Auction Preview: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, February 12 and 13, 2014 @Sotheby’s London

Sotheby’s takes the second slot in the upcoming Contemporary Art sales in London, with Evening and Day auctions sprinkled with photography. An early Gilbert & George, a well known Thomas Struth museum self portrait, and a few Richard Prince cowboys lead the offerings. Overall, there are 31 photography lots available in these sales, with a Total High Estimate of £1865000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 1
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £4000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 16
Total Mid Estimate £236000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 14
Total High Estimate £1625000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 32, Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboys 4), 1987, estimated at £350000-450000.

Here is the short list of photographers with more than one lot in the sales, along with the number of lots on offer:

Multiple Lots For Sale
Richard Prince 3
Gilbert & George 2
Shirin Neshat 2
Cindy Sherman 2
Thomas Struth 2
Wolfgang Tillmans 2

Other lots of interest include lot 17, Gilbert & George, Carefree, 1973, estimated at £200000-300000 (image above, middle), lot 18, Thomas Struth, Alte Pinakothek (Self-Portrait), 2000, estimated at £300000-400000 (image above, right) and lot 386, Tauba Auerbach, Static 13, 2009, estimated at £12000-18000 (image above, left, all via Sotheby’s.)

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here (Evening) and here (Day).

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