Auction Preview: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, July 1 and 2, 2015 @Sotheby’s London

With only one photograph in its evening sale, Sotheby’s brings the smallest pile of photographic value to market of the three major auction houses in the upcoming London Contemporary Art season. Overall, there are a total of 26 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £1565000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 2
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £9000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 10
Total Mid Estimate £141000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 14
Total High Estimate £1415000

The top photographic lot by High estimate is lot 49, Andreas Gursky, Shanghai, 2000, estimated at £400000-600000.

Here’s the short list of photographers with three or more lots in the sales, along with the number of lots on offer:

Multiple Lots For Sale
Thomas Struth 3

Other lots of interest include (images above, via Sotheby’s)

Lot 105, Wolfgang Tillmans, Freischwimmer144, 2009, estimated at £25000-35000

Lot 395, Christian Boltanski, Ecole de Grosse Hamburgerstrasse (Les Enfants Caches), 2000, estimated at £20000-30000

Lot 413, Thomas Struth, Stellerator Wendelstein 7-X Detail, Max Planck IPP, Greifswald, 2009, estimated at £70000-90000

Lot 415, Thomas Ruff, JPEG IC01, 2006, estimated at £15000-20000

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

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