Phillips’ September Photographs Sale Achieves £2.7 Million Setting Nine New Auction Records

Monday, September 28, 2020
Phillips’ September Photographs Sale Achieves £2.7 Million Setting Nine New Auction Records

'Active bidding online and by telephone from a global audience across 28 countries led to strong results overall. The 12th edition of ULTIMATE, which was 92% sold, set four world auction records, including cover lot by Zanele Muholi whose first major UK survey is opening at Tate in November. The Marie & David Cooper Collection was 98% sold and saw world auction records for Mario Testino and Richard Avedon’s iconic 1959 portrait of Brigitte Bardot'.

Image courtesy to Phillips, fragment

 

Yuka Yamaji, Head of Photographs, Europe, said: “Active bidding online and by telephone from a global audience across 28 countries led to strong results overall. The 12th edition of ULTIMATE, which was 92% sold, set four world auction records, including our cover lot by Zanele Muholi whose first major UK survey is opening at Tate in November. The Marie & David Cooper Collection was 98% sold and saw world auction records for Mario Testino and Richard Avedon’s iconic 1959 portrait of Brigitte Bardot.

We are thrilled to have collaborated with Steven Klein, establishing his world auction record (breaking our previous record set in 2016) and achieving a sell-through rate of 92% for the fresh-to-auction offering of his unique Polaroids. The sale’s top three lots by Testino, Avedon and Ritts confirm the continued global enthusiasm and demand for fashion photographs of the highest caliber. We look forward to our New York.

Work Auction Record went to Mario Testino's 'Kate Moss', London, 2008, sold for 245,250 Euro.

 

Image courtesy to Phillips

 

Richard Avedon, Brigitte Bardot, hair by Alexandre, Paris, January 27, 1959 got World Auction Record for this Image by the Artist, sold for 231,625 Euro. 

 

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