Auction Preview: Photographs, May 18, 2011 @Bloomsbury London

Bloomsbury’s upcoming Photographs sale in London next week continues the house’s pattern of gathering a broad variety of lower end and lesser known vintage material, much of it European. Most of the lots have a high estimate of £2000 or lower, so bargain hunting will be the norm. Overall, there are a total of 225 lots on offer, with a Total High Estimate of £405750.

Here’s the breakdown:

Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000): 207
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of Low lots): £254750

Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000): 18
Total Mid Estimate: £151000

Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000): 0
Total High Estimate: NA

The top lot by High estimate is lot 125, Irving Penn, Five Dahomey Girls, One Standing, 1967/1974, at £10000-15000.

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):

Eugene Atget (5)
Walker Evans (5)
George Rodger (5)
Cecil Beaton (4)
Edouard Boubat (4)
Bob Carlos Clarke (4)
Frank Horvat (4)
Yoshiyuki Iwase (4)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

(Lot 67, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Petals of the Echinopsishybride, 1928, at £1000-1500, at right, middle, lot 79, Bill Brandt, East Sussex Coast, 1957/1960, at £3000-4000, at right, top, and lot 112, Berenice Abbott, Canyon: Broadway and Exchange Place, 1936, at £9000-12000, at right, bottom, all via Bloomsbury.)

May 18th

Bloomsbury Auctions
24 Maddox Street
London WS1 1PP

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