Auction Preview: 20/21 Photographs, March 31, 2015 @Christie’s

The various owner 20/21 Photographs sale coming up at Christie’s in New York feels pretty standard, covering most of the usual bases we might expect in such a sale and doing so with attention to quality. The auction is led by an Alfred Stieglitz portrait of Georgia O’Keeffe and supported by 18 prints by Irving Penn, with a few solid selections from Arbus, Woodman, and Avedon to fill in the gaps. Overall, there are a total of 145 lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $6252000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 39
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $287000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 77
Total Mid Estimate $1850000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 29
Total High Estimate $4115000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 233, Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1918, estimated at $400000-600000 (image above, left, via Christie’s).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Irving Penn 18
Ansel Adams 9
André Kertész 6
Alfred Stieglitz 6
Diane Arbus 5

Other lots of interest include (images above, via Christie’s):

Lot 232, Eugène Atget, Tree Roots, St. Cloud, 1906, estimated at $20000-30000

Lot 242, Richard Avedon, Heidi Hamilton and Gordy Bray, Rodeo Contestants, Douglas, Wyoming, 7-28-81, 1985, estimated at $35000-50000

Lot 265, Francesca Woodman, Untitled, Rome, 1977-1978, estimated at $50000-70000

Lot 282, Man Ray, Calla Lilies, 1930/1960, estimated at $40000-60000

Lot 319, Diane Arbus, A Family and Their Car in a Nudist Camp in Pennsylvania, 1965, estimated at $225000-275000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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