Auction Preview: Photographs, May 17, 2011 @Christie’s King Street

The Spring photographs season in London swings into gear next week, beginning with a various owner auction at the Christie’s King Street location on the 17th. The sale is dominated by number of generally lower end Helmut Newton prints. Overall, there are 102 photography lots on offer, with a Total High Estimate of £1013000.

Here’s the breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000): 39
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): £136000

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000): 55
Total Mid Estimate: £562000

Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000): 8
Total High Estimate: £315000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 61, Peter Beard, Hunting Cheetah on the Tarn Desert, 1960/Later, at £50000-70000.
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Here is the list of photographers who are represented by three or more lots in the sale (with the number of lots in parentheses):

Helmut Newton (18)
Don McCullin (13)
Irving Penn (6)
Lewis Carroll (4)
Peter Beard (3)
Julia Margaret Cameron (3)
Jacques-Henri Lartigue (3)
Peter Lindbergh (3)
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(Lot 8, Julia Margaret Cameron, Cassiopeia, June 1866, at £20000-30000, image at right, middle, lot 31, Don McCullin, Shell-shocked Marine, Vietnam, Hue, 1968, at £12000-18000, image at right, top, and lot 52, Irving Penn, Theatre Accident, 1947/1984, at £25000-35000, image at right, bottom, all via Christie’s.)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here. The eCatalogue is located here.
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Photographs
May 17th

Christie’s
8 King Street, St. James’s
London SW1Y 6QT

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