Auction Preview: Agathe Gaillard et La Photographie, November 14, 2013 @Christie’s Paris

Christie’s has three photography auctions lined up to coincide with Paris Photo next week, beginning with a generally low priced single owner sale from the collection of gallerist Agathe Gaillard on November 14. Overall, there are a total of 149 lots on offer in this sale, with a Total High Estimate of €637400.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 140
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €475400
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 8
Total Mid Estimate €112000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 1
Total High Estimate €50000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 6, Henri Cartier-Bresson, L’araignée d’amour, 1934, estimated at €30000-50000 (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
André Kertész 12
Manuel Alvarez Bravo 11
Jean-Philippe Charbonnier 10
Bill Brandt 9
Henri Cartier-Bresson 6
Larry Clark 6
August Sander 6
Harold Edgerton 5

Other lots of interest include lot 16, Bill Brandt, Nude, East Sussex Coast, 1959, estimated at €5000-7000 (image above, middle, via Christie’s) and lot 40, Bernard Faucon, La première chambre d’amour, 1984/1990, estimated at €5000-7000 (image above, right, via Christie’s).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

Bernard Faucon, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Christie's

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