Auction Preview: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, May 11 and 12, 2016 @Sotheby’s

Piotr Uklanski’s Nazis get top photographic billing at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening and Day auctions on May 11 and 12. From there, the photo offerings fall back into the all too familiar rut – Richard Prince cowboy, Cindy Sherman film still etc. Overall, there are a total of 23 photography lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $3787000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 2
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $15000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 9
Total Mid Estimate $252000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 12
Total High Estimate $3520000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 39, Piotr Uklanski, The Nazis, 1998, estimated at $500000-700000 (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
Vik Muniz 4
Cindy Sherman 3
Hiroshi Sugimoto 2
Wolfgang Tillmans 2
Piotr Uklanski 2

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

Lot 404, Barbara Kruger, Untitled (You Kill Time), 1983, estimated at $300000-400000

Lot 411, Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 1988-1989, estimated at $400000-600000

Lot 412, Cindy Sherman, Untitled #22, 1978, estimated at $250000-350000

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

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