Auction Preview: 16th Photo Auction, June 9, 2017 @WestLicht

20th century black and white work, largely from Europe and all of it in the more affordable price tiers, fills WestLicht’s upcoming photography auction in Vienna. Co-led by prints from Horst and Cartier-Bresson, it gathers a broad mix of photojournalism and fine art imagery. Overall, there are a total of 218 lots on offer in this auction, with a Total High Estimate of €1003100.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 195
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €632100
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 23
Total Mid Estimate €371000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 0
Total High Estimate €0

The top lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 37, Horst P. Horst, Mainbocher Corset, Paris, 1939/1960s, and lot 93, Henri Cartier-Bresson, A group of 12 images from ‘The Great Leap Forward’, China, 1958, both estimated at €30000-35000 (image above, via WestLicht).

Here’s the complete list of photographers with four or more lots in the sale, along with the number of lots on offer:

Multiple Lots For Sale
Henri Cartier-Bresson 9
René Burri 7
Elliott Erwitt 6
Marc Riboud 6
Nobuyoshi Araki 5
Robert Capa 4
Franz Hubmann 4
Wiliam Klein 4
Sebastião Salgado 4
August Sander 4

Other lots of interest include (images above, via WestLicht):

Lot 1, Gustave Le Gray, Camp de Châlons. The quarters of the Zouaves of the Imperial Guard, 1857, estimated at €10000-12000

Lot 8, Anton Josef Trčka, ‘Liegender Akt VI’, Vienna, 1926, estimated at €20000-25000

Lot 135, Floris Neusüss, Fotogramm (Feuer, Luft, Wasser, Erde), 1982, estimated at €1400-1800

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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