Auction Preview: Fine Photographs & Select Photobooks, October 19, 2010 @Swann

Swann’s Fall season various owner sale takes place tomorrow, with a broad selection of photographs on offer and a few photobooks mixed in for good measure. There are few real standouts in this auction, but plenty of lower end vintage work and later prints to sift through. Overall, there are 363 lots available, with a total High estimate of $2037750.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000): 330
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): $1411750

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000): 33
Total Mid Estimate: $626000

Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000): 0
Total High Estimate: NA

The top lot by High estimate is lot 91, Adam Clark Vroman, A Trip to Snake Dance, Moqui-Indian Towns, and Petrified Forests of Arizona, 1895, at $30000-45000. (Image at right, top, via Swann.)

Below is the list of photographers with 5 or more lots in the sale (with the number of lots in parentheses):

Berenice Abbott (10)
Andre Kertesz (9)
Edward Curtis (8)
Lewis Hine (8)
Brett Weston (7)
Edward Weston (7)
Harry Callahan (6)
Alfred Eisenstaedt (6)
Manuel Alvarez Bravo (5)
Margaret Bourke-White (5)
Henri Cartier-Bresson (5)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here. The 3D version is located here.

Fine Photographs & Select Photobooks
October 19th

Swann Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010

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