Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated sale in London just before Thanksgiving gathers together an eclectic group of lower end photography. With no lots in the top price tier, the headlining duties fall to a Paul McCarthy still life. From there, the auction takes erratic stops here and there, all the way down to estimates less than £1000, with a few fresher names woven in to provide interest. Overall, there are a total of 48 lots of photography available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £321000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000)||25|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||£59000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000)||23|
|Total Mid Estimate||£262000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000)||0|
|Total High Estimate||£0|
The top photography lot by High estimate lot 138, Paul McCarthy, Fred Flintstone (from the Propo series), 1992, estimated at £18000-25000 (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|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Sotheby’s):
Lot 3, Wolfgang Tillmans, Lutz, Alex, Susanne & Christoph on the Beach (Orange), 1993/2008, estimated at £10000-15000
Lot 117, Annette Kelm, Friendly Tournament 1-4, 2006, estimated at £10000-15000
Lot 121, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Empire State Building, 1997, estimated at £8000-12000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.