Auction Preview: Photographie, June 14, 2013 @Van Ham

Van Ham wraps up the Spring season in Germany later this week in Cologne with a various owner Photographs sale with a broad base of lower priced German/European material. Overall, there are a total of 216 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €566800.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 201
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €306800
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 13
Total Mid Estimate €140000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 2
Total High Estimate €120000

The top lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 1111, Christian Boltanski, Jewish School, Große Hamburger Straße, Berlin, 1939, 1993 (image at right, middle, via Van Ham) and lot 1221, Candida Höfer, Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, 2006 (image at right, top, via Van Ham), both estimated at €50000-60000.

Here is the list of the photographers who are represented by four or more lots in the sale (with the number of lots in parentheses):

August Sander (14)

Albert Renger-Patzsch (9)

Bernd and Hilla Becher (4)

Robert Bothner (4)

Henri Cartier-Bresson (4)

Götz Diergarten (4)

Klaus Herzog (4)

Peter Keetman (4)

Tata Ronkholz (4)

Paul Wolff & Alfred Tritschler (4)

WOLS (4)

Other lots of interest include lot 1228, Li Wei, Freedegree Over 25th Story, 2004, estimated at €5000-6000 (image at right, bottom, via Van Ham).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

Candida Höfer, Christian Boltanski, Li Wei, Van Ham Kunstauktionen

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