lots will go up for auction, featuring a range of exceptional prints from masters of the genre. Highlights include stills from Cleaning the House by the self-proclaimed ‘grandmother of performance art’ Marina Abramović, rare prints by Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman and Hannah Wilke, and a stark black and white triptych of the Baltic Sea by Japanese photographer and architect Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Other highlights include two private collections: The Feminist Thread from collector Helen Kornblum and World View: Property from a Private Collection. The latter features 40 photographs from seminal photographers such as André Kertész and Robert Frank in a collection that Vanessa Hallett, head of photographs at Phillips Worldwide says is, ‘Full of visual and cultural juxtapositions that address universal themes and experiences’.

Auction viewing is between 26-30 September 2019. The auction takes place on 1 October 2019;