Auction Preview: Contemporary Curated, March 5, 2015 @Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s’ Armory Week photography offerings are noticeably weak, with less than two dozen photo lots available. While there are some solid secondary images by recognizable names, it’s a small and generally predictable sample. Overall, there are a total of 22 photography lots available across the sale, with a Total High Estimate of $1085200.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 1
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $1200
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 17
Total Mid Estimate $464000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 4
Total High Estimate $620000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 275, Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Our Prices Are Insane!), 1987, estimated at $200000-300000.

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
Vik Muniz 3
Richard Prince 3
Thomas Ruff 3

Other lots of interest include lot 236, Tom Friedman, Untitled, 1994, estimated at $20000-30000 (image above, left, via Sotheby’s), lot 293, Rineke Dijkstra, Buzz (Club), Liverpool, England, 1995, estimated at $15000-20000 (image above, middle, via Sotheby’s), and lot 330, Thomas Ruff, JPEG TER02, 2005, estimated at $40000-60000 (image above, right, via Sotheby’s).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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