Auction Preview: Contemporary Curated, September 25, 2013 @Sotheby’s

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:

Preview Statistics
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
Gregory Crewdson 3
Andreas Gursky 2
Vik Muniz 2
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.

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