20th Century and Contemporary Masters

Phillips’ first Photographs sale of the fall season will be held on 1 October. The auction will include 250 lots with exceptional prints by Marina Abramović, Robert Mapplethorpe, Hannah Wilke, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Robert Frank, and Peter Beard, among others.

Sebastião Salgado
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Ansel Adams
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Phillipe Halsman
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André Kertész
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Richard Avedon
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Phillips is the destination for international collectors to buy and sell the world’s most important contemporary works of art. By focusing specifically on the defining aesthetic movements of the last century, we’ve set ourselves apart as the most dynamic and forward-thinking auction house. Our considered approach and specialized knowledge lead clients to seek our guidance on contemporary collecting trends. This finely-honed expertise is evident in all aspects of our business, from the caliber and quality of our sale catalogues, events and exhibitions, to a superior level of individualized client service.

Headquartered in New York and London, with offices throughout the world, Phillips conducts sales in a select number of categories: Contemporary Art, Photographs, Editions, Design, Watches and Jewelry. Additionally, our core art business includes special exhibitions, private sales, advising private estates and corporate clients, museum and arts sponsorships, and consulting.

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Phillips’ Photographs

As a leader in the field, Phillips’ Photographs department prides itself on its ability to cater to today’s ever-evolving collecting trends. Sales are uniquely distinguished for their balanced selection of classic and contemporary works that achieve strong results across all genres of the medium, including works by 19th and 20th century masters such as Gustave Le Gray, Carleton Watkins, Man Ray, Edward Weston, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Robert Frank and Robert Mapplethorpe, as well as contemporary stars such as Hiroshi Sugimoto, Peter Beard, Cindy Sherman, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth and Desiree Dolron.

Eiji Ohashi – Roadside Lights #001, 2017
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Annie Leibovitz – Queen Elizabeth II, The White Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace, London, 2007
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Richard Mosse – Nowhere to Run (Infra series), 2010
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Liz Collins – Cara Sweetie, 2014
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Henri Cartier-Bresson – Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1952
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