Auction Preview: Photographies, L’Imaginaire du Nu, June 28, 2011 @Yann Le Mouel

Before the summer distractions set in, Yann Le Mouel has scheduled a single subject sale of generally low priced nudes next week in Paris. The vast majority of the lots are priced under 2000€, with a wide selection of female and male nudes, ranging from daguerreotypes and 19th century scenes to contemporary images. Overall, there are a total of 248 lots on offer, with a Total High Estimate of 350650€.
Here’s the breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including 7500€): 242
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): 284650€

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between 7500€ and 35000€): 6
Total Mid Estimate: 66000€

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

The top lot by High estimate is lot 129, Peter Lindbergh, Milla Jovovitch, NYC, Italian Vogue, 1996, at 15000-20000€. (Image at right, top, via Yann Le Mouel.)

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

Pierre Boucher (9)
Gaudenzio Marconi (6)
Guglielmo Pluschow (6)
Andre Steiner (5)
Lehnert & Landrock (5)
Pierre Molinier (5)
Monsieur X (5)

(Lot 30, Rene-Jacques, Royan, Charente-Maritime, 1927, at 2000-3000€, image at right, middle, and lot 239, Jeanluop Sieff, Nu en diagonale, 1964, at 1500-2000€, image at right, bottom, both via Yann Le Mouel.)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

Photographies, L’Imaginaire du Nu
June 28th

Yann Le Mouel
22, Rue Chauchat
75009 Paris

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