The fall auction season kicks back into gear with Sotheby’s lower end Contemporary Curated sale later this month in London. Led by an early Andreas Gursky print, photographically it runs from recognizable names (Richter, Ruff, Neshat, Tillmans) to very low priced (£100 low estimates) unknowns. Overall, there are a total of 32 lots of photography available in the sale, with a Total High Estimate for photography of £309700.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including £5000)||17|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||£33700|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between £5000 and £25000)||12|
|Total Mid Estimate||£136000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above £25000)||3|
|Total High Estimate||£140000|
The top photography lot by High estimate lot 45, Andreas Gursky, Gardasee, 1986-1993, estimated at £40000-60000 (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|
|Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger||2|
Other lots of interest include (images above, via Sotheby’s):
Lot 10, Gerhard Richter, 23.FEBR.01, 2001, estimated at £35000-45000
Lot 43, Eileen Quinlan, Fahrenheit #12, 2008, estimated at £3000-5000
Lot 44, Wolfgang Tillmans, Lighter, Blue Concave III, 2010, estimated at £18000-25000
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.