While Sotheby’s has added a new section of picks from various taste makers to its pre-auction backgrounder, the auction itself is filled with a typical array of early season material. Overall, there are a total of 47 photography lots available, with a Total High Estimate of $1301000.
Here’s the statistical breakdown:
|Total Low Lots (high estimate up to and including $10000)||9|
|Total Low Estimate (sum of high estimates of low lots)||$65000|
|Total Mid Lots (high estimate between $10000 and $50000)||32|
|Total Mid Estimate||$796000|
|Total High Lots (high estimate above $50000)||6|
|Total High Estimate||$44000|
The top lot by High estimate is lot 35, John Baldessari, National City (W, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, B), 1996-2009, estimated at $80000-120000 (image above, left, 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|
|Ruud van Empel||2|
Other lots of interest include lot 127, Michal Rovner, China, 1995, estimated at $50000-70000 (image above, middle, via Sotheby’s) and lot 144, Boris Mikhailov, Untitled from Case History (2 prints), 1998, estimated at $15000-25000 (image above, right, via Sotheby’s)
The complete lot by lot catalog can be found here.