Phillips de Pury, Photography and SEX

Lot 44: Daido Moriyama, How to Create a Beautiful Picture 6: Tights in Shimotakaido, 1987. Estimate £3,000-4,000 (This just sold for £13,000)

Tonight in London, auction house Phillip de Pury & Co will be holding its SEX themed auction of contemporary art, photography and editions. This auction aims to “take the debate about the interplay of contemporary art and sexuality a step further by presenting works that challenge our concept of gender, sexual imagery and desirability”. This sale features 221 lots with an estimated total value of £1.8 million. Unsurprisingly, there is an Over 18 warning due to the graphic and sexually explicit nature of many of the works.

You can follow the SEX auction online now. You will have to agree to being Over 18. Marilyn Minter has just fetched £4,000. I’ll return after the weekend with a post on the results and with some of my thoughts. For now though, I’m following the auction online. Apologies for the thumbnail size images, I have requested larger file sizes.

Lot 175: Spencer Tunick, Jerez Mountains, 2001, Estimate £3,000-4,000

One response to “Phillips de Pury, Photography and SEX

  1. Pingback: SEX sells and brings in the bucks at Phillip de Pury’s London auction « HotBlog: Fresh Perspectives on Contemporary Photography

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