Sotheby’s photography offerings in its upcoming Contemporary Art sales in London are decidedly thin. With only 17 total photographs available across the two sales (with a Total High Estimate for photography of £844000) and none in the Evening sale, it’s a small group to be sure. A Cory Arcangel Photoshop gradient holds top honors.
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)||£3000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000)||8|
|Total Mid Estimate||£116000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000)||8|
|Total High Estimate||£725000|
The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 167, Cory Archangel, PHOTOSHOP CS: 84 BY 66 INCHES, 300 DPI, RGB, SQUARE PIXELS, DEFAULT GRADIENT “BLUE, RED, YELLOW,” MOUSEDOWN Y=18200 X=1350, MOUSEUP Y=23400 X=18250, 2010, estimated at £150000-200000 (image above, via Sotheby’s).
Here’s the complete list of photographers with two or more lots in the sales, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Sotheby’s):
Lot 221, Anselm Kiefer, Cosmos + Demian, 2004, estimated at £100000-150000
Lot 242, The Atlas Group/Walid Raad, Secrets in the Open Sea, Plate #20, 1994-2004, estimated at £8000-12000
Lot 251, Hiroshi Sugimoto, In Praise of Shadow, 1998, estimated at £60000-80000