Auction Preview: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, November 11 and 12, 2014 @Sotheby’s

Led by a Cindy Sherman film still, Sotheby’s brings over $10M of photographic value to market in its Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions on November 11th and 12th. Sherman, Baldessari, Gursky, and Prince provide much of the combustible firepower. Overall, there are a total of 52 lots of photography available across the two sales, with a Total High Estimate of $10897000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 1
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $6000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 19
Total Mid Estimate $471000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 32
Total High Estimate $10420000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 5, Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #48, 1979, estimated at $1500000-2000000 (image above, right, via Sotheby’s).

Here’s the complete list of photographers with three or more lots in the two sales, along with the number of lots on offer:

Multiple Lots For Sale
Cindy Sherman 5
John Baldessari 4
Andreas Gursky 3
Richard Prince 3

Other lots of interest include lot 505, Barbara Kruger, Untitled (We Are Not Made For Each Other), 1983, estimated at $200000-300000 (image above, middle, via Sotheby’s), and lot 509, John Baldessari, Action/Reaction (Synchronized): Finger Touching a Cactus, 1975, estimated at $250000-350000 (image above, left, via Sotheby’s).

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

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