Auction Preview: Contemporary Curated, March 2, 2017 @Sotheby’s

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Robert Mapplethorpe 2
Gabriel Orozco 2
Richard Prince 2
Hiroshi Sugimoto 2

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.

Send this article to a friend

Read more about: Gabriel Orozco, Gerhard Richter, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Richard Prince, Sotheby's

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recent Articles

Photography Highlights from the 2021 Frieze New York Art Fair

Photography Highlights from the 2021 Frieze New York Art Fair

My last trip to an art fair was in early March of 2020. It was the Armory Show, here in New York, and I vividly remember feeling like I was ... Read on.

Sign up for our weekly email newsletter