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:
|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|
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