Auction Preview: Photographie, May 29, 2013 @Villa Grisebach

Villa Grisebach has its Spring various owner photographs sale in Berlin next week, with a diverse selection of lower priced vintage and contemporary material on offer, led by a dozen prints by Aenne Biermann. Overall, there are a total of 161 lots available, with a Total High Estimate of €654400.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 141
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €416400
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 20
Total Mid Estimate €238000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 0
Total High Estimate NA

The top lot by High estimate is lot 2086, Martin Munkacsi, Brasilien erstickt im Kaffee, 1932, estimated at €15000-20000 (image at right, top, via Villa Grisebach).

Here is the complete list of photographers with three or more lots in the sale (with the number of lots in parentheses):

Aenne Biermann (12)

Peter Lindbergh (6 )

Albert Renger-Patzsch (6)

Thomas Struth (5)

Berenice Abbott (3)

Ilse Bing (3)

Andreas Feininger (3)

Jacques-Henri Lartigue (3)

Saul Leiter (3)

Herbert Matter (3)

Tom Wood (3)

Other lots of interest include lot 2030, Erwin Blumenfeld, Solarized nude, 1943, estimated at €10000-12000 (image at right, middle, via Villa Grisebach) and lot 2143, Ulrike Rosenbach, Art is a criminal action II, 1969/2008, estimated at €10000-15000 (image at right, bottom, via Villa Grisebach).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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