RICHARD PRINCE

Untitled (Cowboy), 1994

Ektacolor photograph

61 by 41 inches

ed.: '1/2'

lot #10, SOTHEBY'S, "Contemporary Art Evening Auction", N08441

May 14, 2008

est.: $800,000-$1,200,000   realized: $1,385,000

illustration courtesy: SOTHEBY'S IMAGES 2008

Richard Prince’s ‘Marlboro Man’ Takes Top Photography Spot at 2008 Spring Contemporary Art Auctions in New York

By Brian Appel

 

Richard Prince’s Marlboro Man, “Untitled (Cowboy)”, from 1994, rode away with the number one spot for the medium of photography at the spring 2008 contemporary art auctions in New York.  The 61 by 41 inch super-saturated color photograph of a cowboy on horseback descending a steep slope of desert sand creates a symbiotic relationship between commercial art and fine art blurring the two genres in mute gorgeousness.  The $1.4 million Sotheby’s brokered image might also be seen as the perfect metaphor for our country’s own top cowboy in Iraq.

 

Carrying a pre-sale estimate of $800,000-$1.2 million the ektacolor re-photograph of a detail from the ubiquitous Philip Morris cigarette campaign appreciated handsomely from its last appearance at the gavel.  Another print (from an edition of only two) sold for $152,500 (including buyer’s premium) at the Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg “Contemporary Art, Part One” sale in New York in 2002.

 

JEFF WALL

The Forest, 2001

Gelatin silver print

94 1/8 by 119 1/4 inches

from an edition of two plus one artist's proof

lot #80, SOTHEBY'S, "Contemporary Art Evening Auction", N08441

May 14, 2008

est.: $600,000-$800,000   realized: $993,000

*World Auction Record for the Artist

illustration courtesy: SOTHEBY'S IMAGES 2008

 

 

Jeff Wall’s never-been-to-auction 94 1/8 by 119 ¼ inch gelatin silver print entitled “The Forest” from 2001 racked up a heady $993,000 and placed second for the season.  Unlike Prince’s cowboy, which can be seen as a response to the domination of American culture by entertainment and the imagery of consumerism, the two ‘actors’ in Wall’s photograph (one almost entirely obscured by an impenetrable mass of leafless branches) overtly reference the black-and-white realist tradition of the documentary photograph.  By using the monochromatic tonality and the straight-ahead ‘objective’ approach of the New-Deal era of image-making, Wall’s ‘journalistic’ depiction of two homeless drifters walking away from a meal being cooked on a small make-shift fire gives a sly nod to Walker Evans and its tradition of ‘authenticity’

 

Both Prince and Wall are connected with the exploration of a genre of photography that is undergoing a rapid ascent in contemporary art – images that pretend to tell the truth in photographic representation but are in fact productions that incorporate casting considerations and production values that mimic a low-budget movie. 

 

THOMAS STRUTH

Pantheon, Rome, 1993

Cibachrome print

72 1/4 by 93 3/4 inches

ed.: '10/10'

lot #476, SOTHEBY'S, "Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction", N08442

May 15, 2008

est.: $650,000-$850,000   realized: $892,200

illustration courtesy: SOTHEBY'S IMAGES 2008

 

 

“Reality is not what it always seems” is a good backdrop for the season’s third highest seller at $892,200 – Thomas Struth’s “Pantheon, Rome” from 1993.  Unlike the ironic edge that accompanies much of contemporary photography (of which two of the best are illustrated above), the mere ‘veneer of realism’ for Thomas Struth is never enough. 

 

The artist approaches his subject matter in a way that some critics have described as “astonishingly conventional”.  Struth does not crop or process his work digitally allowing for the combining or removing of parts of pictures.  Nor does he hire actors to simulate a quasi-narrative or ‘appropriate’ works mixing high and low genres of image-making.  The artist is instead a restorer of the ‘objective’ world, allowing the viewer to reflect on what was actually in front of the camera.  In his mind, the joy of uniqueness of the medium of photography – its relationship to reality – would be decimated if one was to alter or direct subject matter in the photograph.

 

Executed in 1990, “Pantheon, Rome” is an extension of the artist’s celebrated “Museum Series” in which the photographer documented museum-goers in the act of “…viewing iconic works of art in cultural institutions throughout the world”.  The role of the documentary tradition in photography and the social dynamics between the tourists and the spaces they find themselves in plays an important part in what the pictures are all about.  By choosing the analog vehicle of photography, Struth is incorporating techniques that have always been central to the medium.  This image – which is a record of a particular place at a specific time – has held its own against post-modern photographic efforts.  On Nov. 14, 2000, at Sotheby’s, N.Y., another print from this edition of ten (‘7/10’) sold for $236,750.

 

Whether used as a reference point to a literal description of how a camera sees a piece of time and space that exists in the natural world or as an instrument that questions the myth of the medium as a vehicle of truth, the giants of contemporary photography find a way to preserve its valuable heritage while bringing it into the modern era with images that appeal to more people.   

 

Prices at the high end of contemporary photography are still rising sharply.  There is a lot of liquidity out there and the value of a photograph is what somebody is willing to pay.

 

Thanks go out to www.artnet.com for extending their Price Database to track previous prices on some of the photographs referenced in this article.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Final prices for the 2008 Spring sales include the commission paid to the auction house: 25% of the hammer price up to and including $20,000, 20% in excess of $20,000 up to and including $500,000 and 12% thereafter.  Estimates do not reflect commissions.

 

 

Complete listing of photographic lots at the Spring 2008 Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions in New York

 

 

1) RICHARD PRINCE, Untitled (Cowboy), 1994, Ektacolor photograph, 61 by 41 inches, ed.: ‘1/2’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”, N08441, May 14, 2008, lot #10, est.: $800,000-$1,200,000, realized: $1,385,000.

 

 

2) JEFF WALL, The Forest, 2001, gelatin silver print, 94 1/8 by 119 ¼ inches, from an edition of 2 plus one artist’s proof, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”, N08441, May 14, 2008, lot #80, est.: $600,000-$800,000, realized: $993,000. *World Auction Record for the Artist

 

 

3) THOMAS STRUTH, Pantheon, Rome, 1993, Cibachrome print, 72 ¼ by 93 ¾ inches, ed.: ‘10/10’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #476, est.: $650,000-$850,000, realized: $892,200.

 

 

4) RICHARD PRINCE, Untitled (Cowboy Saddling Horse), 1980-1983, color coupler photograph, 30 by 46 inches, ed.: ‘2/2’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, #1997, May 13, 2008, lot #19, est.: $700,000-$1,000,000, realized: $802,600

 

5) RICHARD PRINCE, Untitled (Four Women With Hats), 1980, Ektacolor print in 4 parts, each: 20 by 24 inches, ed.: ‘5/10’ plus 2 artist’s proofs, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #478, est.: $200,000-$300,000, realized: $769,000.

 

 

6) RASHID RANA, Red Carpet-1, 2007, Chromogenic print mounted on Diasec, 87 by 116 inches, ed.: ‘5/5’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #475, est.: $100,000-$150,000, realized: $623,400.

 

 

7) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, The Last Supper, 1999, gelatin silver prints mounted on panel in artist’s frames in 5 parts, overall: 59 ½ by 291 inches, ed.: ‘3/5’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #426, est.: $350,000-$450,000, realized: $601,000.

 

 

8) THOMAS STRUTH, Mailander Dom (Fassade), 1998, color coupler print face-mounted on Plexiglas, 74 ½ by 92 ½ inches, ed.: ‘9/10’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, #1997, May 13, 2008, lot #6, est.: $400,000-$600,000, realized: $565,000.

 

 

9) CINDY SHERMAN, Untitled (History Portrait #204), 1989, color coupler print in artist’s frame, 59 ¾ by 53 ¼ inches, ed.: ‘5/6’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #412, est.: $300,000-$400,000, realized: $553,000.

 

 

10) CINDY SHERMAN, Untitled #207, 1989, color coupler print in artist’s frame, 73 ½ by 57 inches, ed.: ‘6/6’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #414, est.: $150,000-$200,000, realized: $505,000.

 

 

11) MATTHEW BARNEY, Cremaster Suite, 1994-2002, Chromogenic prints in self-lubricating plastic frames in five parts, each: 44 by 34 inches, ed.: ‘4/10’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Evening Auction”, N08441, May 14, 2008, lot #3, est.: $400,000-$600,000, realized: $457,000. *World Auction Record for the Medium of Photography for the Artist

 

 

12) CINDY SHERMAN, Untitled #87 (Centerfold), 1981, Chromogenic print, 23 ¾ by 47 ¾ inches, ed.: ‘2/10’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #419, est.: $200,000-$300,000, realized: $421,000.

 

 

13) BARBARA KRUGER, Untitled (We Will No Longer Be Your Favorite Disappearing Act), 1984, unique photographic montage in red painted artist’s frame, 73 by 47 inches, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #408, est.: $80,000-$120,000, realized: $408,000.

 

 

14) CINDY SHERMAN, Untitled #94 (Centerfold), Chromogenic print, 24 by 48 inches, ed.: ‘2/10’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #413, est.: $200,000-$300,000, realized: $361,000.

 

 

15) RICHARD PRINCE, Untitled (Cowboy), 2001, color coupler print, 23 ¼ by 15 ½ inches, ed.: ‘1/2’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #479, est.: $250,000-$350,000, realized: $301,000.

 

 

2-WAY TIE

16) BERND & HILLA BECHER, Winding Towers, France, Belgium, Germany, 1983, gelatin silver prints in 15 parts, each 20 by 16 inches, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #403, est.: $150,000-$200,000, realized: $289,000.

 

 

16) CINDY SHERMAN, Untitled #89 (Centerfold), 1981, Chromogenic print, 24 by 48 inches, ed.: ‘4/10’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08443, May 15, 2008, lot #416, est.: $200,000-$300,000, realized: $289,000.

 

 

2-WAY TIE

17) RICHARD PRINCE, Untitled (Cowboys), 1987, Ektacolor print, 24 by 20 inches, ed.: ‘1/2’ plus one artist’s proof, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #413, est.: $200,000-$300,000, realized: $277,000.

 

17) ANDRES SERRANO, Piss Christ, 1987, Cibachrome print face-mounted on Plexiglas, 40 by 30 inches, ed.: ‘4/10’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #411, est.: $100,000-$150,000, realized: $277,000.

 

 

18) FLORIAN MAIER-AICHEN, Untitled (Mulholland), 2004, Chromogenic print, 48 by 61 5/8 inches, numbered ‘1/2 AP’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08443, May 15, 2008, lot #522, est.: $60,000-$80,000, realized: $265,000.

 

19) CHARLES RAY, All My Clothes, 1973, Kodachrome photographs in sixteen parts, overall: 9 by 60 inches, ed.: ‘10/12’ plus three artist’s proofs, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #363, est.: $200,000-$300,000, realized: $229,000.

 

 

3-WAY TIE

20) GILBERT & GEORGE, Animosity, 2001, hand dyed gelatin silver prints in 12 parts, overall 74 ¾ by 118 7/8 inches, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #404, est.: $150,000-$200,000, realized: $217,000.

 

 

20) PIERRE et GILLES, Dans le port du Havre, 1998, hand-painted color photograph, 42 ¼ by 51 ½ inches, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #608, est.: $100,000-$150,000, realized: $217,000.

 

20) ANDREAS GURSKY, Dusseldorf Flughaften 11, 1994, C-print in artist’s wooden frame, 73 by 91 ¾ inches, from an edition of six, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 1 – Contemporary Art”, NY010208, May 15, 2008, lot #151, est.: $200,000-$300,000, realized: $217,000.

 

21) RICHARD PRINCE, Untitled (Make-Up), 1983, Ektacolor photograph, 20 by 24 inches, from an edition of two plus one artist’s proof, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 1 – Contemporary Art”, NY010208, May 15, 2008, lot #160, est.: $150,000-$250,000, realized: $205,000.

 

 

3-WAY TIE

22) JOHN BALDESSARI, Blue Moon, Black Cloud (With Thicket), 1990, vinyl paint on gelatin silver print mounted on board, 65 by 48 inch, unique, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #366, est.: $150,000-$200,000, realized: $193,000.

 

 

22) GILBERT & GEORGE, Geography, 2001, hand dyed gelatin silver prints in 15 parts, overall 139 ¼ by 99 ½ inches, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #405, est.: $150,000-$200,000, realized: $193,000.

 

 

22) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, Satellite City Towers, 2002, gelatin silver print, 58 ¾ by 47 inches, ed.: ‘1/5’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #480, est.: $150,000-$200,000, realized: $193,000.

 

 

23) ANDREAS GURSKY, Niagara Falls, 1989, Cibachrome print mounted on Plexiglas in artist’s frame, 61 by 49 ¼ inches, this work is number two of three artist’s proofs from an edition of 12 and is unique in this size, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #375, est.: $350,000-$450,000, realized: $181,000.

 

 

4-WAY TIE

24) MATTHEW BARNEY, Cremaster 5: Bocsass el, 1997, four C-prints in artist’s acrylic frames, each: 33 by 27 ¼ inches, from an edition of three, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 1 – Contemporary Art”, NY010208, May 15, 2008, lot #164, est.: $120,000-$180,000, realized: $169,000.

 

 

24) RICHARD PRINCE, Creative Evolution 2, 1985-1986, Ektacolor print (gang), 86 ¼ by 47 ½ inches, ed.: ‘1/2’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #424, est.: $60,000-$80,000, realized: $169,000.

 

24) THOMAS RUFF, Nudes br16, 2004, C-print with Diasec face in artist’s wooden frame, 43 3/8 by 60 ½ inches, from an edition of five, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #213, est.: $70,000-$90,000, realized: $169,000.

 

 

24) CINDY SHERMAN, Untitled (A, B, C, D, E), 1975, black-and-white photographs in five parts (printed later), each: 19 ¾ by 15 ¾ inches, A: ed.: ‘8/10’, B: ed.: ‘6/10’, C: ed.: ‘6/10’, D: ed.: ‘7/10’, E: ed.: ‘4/10’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #420, est.: $60,000-$80,000, realized: $169,000.

 

 

25) OLAFUR ELIASSON, The Landscape Series, 1997, 30 color coupler prints mounted on Sintra in artist’s frames, each: 15 ¾ by 23 2/3 inches, overall: 94 ½ by 155 ½ inches, ed.: ‘1/3’ plus one artist’s proof, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #367, est.: $80,000-$120,000, realized: $157,000.

 

26) BARBARA KRUGER, Untitled, 2008, digital photograph on vinyl, 120 by 120 inches, unique, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “MOCA Los Angeles Benefit Auction”, NY010408, May 15, 2008, lot #8, est.: $120,000-$180,000, realized: $150,000.

 

 

3-WAY TIE

27) PAUL McCARTHY, Propo Object: Daddies, 1972-1994, 1995, Cibachrome print, 72 by 48 inches, ed.: ‘2/3’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #511, est.: $150,000-$200,000, realized: $145,000.

 

 

27) WANG QINGSONG, Follow Me, 2004, Chromogenic print, 23 5/8 by 59 inches, ed.: ‘9/20’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #612, est.: $50,000-$60,000, realized: $145,000.

 

 

27) THOMAS RUFF, Nudes RU 05 (NUD 05 3), 2000, Chromogenic color print face-mounted on Plexiglas, artist’s wooden frame, 60 by 40 inches, ed.: ‘2/5’ plus two artist’s proofs, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #372, est.: $100,000-$150,000, realized: $145,000.

 

 

3-WAY TIE

28) BERND & HILLA BECHER, Spherical Gastanks, 1998, nine gelatin silver prints mounted on paper, each: 16 by 12 ¼ inches, overall: 67 ½ by 54 inches, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #370, est.: $100,000-$150,000, realized: $133,000.

 

 

28) BARBARA KRUGER, Untitled (Free Love), 1985, photograph in artist’s frame, 87 ½ by 51 ½ inches, unique, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 1 – Contemporary Art”, NY010208, May 15, 2008, lot #159, est.: $100,000-$150,000, realized: $133,000.

 

 

28) FRANCESCO VEZZOLI, La Diosa Arrodillada (The Kneeling Goddess), 2002, color laserprint on canvas with metallic embroidery, 16 ½ by 11 ¾ inches, unique, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #435, est.: $100,000-$150,000, realized: $133,000.

 

 

29) VIK MUNIZ, Brando (After Warhol), 1999, Cibachrome print, 60 by 48 inches, this work is artist’s proof one from an edition of three plus three artist’s proofs, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #430, est.: $50,000-$70,000, realized: $127,000.

 

 

30) THOMAS RUFF, Substrat 1 111, 2001, inkjet on paper face, mounted on Plexiglas, artist’s wooden frame, 94 by 74 inches, ed.: ‘2/3’ plus three artist’s proofs, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #376, est.: $100,000-$150,000, realized: $121,000.

 

 

31) JOHN BALDESSARI, Arms & Leg (Specif Elbows & Knees), etc. (Part Two): Arm with Telephone (Yellow), 2008, color photographs with acrylic, 60 by 39 ½ inches, from an edition of three, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “MOCA Los Angeles Benefit Auction”, NY010408, May 15, 2008, lot #7, est.: $50,000-$70,000, realized: $110,000.

 

 

3-WAY TIE

32) OLAFUR ELIASSON, Iceland Series: 69, 73, 74, 76, 78, 83, 88, 93, 1999, eight C-prints in artist’s wooden frames, 24 ½ by 36 ¼ inches, these works are unique, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #427, est.: $60,000-$80,000, realized: $109,000.

 

 

32) VIK MUNIZ, Self Portrait: Front (From Pictures of Magazines), 2003, Chromogenic print, 100 by 72 inches, ed.: ‘1/6’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #604, est.: $55,000-$75,000, realized: $109,000.

 

 

32) RICHARD PRINCE, Untitled (Publicity), 2000, three publicity photographs and one Richard Prince photograph, 33 by 41 inches, unique, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #415, est.: $60,000-$80,000, realized: $109,000.

 

 

33) VIK MUNIZ, Maria Callas (From Diamond Divas), 2004, Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum, 58 ¼ by 46 ¾ inches, ed.: ‘5/10’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #437, est.: $80,000-$120,000, realized: $103,000.

 

 

3-WAY TIE

34) WANG QINGSONG, Night Revels of Lao Li, 2000, digital color print, 50 by 384 inches, numbered of nine, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #344, est.: $80,000-$120,000, realized: $97,000.

 

 

34) CINDY SHERMAN, Untitled #156, 1985, Chromogenic print, 49 ½ by 72 ½ inches, ed.: ‘3/5’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08443, May 15, 2008, lot #415, est.: $50,000-$70,000, realized: $97,000.

 

 

34) THOMAS STRUTH, Paradise 15, Yakushima, Japan, 1999, Chromogenic print, 73 ¾ by 116 ½ inches, ed.: ‘2/10’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08443, May 15, 2008, lot #425, est.: $100,000-$150,000, realized: $97,000.

 

 

3-WAY TIE

35) RODNEY GRAHAM, Cedars, Stanley Park, #7, 1991-1993, gelatin silver print, 103 by 71 inches, unique, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #380, est.: $70,000-$90,000, realized: $91,000.

 

 

35) VIK MUNIZ, Catherine Deneuve (Pictures of Diamond), 2004, Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum, 38 5/8 by 30 ¾ inches, ed.: ‘4/10’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #495, est.: $50,000-$70,000, realized: $91,000.

 

 

35) VIK MUNIZ, The Reader, After Fragonard (From Pictures of Chocolate), 2002, Cibachrome print, 40 by 30 inches, ed.: ‘3/3’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08443, May 15, 2008, lot #605, est.: $40,000-$60,000, realized: $91,000.

 

 

36) ELGER ESSER, Camargue 1 & 11, Frankreich, 1999, diptych: C-print with Diasec face in the artist’s wooden frame, 48 7/8 by 63 ½ inches each, from an edition of five, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO, “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #364, est.: $80,000-$120,000, realized: $85,000.

 

 

37) VIK MUNIZ, Mass (from Chocolate Pictures), diptych: C-print in the artist’s wood frame, each: 62 ¼ by 49 ¾ inches, overall: 69 ¼ by 99 ½ inches, numbered of three, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #365, est.: $40,000-$60,000, realized: $79,000.

 

 

4-WAY TIE

38) OLAFUR ELIASSON, Landscapes, 1995, eight color coupler prints in artist’s wooden frames, 8 ½ by 11 inches, this work is unique and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #423, est.: $60,000-$80,000, realized: $73,000.

 

 

38) OLAFUR ELIASSON, Untitled (Mountains), 1997, four color coupler prints mounted on Sintra in artist’s frames, each: 15 ¾ by 23 2/3 inches, overall: 15 ¾ by 67 ¾ inches, ed.: ‘2/3’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #368, est.: $30,000-$40,000, realized: $73,000.

 

 

38) RODNEY GRAHAM, Stanley Park Cedar No. 6, 1991, Ektacolor print, 104 1/3 by 71 inches, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #406, est.: $80,000-$120,000, realized: $73,000.

 

 

38) CINDY SHERMAN, Untitled #154, 1985, Chromogenic print, 72 ½ by 49 inches, ed.: ‘3/5’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #417, est.: $50,000-$70,000, realized: $73,000.

 

 

39) CINDY SHERMAN, Untitled #143, 1985, color photograph, 51 ¾ by 49 3/8 inches, ed.: ‘2/5’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #414, est.: $35,000-$45,000, realized: $67,000.

 

 

40) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, English Channel, Weston Cliff, 1994, gelatin silver print mounted on paper, 20 by 24 inches, ed.: ‘8/25’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #306, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $63,400.

 

 

7-WAY TIE

41) ZHANG HUAN, ½ (Meat); ½ (Meat with Text), 1998, Chromogenic prints mounted on Plexiglas, in 2 parts, each: 46 by 40 inches, ed.: ‘13/15’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #610, est.: $50,000-$70,000, realized: $61,000.

 

 

41) PAUL McCARTHY, Basement Bunker: George W. With Face Camera, Pipe and Pink Shirt, 2003, Cibachrome print mounted on aluminum, 72 by 42 inches, ed.: ‘1/3’ plus one artist’s proof, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #429, est.: $60,000-$80,000, realized: $61,000.

 

 

41) VIK MUNIZ, Rosie the Riveter (Pictures of Diamond), 2004, Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum, 40 by 30 inches, ed.: ‘8/10’ and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #496, est.: $40,000-$60,000, realized: $61,000.

 

 

41) THOMAS RUFF, Nudes Ko 05, 2002, Chromogenic color print mounted on Diasec, 41 by 69 5/8 inches, ed.: ‘3/5’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #553, est.: $80,000-$120,000, realized: $61,000.

 

 

41) LAURIE SIMMONS, Walking Purse (Color), 1989, Cibachrome print, 64 by 46 inches, ed.: ‘4/5’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #422, est.: $40,000-$60,000, realized: $61,000.

 

 

41) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, Bay of Sagami, Atami, 1997, gelatin silver print, 20 by 24 inches, ed.: ‘17/25’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #433, est.: $30,000-$40,000, realized: $61,000.

 

 

41) WOLFGANG TILLMANS, White Jeans on White, 1991, Cibachrome print in artist’s frame, 58 ½ by 84 ½ inches, from an edition of one plus one artist’s proof, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #374, est.: $35,000-$45,000, realized: $61,000.

 

 

42) FLORIAN MAIER-AICHEN, Untitled, 2007, C-print, 47 7/8 by 60 ½ inches framed, ed.: one of two artist’s proofs, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “MOCA Los Angeles Benefit Auction”, NY010408, May 15, 2008, lot #3, est.: $30,000-$40,000, realized: $60,000.

 

 

43) SHIRIN NESHAT, Fervor Series, 2000, gelatin silver print, 46 7/8 by 63 ¾ inches, numbered of five, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #320, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $58,600.

 

 

4-WAY TIE

44) JAMES CASEBERE, Asylum, 1994, dye destruction print, 48 by 60 inches, ‘AP1’ from an edition of 5 plus 1 artist’s proof, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #601, est.: $20,000-$30,000, realized: $55,000.

 

 

44) GREGORY CREWDSON, Untitled (Boy With Hand In Drain), 2001-2002, color coupler print,48 by 60 inches, ed.: ‘6/10’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #373, est.: $30,000-$40,000, realized: $55,000.

 

 

44) GERHARD RICHTER, K. L Badende (Bather), 1996, C-print, 20 ½ by 14 ½ inches, this work is an artist’s proof from an edition of 45 plus five artist’s proofs, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #406, est.: $30,000-40,000, realized: $55,000.

 

 

44) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, Ionian Sea, Santa Cesarea, 1990, gelatin silver print mounted on paper, 20 by 24 inches, from an edition of 25, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #302, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $55,000.

 

 

5-WAY TIE

45) RUUD VAN EMPEL, World #16, 2006, C-print mounted to aluminum with Diasec face, 33 1/8 by 23 1/8 inches, from an edition of 13, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 22 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #310, est.: $20,000-$25,000, realized: $51,400.

 

 

45) DAVID LaCHAPELLE, Naomi Campbell: Fruit Passion, 1999, Cibachrome print, 59 ¼ by 43 ½ inches, 2nd artist’s proof from an edition of 3 plus 3 artist’s proofs, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #483, est.: $40,000-$60,000, realized: $51,400.

 

 

45) GORDON MATTA-CLARK, Jacob’s Ladder, 1977, Cibachrome print, 31 by 41 inches, unique, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #369, est.: $30,000-$40,000, realized: $51,400.

 

 

45) CINDY SHERMAN, Untitled #121, 1983, Chromogenic print, 40 ¾ by 29 ¾ inches, ed.: ‘12/18’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #421, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $51,400.

 

 

45) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, Boden Sea, Uttwil, 1993, gelatin silver print mounted on paper, 20 by 24 inches, artist’s proof number one from an edition of 25 plus 5 artist’s proofs, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #301, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $51,400.

 

 

6-WAY TIE

46) GREGORY CREWDSON, Untitled (Empty House), 2001-2002, digital Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum, 48 by 60 inches, ed.: ‘2/10’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #602, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $49,000.

 

 

46) ZHANG HUAN, Chicken Pox, 2000, Cibachrome prints in 6 parts, each: 30 by 25 inches, from an edition of 25, SOTHEBY’S, “contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #609, est.: $20,000-$30,000, realized: $49,000.

 

 

46) LOUISE LAWLER, Untitled, 1988, Cibachrome print, 27 by 33 ¼ inches, ed.: ‘4/5’, SOTHEBY’S,

“Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #607, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $49,000.

 

 

46) FLORIAN MAIER-AICHEN, Untitled (Maersk), 2000, color coupler print, 51 by 75 ½ inches, ed.: ‘3/6’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #377, est.: $30,000-$40,000, realized: $49,000.

 

 

46) MARILYN MINTER, Studs, 2005, C-print, 50 by 36 inches, from an edition of five, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #206, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $49,000.

 

 

46) CINDY SHERMAN, Untitled #148, 1985, Chromogenic print, 72 ½ by 49 inches, ed.: ‘3/5’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #418, est.: $50,000-$70,000, realized: $49,000.

 

 

47) CINDY SHERMAN, Untitled #304, 1994, C-print, 58 7/8 by 38 ¾ inches, from an edition of six, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #403, est.: $50,000-$70,000, realized: $47,800.

 

 

3-WAY TIE

48) ZHANG HUAN, To Raise the Water Level in a Fish Pond (Distant), 1997, color coupler print, image: 40 ¾ by 60 ¼ inches, sheet: 46 ½ by 66 ¼ inches, ed.: ‘1/15’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #458, est.: $20,000-$30,000, realized: $46,600.

 

 

48) RICHARD PRINCE, Untitled (Sunsets), 1981, Ektacolor print mounted on board, 30 by 45 inches, from an edition of five, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #425, est.: $30,000-$40,000, realized: $46,600.

 

 

48) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, Sam Eric P.A., 1978, gelatin silver print, 20 by 24 inches, ed.: ‘2/25’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #304, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $46,600.

 

 

3-WAY TIE

49) ZHANG HUAN, 1/2, color coupler print, 35 ½ by 29 ¼ inches, ed.: ‘1/15’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #453, est.: $20,000-$30,000, realized: $43,000.

 

 

49) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, Cabot Street Cinema, MA, 1978, gelatin silver print, 20 by 24 inches, ed.: ‘8/25’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #303, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $43,000.

 

 

49) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, Mediterranean Sea, Crete, 1990, gelatin silver print, 20 by 24 inches. ed.: ‘6/25’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #305, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $43,000.

 

 

50) JACK PIERSON, Self-Portrait #4, 2003, pigment print, 43 by 54 inches, from an edition of 7 plus 1 artist’s proof, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #539, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $40,000.

 

 

3-WAY TIE

51) THOMAS STRUTH, Nagato Bay, Kiwado, 1996, Chromogenic print in artist’s frame, 74 by 90 1/8 inches, ed.: ‘4/10’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #423, est.: $20,000-$30,000, realized: $39,400.

 

 

51) THOMAS STRUTH, Fei-Lai-Feng, Huangzhou, 1999, Chromogenic print in artist’s frame, 75 by 85 ½ inches, ed.: ‘4/10’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #424, est.: $20,000-$30,000, realized: $39,400.

 

 

51) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, Saint James, New Zealand, 1991, gelatin silver print, 20 by 24 inches, ed.: ‘11/25’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #427, est.: $20,000-$30,000, realized: $39,400.

 

 

2-WAY TIE

52) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, Hall of Thirty-Three Bays, 1995, gelatin silver print, 20 by 24 inches, ed.: ‘2/25’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #432, est.: $10,000-$15,000, realized: $34,600.

 

 

52) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, Ionian Sea, Santa Cesarea, 1993, gelatin silver print, 19 ¾ by 25 inches, from an edition of 25, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #224, est.: $30,000-$40,000, realized: $34,600.

 

 

3-WAY TIE

53) DAVID LaCHAPELLE, Faye Dunaway: Day of the Locust, 1996, Cibachrome print mounted on aluminum, 39 ¾ by 29 ¾ inches, ed.: ‘1/7’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #482, est.: $20,000-$30,000, realized: $32,200.

 

 

53) GABRIEL OROZCO, Focus Phillips, 1997, Cibachrome print, 15 7/8 by 19 7/8 inches, ed.: ‘4/5’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #410, est.: $10,000-$15,000, realized: $32,200.

 

 

53) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut 11, 1998, gelatin silver print, 25 by 20 inches, ed.: ‘3/25’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08443, May 15, 2008, lot #431, est.: $20,000-$25,000, realized: $32,200.

 

 

7-WAY TIE

54) GREGORY CREWDSON, Untitled (Pregnant Woman/Pool), 1999, Chromogenic print, 50 by 60 inches, ed.: ‘9/10’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, N08443, May 15, 2008, lot #606, est.: $40,000-$60,000, realized: $31,000.

 

 

54) VIK MUNIZ, The Origin of the World, after Courbet, (from Pictures of Soil), gelatin silver print, 19 ¾ by 23 7/8 inches, from an edition of 10 plus five artist’s proofs, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #418, est.: $20,000-$30,000, realized: $31,000.

 

 

54) RICHARD PRINCE, Adult Comedy Action Drama (Untitled Works from), four C-prints, 19 ½ by 12 3/8 inches, numbered of five right margin, each from an edition of five, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #433, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $31,000.

 

 

54) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, State Theatre, Sydney, 1997, gelatin silver print, 20 by 24 inches, ed.: ‘11/25’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #428, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $31,000.

 

 

54) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, Metropolitan Orpheum, Los Angeles, 1991, gelatin silver print, 20 by 24 inches, ed.: ‘16/25’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #429, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $31,000. 

 

 

54) HIROSHI SUGIMOTO, Proctors Theatre, New York, 1996, gelatin silver print, 20 by 24 inches, ed.: ‘11/25’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, May 15, 2008, lot #430, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $31,000.

 

 

54) ANDY WARHOL, Untitled (Holly Solomon), 1960, gelatin silver photobooth strip, 7 ¾ by 1 5/8 inches, unique, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, May 14, 2008, lot #357, est.: $10,000-$15,000, $31,000.

 

 

55) RINEKE DIJKSTRA, Isabel, June 26, 2003, 2003, C-print, 46 ¾ by 39 ¾ inches, from an edition of ten, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “MOCA Los Angeles Benefit Auction”, NY010408, May 15, 2008, lot #12, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $30,000.

 

 

56) HONG HAO, 556,066,792,000, 2004-2005, color coupler print, 50 by 80 inches, ed.: ‘8/9’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #457, est.: $20,000-$30,000, realized: $29,800.

 

 

3-WAY TIE

57) VLADIMIR CLAVIJO-TELEPNEV, La Russe, (from the Sensuality series), gelain silver print on hand-painted mirror, 49 ¼ by 41 1/3 inches, from an edition of three, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #432, est.: $20,000-$25,000, realized: $27,400.

 

 

57) THOMAS RUFF, Haus Nr. 2 1, 1987, Chromogenic color print mounted with Diasec Face in artist’s frame, 76 ¾ by 73 ¾ inches, ed.: ‘1/4’ plus 2 artist’s proofs, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #411, est.: $20,000-$30,000, realized: $27,400.

 

 

57) THOMAS RUFF, Haus Nr. 7 11, 1988, Chromogenic color print mounted with Diasec Face in artist’s frame, 92 ¾ by 73 7/8 inches, ed.: ‘3/4’ plus 2 artist’s proofs, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #412, est.: $20,000-$30,000, realized: $27,400.

 

 

2-WAY TIE

58) PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA, New York, 1997, 1997, Ektacolor print mounted on board, 30 by 40 inches, from an edition of fifteen, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #500, est.: $10,000-$15,000, realized: $25,000.

 

 

58) GABRIEL OROZCO, Mi Oficina 11, 1992, Cibachrome print, 15 7/8 by 19 7/8 inches, ed.: ‘4/5’, SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #409, est.: $10,000-$15,000, realized: $25,000.

 

 

59) MASSIMO VITALI, Onda 2, 2006, C-print with Diasec face, 59 by 71 ½ inches, numbered of six, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #361, est.: $20,000-$30,000, realized: $23,750.

 

 

60) VIK MUNIZ, Torso, After Frantisek Drtikol, (from Pictures of Soil), 1998, gelatin silver print, 23 7/8 by 19 ¾ inches, from an edition of 10 plus five artist’s proofs, PHILLIPS de PURY., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #417, est.: $20,000-$30,000, realized: $22,500.

 

 

61) CHRIS BURDEN, ¼ Carat Diamond ¼ Carat Cubic Zirconium Magnified 25 Times, #4, 2007, color Polaroid, 22 by 32 inches, unique, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “MOCA Los Angeles Benefit Auction”, NY010408, May 15, 2008, lot #19, est.: $25,000-$35,000, realized: $22,000.

 

 

2-WAY TIE

62) CHUCK CLOSE, Joel (Maquette), 1991, black-and-white Polaroid photograph with paper tape, ballpoint pen, and ink on foamcore, 27 7/8 by 24 inches, unique, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #294, est.: $25,000-$30,000, realized: $21,250.

 

 

62) SHIRIN NESHAT, I Am Its Secret, 1993, C-print, 19 ¾ by 13 1/8 inches, from an edition of 25, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #394, est.: $12,000-$18,000, realized: $21,250.

 

 

63) CARSTEN HOLLER, Giulianova New Eagles, 2007, C-print mounted on aluminum with Plexiglas frame, 46 ¾ by 56 ¼ inches, ed.: from an edition of 3, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “MOCA Los Angeles Benefit Auction”, NY010408, May 15, 2008, lot #6, est.: $30,000-$40,000, realized: $19,000.

 

 

6-WAY TIE

64) RINEKE DIJKSTRA, Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany, June 27, 1999, 1999, C-print flush mounted to aluminum, 53 ¾ by 42 ¾ inches, from an edition of 10, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #395, est.: $18,000-$25,000, realized: $18,750.

 

 

64) ANITA DUBE, Remembering Eklavya, 2000-2002, gelatin silver prints in nine parts, 15 by 90 inches, from an edition of 10, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #314, est.: $8,000-$12,000, realized: $18,750.

 

 

64) MARILYN MINTER, Spider, 2006, color coupler print mounted on board, 36 by 50 inches, ed.: ‘2/5’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #499, est.: $12,000-$18,000, realized: $18,750.

 

 

64) RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER, London, December, 2001, printed 2006, C-print (in 31 parts), 5 ½ by 8 ¼ inches each, from an edition of eight, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #389, est.: $6,000-$8,000, realized: $18,750.

 

 

64) GERHARD RICHTER, Uran (Uranium), 1989, gelatin silver print, 39 by 27 3/8 inches, from an edition of 50 numbered 1-50 with an additional six numbered 1-V1, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #405, est.: $8,000-$12,000, realized: $18,750.

 

 

64) UGO RONDINONE, I Don’t Live Here Anymore, 2001, Cibachrome print, 59 by 39 ½ inches, ed.: ‘1/2’. SOTHEBY’S, “Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction”, N08442, May 15, 2008, lot #453, est.: $40,000-$60,000, realized: $18,750.

 

 

65) NAN GOLDIN, Joana with Valerie and Reine in the Mirror, l’Hotel Paris, 1999, C-print, 27 ½ by 40 inches, numbered of 15, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #397, est.: $8,000-$12,000, realized: $16,250.

 

 

66) WANG QINGSONG, Requesting Buddah N0. 1, 1999, Chromogenic print, 40 by 24 inches, ed.: ‘12/20’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #454, est.: $15,000-$20,000, realized: $15,000.

 

 

2-WAY TIE

67) SHILPA GUPTA, There Are No Explosives in This, Street Series, 2007, digital print on archival paper, 27 by 41 ½ inches, numbered of six, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #315, est.: $8,000-$12,000, realized: $13,750.

 

 

67) ANA MENDIETA, From Silueta Works in Mexico and Iowa, two works, 1973-1977, 1976-1978, color photographs, 19 7/8 by 16 ½ inches; 16 by 20 inches, these works are each from editions of 20, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #446, est.: $10,000-$15,000, realized: $13,750.

 

 

2-WAY TIE

68) PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA, Madras, 1988, Ektacolor print, 19 7/8 by 23 7/8 inches, from an edition of 20, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #393, est.: $10,000-$15,000, realized: $12,500.

 

 

68) GAO BROTHERS (GAO ZHEN & GAO QIANG), The Utopia of Construction, 2007, black-and-white digital print, 71 ½ by 108 inches, numbered of ten, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #358, est.: $10,000-$15,000, realized: $12,500.

 

 

69) NAN GOLDIN, Rise and Monty Kissing, N.Y.C., 1988, C-print, 19 7/8 by 23 7/8 inches, from an edition of 25, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #398, est.: $6,000-$8,000, realized: $10,625.

 

 

5-WAY TIE

70) FRANK BENSON, Cocktale, 1998, C-print in artist’s wooden frame, 16 by 20 inches, from an edition of three, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #493, est.: $8,000-$12,000, realized: $10,000.

 

 

70) ANNA GASKELL, Drink Me, 1996, C-print with Diasec face, 50 by 39 ½ inches, from an edition of three plus two artist’s proofs, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #498, est.: $10,000-$15,000, realized: $10,000.

 

 

70) ANNA GASKELL, Opening Out, 1996, C-print with Diasec face, 50 by 39 ¼ inches, from an edition of three plus two artist’s proofs, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #497, est.: $10,000-$15,000, realized: $10,000.

 

 

70) SARAH LUCAS, Laugh?, 1998, C-print, 28 7/8 by 19 7/8 inches, from an edition of 10 plus one artist’s proof, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, May 16, 2008, NY010308, lot #396, est.: $10,000-$15,000, realized: $10,000.

 

 

70) SPENCER TUNICK, New York, 1997, gelatin silver print mounted on aluminum, 60 by 49 inches, from an edition of six, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #475, est.: $10,000-$15,000, realized: $10,000.

 

 

71) ZARINA BHIMJI, Grenade, 1998-2003, color transparency in wooden light box, 51 by 68 inches, from an edition of three, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, May 16, 2008, lot #388, est.: $12,000-$18,000, realized: $9,375.

 

 

72) BOYD WEBB, Tosser 11, 1985, digital C-print, 64 ½ by 72 1/2 , PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, #NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #507, est.: $4,000-$6,000, realized: $8,750.

 

 

4-WAY TIE

73) ANNA GASKELL, Mary Anne, 1996, Cibachrome print face-mounted on Plexiglas, 50 by 39 inches, ed.: ‘1/3’, CHRISTIE’S, “Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session”, #1999, May 14, 2008, lot #498, est.: $8,000-$12,000, realized: $7,500.

 

 

73) NAN GOLDIN, Chisato in Bondage, Tokyo, 2004, C-print flush mounted to aluminum, 40 by 40 inches, from an edition of 10, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #500, est.: $6,000-$8,000, realized: $7,500.

 

 

73) DAVID HOCKNEY, Teatime #3, 1983, photocollage on board, 27 7/8 by 35 ¾ inches, from an edition of 10, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #458, est.: $10,000-$15,000, realized: $7,500.

 

 

73) GREGOR SCHNEIDER, Puppen 1/2/3 Rheydt, 1994, three C-prints, 12 5/8 by 14 ¾ inches, each work is from an edition of six, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #401, est.: $10,000-$15,000, realized: $7,500.

 

 

74) HAMISH FULTON, Sussex, 1979, 1979, black-and-white photograph mounted to printed board, 36 ¾ by 45 7/8 inches, from an edition of three, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #420, est.: $7,000-$9,000, realized: $6,250.

 

 

75) GREGORY CREWDSON, Untitled Production Still From Beneath the Roses, 2007, archival pigment print, 17 by 22 inches, from an edition of one plus one artist’s proof, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “MOCA Los Angeles Benefit Auction”, NY010408, May 15, 2008, lot #16, est.: $10,000-$20,000, realized: $6,000.

 

 

76) LIZ DESCHENES, 275 Feet Below Sea Level, 1999, C-print mounted to board, 36 by 46 inches, from an edition of six, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO, “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #404, est.: $5,000-$7,000, realized: $5,000.

 

 

77) WENG FEN, On the Wall – Haikou 5, 2003, color photograph, 20 ¾ by 32 7/8 inches, from an edition of 10, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #351, est.: $8,000-$12,000, realized: $4,375.

 

 

2-WAY TIE

78) THOMAS JOSHUA COOPER, Ritual Ground, San Jose Canyon, New Mexico and Ritual Guardians with Polar Pyramid Stones, Stanton Moor, Derbyshire, England, 1973 and 1977-1978, gelatin silver prints, two works, each: 5 by 7 inches, from editions of five plus one artist’s proof, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #421, est.: $5,000-$7,000, realized: $4,000.

 

 

78) THOMAS JOSHUA COOPER, A Premonitional Work, 2000-2001, gelatin silver print, 16 ¼ by 22 ¾ inches, from an edition of three plus three artist’s proofs, PHILLIPS de PURY & CO., “Part 11 – Contemporary Art”, NY010308, May 16, 2008, lot #422, est.: $5,000-$7,000, realized: $4,000.

 

 

 

Breakdown of lots sold by auction house at the Post-War & Contemporary sales

 

Sotheby’s  $11,325,350  [56 lots sold / $202,238 per lot average]

 

Christie’s  $5,763,650  [41 lots sold / $140,577 per lot average]

 

Phillips de Pury & Co.  $2,476,175  [55 lots sold / $45,021 per lot average]

 

Total  (combined)

$19,565,175


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