Sotheby’s jumps into the new 2017 auction season with its Contemporary Curated sale in New York next week. Led by a Richard Prince Instagram portrait (with a healthy estimate), the photography offerings wander through the mid-range, with mostly lesser known images on the docket. Overall, there are a total of 25 lots of photography available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $952000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||3|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$22000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||17|
|Total Mid Estimate||$460000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||5|
|Total High Estimate||$470000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 226, Richard Prince, Untitled (Portrait), 2014, estimated at $150000-200000 (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|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Sotheby’s):
Lot 24, Gerhard Richter, Untitled (5.5.89), 1989, estimated at $40000-60000
Lot 273, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Brooklyn Bridge, 2001, estimated at $35000-45000
Lot 275, Gabriel Orozco, Long Yellow Hose, 1996, estimated at $15000-20000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.