Auction Preview: Art & Storytelling: Photographs & Photobooks, October 19, 2017 @Swann

Swann’s fall photography sale later this week gathers work in its usual three categories – fine photographs, vernacular photographs, and photobooks. The sale is led by an Ansel Adams print of Moonrise, Hernandez, NM, and is supported by an extra large helping of lower priced material. Overall, there are a total of 409 lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $2314150.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 379
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $1565150
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 27
Total Mid Estimate $509000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 3
Total High Estimate $240000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 103, Ansel Adams, Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941/1965, estimated at $80000-120000 (image above, via Swann).

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
Ansel Adams 10
Edward Curtis 8
André Kertész 6
Henri Cartier-Bresson 5
Alfred Eisenstaedt 5
Robert Frank 5

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

Lot 156, Roy DeCarava, Dancers, 1956/1981, estimated at $15000-25000

Lot 203, Paul Strand, Shop, Le Bacares, Pyrénées, Orientales, France1951/1960s, estimated at $25000-35000

Lot 294, Emmet Gowin, Mining Exploration, Near Silver City, Nevada, 1988/1998, estimated at $3000-4500

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

Read more about: Ansel Adams, Emmet Gowin, Paul Strand, Roy DeCarava, Swann Auction Galleries

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