Auction Preview: Contemporary Curated, September 20, 2016 @Sotheby’s London

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Gerhard Richter 4
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.

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