The upcoming photography sale Swann hits the auction house’s typical categories (fine photographs, vernacular photographs, and Photobooks), but with a bit more volume and a few more top consignments than usual. Led by a classic Robert Frank image from The Americans, the sale is peppered with solid works by Julia Margaret Cameron, Dorothea Lange, and others, with plenty of lower priced material to dig through. Overall, there are a total of 419 lots available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $2568850.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||376|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$1496850|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||39|
|Total Mid Estimate||$787000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||4|
|Total High Estimate||$285000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 250, Robert Frank, Political Rally, Chicago, 1956/1970s, estimated at $60000-90000 (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|
|O. Winston Link||7|
|George Platt Lynes||5|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Swann):
Lot 37, Thomas Eakins, Series of 7 photographs from the Naked Series, 1883, estimated at $12000-18000
Lot 38, Julia Margaret Cameron, Portrait of Kate Keown, 1866, estimated at $50000-75000
Lot 101, Martin Chambi, Cuzco, Peru (50 prints), 1920s, estimated at $20000-30000
Lot 107, Dorothea Lange, White Angel Breadline, 1933/1960s, estimated at $30000-45000
Lot 145, Ralston Crawford, Bridge/Buffalo Grain Elevator, 1942-1970, estimated at $4000-6000
Lot 413, Ed Ruscha, Group of 14 titles, 1963-1978, estimated at $20000-30000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.