Swann ends the auction year for photography with a combo photographs and photobooks sale later this week in New York. It brings together an eclectic selection of material, from Kennedy assassination images, to spiritualist photos and police mug shots. Overall, there are a total of 274 lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $1587600.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||247|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$1122600|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||27|
|Total Mid Estimate||$465000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||0|
|Total High Estimate||NA|
The top lot by High estimate is tied between two lots: lot 150, Ansel Adams, Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, 1960/1980, and lot 265, Adam Fuss, Untitled, 1997 (image above, left, via Swann), both estimated at $25000-35000.
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|
Other lots of interest include lot 47, Pierre Dubreuil, Des Tommets de la Cathedral d’Anvers, 1925, estimated at $7000-10000 (image above, middle via Swann), and lot 129, Harry Callahan, Bush in Snow, Downer’s Grove, 1948/1950s, estimated at $8000-12000 (image above, right, via Swann).
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.