Auction Preview: Photographies Modernes et Contemporaines, May 27, 2011 @Yann Le Mouel

Yann Le Mouel continues the Paris auction season for photographs later this week with its various owner sale. As usual, the material is heavily French/European and almost all at the lower end of the price range. Andre Villers is the total lot leader, helped by a selection of whimsical painted cutouts holding Rolleiflex cameras. Overall, there are a total of 342 lots on offer, with a Total High Estimate of 744200€.
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Here’s the breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including 7500€): 332
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): 592200€

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between 7500€ and 35000€): 10
Total Mid Estimate: 152000€

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

The top lot by High estimate is lot 32, Jaromir Funke, Composition a la bouteille, 1925, at 20000-30000€. (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):

Andre Villers (35)
Robert Doisneau (11)
Brassai 10
Man Ray 10
Edouard Boubat (9)
Andre Kertesz (7)
Henri Cartier-Bresson (5)
Lucien Clergue (5)
Izis (5)
Francois Kollar (5)
Nicolas Yantchevsky (5)
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(Lot 139, Walker Evans, House with Cast Iron Grill Work, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1936, at 10000-15000€. Image at right, bottom, via Yann Le Mouel.)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

Photographies Modernes et Contemporaines
May 27th
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Yann Le Mouel
22, Rue Chauchat
75009 Paris

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