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:
|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|
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.