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.

Gabriel Orozco, Gerhard Richter, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Richard Prince, Sotheby's

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