Photographs Auction at Phillips

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Phillips Oct. 1 auction will feature 250 lots spanning vintage, classic, modern, and contemporary photography, new-to-auction pieces by Robert Mapplethorpe and Marina Abramović, and images from two private collection. World View – a lot of 40 images that includes pieces by the recently deceased Robert Frank, and the small but substantial 17 image lot The Feminist Thread: Photographs from the collection of Helen Kornblum, featuring both classic and contemporary work by often overlooked female photographers.

This should be an interesting sale, and the first photographs auction of the fall season. The wide range of genres covered, plus the first-at-sale pieces, the inclusion of Robert Frank’s work, which may shift in value after his passing, and both private collections could bring some surprises to the floor ahead of two other major photo auctions scheduled for the following days.

Selections from the sale will be on display at Phillips on 450 Park Avenue from Thursday, Sept. 26 through Monday, Sept. 30.

Photo Credit: Richard Mosse, Remain in Light, 2015. Image courtesy of Phillips.