Auction Preview: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, June 30 and July 1, 2014 @Sotheby’s London

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Thomas Struth 4
Gilbert & George 3
Andreas Gursky 3
Cindy Sherman 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.)

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

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