Auction Preview: Contemporary Curated, March 7, 2014 @Sotheby’s

Thanks to a pricey Richard Prince cowboy, even though Sotheby’s is offering the fewest number of photographs of its competitors during its Armory week Contemporary Curated sale, it’s got the most photographic value at stake. Overall, there are only 35 photography lots available, but they’re bringing in a Total High Estimate of $1541000.

Here’s the statistical breakdown:

Preview Statistics
Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000) 8
Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots) $65000
Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000) 23
Total Mid Estimate $536000
Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000) 4
Total High Estimate $940000

The top lot by High estimate is lot 211, Richard Prince, Untitled (Cowboy), 2003, estimated at $500000-700000.

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
Walead Beshty 2
David LaChapelle 2
Vik Muniz 2
Richard Prince 2
Andy Warhol 2

Other lots of interest include lot 221, Vik Muniz, Monica Vitti (from Pictures of Diamonds), 2004, estimated at $60000-80000 (image above, right, via Sotheby’s), lot 260, Andy Warhol, Pool Party, 1976-1986, estimated at $15000-20000 (image above, middle, via Sotheby’s), and lot 290, Curtis Mann, Yellow Field (Protest Gaza), 2009, estimated at $10000-15000 (image above, left, via Sotheby’s).

The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.

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