Auction Preview: Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions, October 7 and 8, 2016 @Sotheby’s London

Sotheby’s has only 14 lots of photography offerings in its upcoming Contemporary Art sales in London, so checking out what’s available won’t take more than a few minutes. The Evening sale includes a Jeff Wall winter scene, while the Day sale is decidedly eclectic, ranging from Gilbert & George to David Benjamin Sherry, with the now ubiquitous Gerhard Richter multiples providing filler. Overall, the Total High Estimate for photography comes in at £831000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 2
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £7000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 6
Total Mid Estimate £59000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 6
Total High Estimate £765000

The top photography lot by High estimate is lot 35, Jeff Wall, Church, Carolina St., Vancouver, 2007, estimated at £250000-350000 (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
Gerhard Richter 3
Gilbert & George 2
Doug and Mike Starn 2

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

Lot 168, Gilbert & George, Life on Death, 1988, estimated at £40000-60000

Lot 241, David Benjamin Sherry, Hyperborealis, 2011, estimated at £5000-7000

Lot 244, Jenny Saville & Glen Luchford, Closed Contact #8, 1995-1996, estimated at £8000-12000

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

David Benjamin Sherry, Gilbert and George, Jeff Wall, Jenny Saville and Glen Luchford, Sotheby's

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