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:
|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|
|Gilbert & George||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.)