Auction Preview: Contemporary Curated, March 3, 2016 @Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s brings a predictable mix of contemporary photography to auction later this week as part of its larger Contemporary Curated sale, just in time for the fair week here in New York. Led by a lesser known Andreas Gursky print, it hits most of the photo names we see again and again each season, albeit in generally secondary and lower priced works. Overall, there are a total of 33 lots of photography available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $1251000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 5
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $38000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 25
Total Mid Estimate $533000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 3
Total High Estimate $680000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 207, Andreas Gursky, PCF, Paris, 2003, estimated at $350000-450000 (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
Laurie Simmons 3
Candida Höfer 2
Vik Muniz 2
Cindy Sherman 2
Hiroshi Sugimoto 2
Andy Warhol 2

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

Lot 244, Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2010-2012, estimated at $60000-80000

Lot 300, Laurie Simmons, Walking Pocket Watch (color)/The Music of Regret, 2006, estimated at $30000-40000

Lot 307, Thomas Ruff, JPEG TER02, 2005, estimated at $30000-50000

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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