Auction Preview: Photographies, May 10, 2011 @Sotheby’s Paris

Sotheby’s Paris has a various owner photographs sale scheduled for next week, headlined by a number of prints by Man Ray and Josef Sudek. It’s a pretty straightforward selection, with few unexpected finds. Overall, there are a total of 83 lots on offer, with a Total High Estimate of 1537000€.
Here’s the breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including 7500€): 22
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): 127000€

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between 7500€ and 35000€): 52
Total Mid Estimate: 760000€

Total High Lots (high estimate above 35000€): 9
Total High Estimate: 650000€

The top lot by High estimate is lot 119, Man Ray, Sans Titre, Rayogramme, 1924, at 120000-150000€. (Image at right, top, via Sotheby’s.)

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

Josef Sudek (7)
Man Ray (6)
Heinrich Kühn (5)
Eugène Atget (4)
Valérie Belin (4)
Daido Moriyama (4)
Shirin Neshat (4)

(Lot 152, Irving Penn, Single Oriental Poppy, 1968/1987, at 40000-60000€, image at right, middle, and lot 182, Valérie Belin, Sans Titre (de la série Modèles), 2006, at 7000-10000€, image at right, bottom, both via Sotheby’s.)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

May 10th
76, Rue Du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris

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