Sotheby’s has much more photography on offer in its Contemporary Art sales this London season when compared to the previous winter, with six photo lots in the Evening sale (Gilbert & George, Gursky, Sherman, Struth, Sugimoto, and Wall) and more than double the overall estimated photography value up for sale. Overall, there are 57 photography lots available, with a Total High Estimate of £4765000.
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)||£2000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000)||29|
|Total Mid Estimate||£368000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000)||27|
|Total High Estimate||£4395000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 3, Gilbert & George, Bummer, 1977, estimated at £700000-900000 (image above, left, via Sotheby’s).
Here is the short list of photographers with three or more lots available in the sales, along with the number of lots on offer:
|Multiple Lots For Sale|
|Bernd and Hilla Becher||4|
|Gilbert & George||3|
Other lots of interest include lot 366, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Winding Towers, 1966-1973, estimated at £50000-70000 (image above, right, via Sotheby’s) and lot 447, Huma Bhabha, Untitled, 2010, estimated at £12000-18000 (image above, middle, via Sotheby’s.)