Auction Preview: L’Essential Heinz Hajek-Halke, May 10, 2011 @Sotheby’s Paris

Preceding its various owner photographs sale in Paris next week, Sotheby’s has a single artist sale of the work of German photographer Heinz Hajek-Halke on offer. Most of the works in the auction are experimental photomontages and avante-garde multiple negative images, with a heavy dose of double/layered nudes and portraits, most made between the late 1920s and the 1950s. Overall, there are a total of 78 lots available, all by Hajek-Halke, with a Total High Estimate of 625000€.
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Here’s the breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including 7500€): 56
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): 309000€

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between 7500€ and 35000€): 22
Total Mid Estimate: 316000€

Total High Lots (high estimate above 35000€): 0
Total High Estimate: NA

The top lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 76, Heinz Hajek-Halke, Sans Titre, 1930-1936, and lot 77, Heinz Hajek-Halke, Sans Titre, 1930-1936, image at right middle, via Sotheby’s, both at 20000-30000€.

(Lot 34, Heinz Hajek-Halke, Sans Titre, 1927, at 5000-7000€, image at right, top, and lot 52, Heinz Hajek-Halke, Das Mauerlied, 1955, at 2000-

4000€, image at right, bottom, both via Sotheby’s.)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

L’Essentiel Heinz Hajek-Halke
May 10th

Sotheby’s
76, Rue Du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris

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