Auction Preview: Contemporary Curated, April 12, 2017 @Sotheby’s London

Sotheby’s upcoming Contemporary Curated sale in London contains an eclectic and ultimately thin group of lower end photography. Led by a Massimo Vitali seaside print, the auction wanders without obvious direction, with a few up and comers mixed in to keep us looking. Overall, there are a total of 28 lots of photography available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £194500.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000) 10
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) £28500
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000) 18
Total Mid Estimate £166000
Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000) 0
Total High Estimate £0

The top photography lot by High estimate lot 120, Massimo Vitali, Coney Water, 2006, estimated at £12000-18000 (image above, via Sotheby’s).

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

Multiple Lots For Sale
Anne Collier 2
Vik Muniz 2
Jane & Louise Wilson 2

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

Lot 9, James Welling, #9 and #10 (2 prints), 1998-2008, estimated at £10000-15000

Lot 67, Jonathan Monk, ONE HUNDRED IN ONE HUNDRED IN ONE HUNDRED (TRADER), 2005, estimated at £8000-12000

Lot 69, Jane & Louise Wilson, South Corridor, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, 1999, estimated at £4000-6000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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