Auction Preview: André Kertész: An Important French Collection, November 14, 2014 @Artcurial

Not wanting to miss out on the hive of activity that surrounds Paris Photo, the French auction house Artcurial has scheduled two sales for later this week with the hopes of attracting some of that attention. The first auction is a single owner sale of the work of André Kertész; apparently part of this collection was shown fifteen years ago in a solo exhibition at the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris. The sale includes a wide range of the artist’s work, from scenes in Hungary and Paris to nude distortions and New York cityscapes, mainly in later prints. Overall, there are a total of 99 lots of photography on offer in this sale, all by Kertész, with a Total High Estimate of €231800.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including €7500) 96
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) €198800
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between €7500 and €35000) 3
Total Mid Estimate €33000
Total High Lots (high estimate above €35000) 0
Total High Estimate €0

The top lot by High estimate is lot 29, André Kertész, Les lunettes et la pipe de Mondrian, Paris, 1926/1960-1970, estimated at €10000-15000 (image above, left, via Artcurial).

Other lots of interest include lot 89, André Kertész, Sans Titre, NewYork, 17 Aout, 1966, estimated at €1000-2000 (image above, middle, via Artcurial), and lot 36, André Kertész, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, 1927/1950-1960, estimated at €3000-4000 (image above, right, via Artcurial).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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